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Newly Insured Will Worsen SD Doctor Shortage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has struggled for decades to deal with a shortage of family doctors in rural areas, and the shortage is expected to grow next year when the federal health care law allows more people to get insurance coverage. The South Dakota State Medical Association estimates the state’s shortage of...
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SD Highway Patrol Official Promoted to Major

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Rick Miller has been promoted to the rank of major and will be assistant superintendent in charge of the agency’s administrative operations. Miller will focus on the use of technology for the Highway Patrol. He also will supervise the agency’s training division, human resources, State...
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Pierre PD Says Accident Causes Damage to Two Vehicles-One Person Taken to Hospital for Minor Injuries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident in Pierre Thursday left injuries to at least one of the motorists and a total of $10,000 damage to both vehicles.    Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says emergency responders were told of the accident yesterday about 12:35 p.m. at the intersection of Garfield Avenue and...
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Jackley Chosen to Serve as VP of the National Association of Attorneys General

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General has been chosen to serve as Vice President of the National Association of Attorneys General.  In a press release, Marty Jackley says he is honored to serve alongside his fellow State Attorneys General to improve public safety and to protect consumers.  He says the position...
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SDDA Urges Producers to Inspect Their Properties for Grasshopper Populations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Agriculture is asking land owners to take the time now to manage grasshopper populations.  South Dakota Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch says now is the perfect opportunity to scout for the pests.  Each summer, the state faces the possibility of destructive grasshopper outbreaks.  Officials say that...
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Severe Thunderstorm Watch Bringing Stormy Summer Weather Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Weather forecasters have been mentioning possibilities of severe weather in parts of Central South Dakota today and the prediction is coming true in some areas. The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until later this afternoon for several Dakota Radio Group area counties, from Dewey and...
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Eagle Creek Holds Open House-CEO Discusses Future for the Company

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought what is becoming an annual event for Eagle Creek Software Services in Pierre…a public open house.  The event was set up to recognize the contributions of customers, the state and the City of Pierre in the company’s success.  Tours of the Eagle Creek building were offered, food...
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Two SD Men Plead Guilty in Bird-Killing Cases

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota men have recently pleaded guilty in separate cases dealing with the illegal killing of birds. Fifty-one-year-old Jeffery Jessop, of Presho, pleaded guilty to killing at least three federally protected bald and golden eagles and at least 15 hawks on his Lyman County ranch over a period...
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West Nile Virus Detected in Mosquito Pools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health is reporting the season’s first West Nile virus detections in mosquito pools in Brookings and Hughes counties. In 2012, the first positive mosquito pool was detected July 2 and the first human case was reported July 13. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says it might...
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1 vehicle crash outside of Selby

Mobridge, SD (KOLY). At 6:25 this morning an accident was reported just south of Selby on Highway 83 at mile marker 205. One vehicle left the roadway and entered the west ditch and came in contact with a culvert. There were 5 occupants in the car. The car was driven by Wendy Denning, 42...
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