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SD Officials: Few Details on Health Care Enrollees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota insurance regulators say they don’t know a lot about the people signing up for health insurance under the new health care law because the online market is run by the federal government. State Insurance Director Merle Scheiber says many people are calling his office, mostly to report they...
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Mobridge Chamber of Commerce Photo Contest

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (DRG News) The Mobridge Chamber of Commerce is holding a photo contest.  They are looking for photos that capture the charm, beauty and character of Mobridge and its surrounding communities. Grand prize is $100 and your picture will appear on the cover of the 2014 Oahe Observer. Email your pictures to haden@mobridge.org...
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Antenna Work on Radio Tower KOLY 1300 Star 99

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Star 99 antenna was struck by lightning a few weeks ago and needs repair.  The tower crew will begin repairs this Thursday so KOLY 1300 and Star 99 radio stations will be off and on the air at various times over the remainder of the week.  The football...
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Avera St. Mary’s to Host Open House and Chamber Business After Hours Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Avera St. Mary’s Hospital will be open to the public for two different events today.  During the mid-day hours, there will be an open house and later-in the early evening-the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold this month’s Business After Hours at the facility.  Amanda Bacon, Communications Coordinator...
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Former State Lawmaker Running for SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota state Rep. Lora Hubbel says she will challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard in the Republican primary next year. The 55-year-old Hubbel, of Sioux Falls, says she opposes the new federal health care law and new Common Core learning standards for schools. Hubbel served in the state...
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Dakota Radio Groups “2013 Ag Expo”

MOBRIDGE, S.D  – (DRG News)  If farmers and ranchers are important to your business, then be a part of Dakota Radio Groups “2013 Ag Expo” – at Scherr-Howe Event Center in Mobridge- on Thursday and Friday, December 5th & 6th in Mobridge!  Farmers and Ranchers are invited to come visit with exhibitors, learn about the latest products and...
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Blizzard-Lost Plains Cattle Will Hurt Area Economy

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Stockgrowers Association official says an early October blizzard that killed tens of thousands of cattle in western South Dakota will have a staggering economic impact. Stockgrowers Executive Director Silvia Christen told the Rapid City Council on Monday night that cattle in the area before the blizzard...
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AG Jackley Says SD Joins Other States in Opposing Health Mandate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota and 17 other states are supporting a First Amendment challenge of the new federal health care law before the U.S. Supreme Court. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the states are part of a “friend of the court” brief challenging a Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision. That ruling...
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SD Panel Recommends Broadening Domestic Abuse Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has recommended broadening the state’s domestic abuse law so it would cover dating couples who don’t live together. The Domestic Abuse Study Committee is recommending that the definition of domestic abuse be changed to specify in more detail who is entitled to protection from an...
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Mobridge City Council Meeting October 12, 2013

Mobridge, SD – KOLY – Regular meeting of the Mobridge City Council was held at city hall.  Council heard from Matt Reichert, Zoning Officer at which time building permits were approved.  Council then heard from Justsin Jungwirth, Police Chief and a pay step increase for Daysia Wiederholt was approved.  Thereafter the council heard from Steve...
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