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Siren Systems to be Tested for Severe Weather Awareness Week

PIERRE, S. D. – (DRG News) This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota.  The National Weather Service, South Dakota Office of Emergency Management and other state, county and local agencies have been conducting public awareness activities as part of the annual designation.  This morning, a tornado drill will be conducted.  The...
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Rounds Has Clear Cash Edge Heading Toward Primary

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has the clear edge in campaign cash heading toward the June Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. The GOP front-runner had about $1 million in his campaign coffers as of March 31 after raising about...
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Epidemiologist: Prevent Tick-Borne Illnesses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state epidemiologist recommends that residents use repellent and frequent checks to prevent tick-borne illnesses such as tularemia and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Dr. Lon Kightlinger says ticks need to be attached for several hours to spread infection so people can reduce their risk by checking for and removing...
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Lantry Man Pleads Guilty to Causing Fatal Crash

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A 20-year-old Lantry man has pleaded guilty to causing an accident that killed his passenger. Court documents indicate Charg Hebb pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, which has a maximum punishment of a year in custody. Prosecutors say he was speeding and driving recklessly on the wrong side of the...
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