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SD Air National Guard Prepares for Furloughs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Members of the South Dakota Air National Guard are facing some financial turbulence because of furloughs that begin next week. KELO-TV reports that 250 members of the 114th Fighter Wing will lose a quarter of their pay from Aug. 2 through September because of furloughs required by federal budget...
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Officials Say Human Trafficking Occurs in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say people need to be aware that human sex trafficking can happen even in rural states like South Dakota. Those officials spoke Friday at a conference sponsored by the University of South Dakota and the Civil Society from St. Paul, Minn. South Dakota has recently set up a...
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….and the Winner of the Harley Was….

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A good crowd gathered on a nice South Dakota evening to enjoy a picnic supper and find out the winners of an annual raffle that benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area and the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  The annual Harley Giveaway picnic was held...
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SD National Guard Museum Honoring Korean War Veterans Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre is hosting an exhibit today and tomorrow as part of the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary Korean War Commemoration.   Bob Hill is South Dakota’s Ambassador to a committee that has been noting the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, which was...
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Work Continues on One of Fort Pierre’s Two Sewage Lagoon Facilities

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work has been underway south of Fort Pierre to strengthen the walls around one of the sewer lagoons that serves the city.  Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball says the city received funds through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to help pay for the project.  He says...
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NWS Predicts Possible Record Tying or Record Setting Overnight Temps in Next 24-48 Hours

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says it’s possible that some central South Dakota locations could see record or near record minimum temperatures over the weekend.  The Aberdeen office of the Weather Service says that locations like Mobridge, Pierre and Timber Lake could match or set overnight record lows tomorrow morning...
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ND, SD Universities Get Bioprocessing Grant

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four universities in North Dakota and South Dakota have been awarded a $6 million grant to establish a research consortium that will study the use of a plant material to replace petrochemicals. The National Science Foundation Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research has awarded funding for North Dakota State University,...
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Public Vote Set on Legalizing Booze on Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe Election Commission has scheduled a vote on legalizing alcohol on the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The special election is set for Tuesday, Aug. 13. The Tribal Council in June approved a public referendum on whether to legalize alcohol on the southern South Dakota reservation,...
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SD Raw Milk Supporters Oppose State Rules on Sale

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Raw milk producers and their customers have once again asked South Dakota officials to scrap rules they argue would impose too many restrictions on the production and sale of unpasteurized milk. At a hearing in Pierre, farmers who produce raw milk said the proposed rules would be too stringent. They...
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SD AG Seeks Authority From Congress Over Prostitution Websites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley and his counterparts in nearly every other state want Congress to amend a federal law to allow state prosecution of websites that advertise prostitution. Jackley and attorneys general have written a letter asking Congress to amend the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The...
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