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State Activates Emergency Operations Center for Spring Storm Response

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) State officials have opened the state Emergency Operations Center due to the major spring storm carrying strong winds, heavy snow and freezing rain across much of South Dakota. Lt. Governor Matt Michels, acting on behalf of Governor Daugaard, ordered a Level Three activation, which means a...
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State Offices To Remain Open Wednesday, But Officials Suggest Calling Ahead

(From Governor Daugaard’s Office) At this time, state government offices in South Dakota are scheduled to be open tomorrow (Wednesday), as statewide blizzard conditions continue. Officials suggest that citizens call ahead to make sure the specific office they plan to visit is staffed. State employees, like other South Dakota residents, are dealing with the...
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NWS Says More Snow is Coming

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service continues to mention a Winter Storm Warning for parts of the state through tomorrow.  The warning is in effect through 7:00 p.m. Central Time tomorrow.  Renee Wise, Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says though snow may lighten at times this afternoon, central...
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SD Officials: Call Before Visiting State Offices

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People planning on visiting state government offices in South Dakota are urged to call ahead because of the ice and snowstorms plaguing much of the region. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office issued a statement saying that while offices are open in Pierre, people should still call before visiting to make sure...
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Pierre and Stanley County Call Off Classes for Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Local school officials in Pierre and Fort Pierre have made some announcements regarding the school schedule; which is being impacted by the winter storm moving through the state. Stanley County School officials have decided to call off classes for tomorrow.  Stanley County Superintendent Dr. Don Hotalling says they will not...
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SD Governor Says Mission Should Boost Exports to China

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he believes this week’s trade mission to China will boost South Dakota’s exports to the world’s most populous nation. Daugaard and other members of the trade mission spoke by telephone from Shanghai on Tuesday with South Dakota news organizations. The governor says South Dakota ranks last...
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Storm Postpones Local Elections Across SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says the storm hitting South Dakota has prompted the postponement of numerous local elections around the state. Gant says more than two dozen cities and school districts have alerted his office that they are delaying their elections one week. The storm crossing South...
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Missouri River Level Stays Low Because of Drought

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River this spring will remain at minimal levels because of ongoing dry conditions in the region. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to release just enough water to support a minimal channel for barge traffic on the river...
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Crews Continue Working to Clear Main Roads in Pierre and Fort Pierre Areas

UNDATED – (DRG News) With the arrival of snow in the past twelve hours, crews have been working to plow and sand roads in Pierre and Fort Pierre since early this morning.   Fort Pierre Director of Public Works Brad Lawrence says Fort Pierre crews have been working since before daybreak to clear the main...
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Pennsylvania Man Left Wife to Run Away with Girl, 13. Both Found in SD

CLARION, Pa. (AP) – A district attorney says a western Pennsylvania man jailed in South Dakota awaiting charges that he kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, apparently left his wife to run away with the teen. Clarion County District Attorney Mark Aaron says investigators believe 31-year-old Joshua Baker, of Leeper, was “in a relationship” with the...
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