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SD Court Upholds Stop in Drunken Driving Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has upheld a South Dakota man’s conviction for drunken driving, ruling that a Highway Patrol trooper had sufficient reason to stop the man after seeing his pickup truck cross a lane marker on the side of the highway. Jason Hett was stopped by a trooper in...
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Suit Seeking Info on Missing Activist Filed in NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A new lawsuit seeks information on the whereabouts of a civil rights worker who’s been missing since 1973. A Buffalo attorney filed the Freedom of Information suit in federal court in western New York. It seeks any Justice Department records having to do with Ray Robinson, who was last seen...
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ND Tops in Nation in Beer Shipments Per Capita-SD Rates 4th

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A new study shows that North Dakota is tops in the nation in beer shipments per capita, if age is taken into account. The analysis was done by the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing brewers, importers and suppliers. It found that nearly 46 gallons of beer were...
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Wheat Stocks Up in the Dakotas Over the Year

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat stocks are up significantly in the Dakotas over the year. The Agriculture Department in its latest report says stocks of all types of wheat in North Dakota on June 1 totaled 84.2 million bushels, up 22 percent from 2012. In South Dakota, they totaled 32.2 million bushels, up 37...
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SD Businesses Relieved by Health Insurance Delay

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota employers are relieved that federal officials are delaying by one year penalties for businesses that fail to provide health insurance for their workers. But the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that business officials believe the delay still does not clear up worries that the new regulations are...
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Evening Events Set up for Independence Day in Fort Pierre/Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) There will be a number of events to take in around the area for today’s July 4!  Later tonight, don’t forget the Capital Legends Pro Rodeo-taking place at the Stanley County Fairgrounds.  It starts at 7:00 p.m. Central and features stock from contractor Wild Card Rodeo. In Pierre, there will...
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2013 4th of July Parade is Here!!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre will host today’s Fourth of July parade starting this morning at 11:00 a.m.  The parade route starts near the Holiday Inn Express and will follow Highway 83 south to Deadwood Street into Fort Pierre’s downtown area.  A detour for traffic needing to travel...
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Local Exchange Club Runs Patriotic Programs Highlight the Flag for Independence Day and Other Celebrations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge to celebrate today’s Fourth of July holiday.  The Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge since 2006 for various holidays and other events.  Also today, over 130 Pierre Businesses will...
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NWS Recaps June Weather for Parts of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says June brought a month of near to slightly below normal temperatures across the region.  Pierre/Fort Pierre saw the warmest day last month on the 26th when the temperature reached 91.  Also on the 26th, Mobridge had a high temperature of 93 and Timber Lake...
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South Dakota Perspective to Air Monday Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly program South Dakota Perspective is coming up Monday on KGFX-AM, KOLY-AM and affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join us Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. as we welcome South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for the broadcast.  Lee Axdahl, Director of the SD Office of Highway Safety...
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