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Secretary of State Says Weather Postpones SD School and City Elections

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says at least 30 city and school district elections were postponed by this week’s spring storm that hit much of the state with snow and freezing rain. The local elections were to be held Tuesday, but they have been postponed a week until...
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Officials Cancel SD Meeting on Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers canceled a South Dakota meeting today on the agency’s plans for managing the Missouri River reservoirs this spring. The meeting was set to be held in Pierre on Wednesday, but it was canceled because of the spring snowstorm that hit the area. Jody Farhat,...
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Keystone XL Opponents in Nebraska Circulating Petition

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project. The group Bold Nebraska sent out an email Wednesday, urging its supporters to sign an online petition that would ask President Barack Obama to deny federal approval. The group pointed to a...
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I-90 Open Wall to Chamberlain…Eastbound I-90 Travelers Asked To Stay Put

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) South Dakota Department of Transportation officials announce the section of Interstate 90 between Wall and Chamberlain is now open. Interstate 90 between Chamberlain and Mitchell remains closed and officials say it is unlikely to be reopened yet today based on the available forecast....
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City of Pierre Lifts Snow Route Declaration

PIERRE – (From the City of Pierre) The City of Pierre has lifted the snow Emergency Snow Route Declaration.  Vehicles may utilize streets designated as snow routes for parking.
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I-90 Open From Rapid City to Wall

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the South Dakota Department of Transportation) South Dakota Department of Transportation say that Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Wall is now open. Interstate 90 between Wall and Mitchell remains closed, with no estimated time for it to be reopened. Crews are working to clear a number of stuck vehicles...
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35K Still Without Power After Storm Pounds SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy says approximately 35,000 customers in South Dakota are still without power after a winter storm walloped the area. James Wilcox with Xcel says crews have been able to restore power to an estimated 25,000 people but adverse weather conditions are creating new outages. More than 230 crew...
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Alberta Premier: Rejection of XL Pipeline Would Mar Relations

TORONTO (AP) – Alberta’s premier says if the Obama administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline it be would be a significant thorn in Canadian-U.S. relations. Premier Alison Redford said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press that the issue would keep coming up. Redford is in Washington for her fourth trip to lobby...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre Officials Talk About Snow Clearance Work

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today brings another busy day for plow and big equipment operators in Pierre and Fort Pierre, as the predicted second wave of snow arrived in the area this morning.  Fort Pierre issued a snow alert this morning and is asking residents to keep their vehicles off snow routes so they...
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NWS Says Snow to Begin Tapering Off Later Today

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A winter storm warning continues in the forecast through tomorrow morning in much of the Dakota Radio Group listening area.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service indicate that snow will fall on and off through tomorrow morning.  Scott Doering of the Weather Service in Aberdeen says it’s likely that...
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