Senator Mark Johnston

SD Senator Johnston Resigning to Take Sanford Post

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Mark Johnston is resigning from the South Dakota Legislature. The Sioux Falls Republican from District 12 says he is accepting a vice president position with Sanford Health. His resignation is effective at the end of the month. He has served in the Senate the past three sessions. Gov. Dennis...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 22-26-31-54-55 Powerball: 18 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $165 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $191 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Official: SD Tribe Can’t Pay for Wounded Knee Site

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The president of a South Dakota tribe facing a deadline on whether to buy a piece of land where 300 of their ancestors were massacred more than a century ago says his tribe does not have the money for the purchase. The Oglala Sioux faced a Wednesday deadline to...
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SD Tribal Business to Get $300K Matching Grant to Promote Popcorn Business

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota tribe will receive $300,000 in federal money to promote the sales of its popcorn as part of an attempt to boost the reservation’s economy. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tells The Argus Leader that the money will go to a corporation of the Lower Brule Tribe to...
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Mobridge Man Wants to Build Indoor Aquatics Center

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Mobridge-area rancher and livestock cattle buyer wants to build an indoor aquatics center. Kim Ulmer tells the Aberdeen American News that competitive swimming is a life-altering experience, and he hopes his three youngest children will come to see it that way, too. Mobridge demolished its aging pool in the fall...
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SD Health Department Issues New WIC Guidelines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health has released new WIC Program income guidelines. The U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded special supplemental nutrition program provides food at no cost to eligible moms, babies and children. The new guidelines are based on 185 percent of the federal poverty level. That means $21,257...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Visiting Standing Rock Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is visiting the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in northern South Dakota to meet with people and tour businesses started by tribal agencies. Tribal Council member Ron Brown Otter says the governor will meet Thursday with Tribal Chairman Charles Murphy, other council members and the public in Bullhead,...
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Tour de Oahe Coming Next Month…Spots Still Open for Riders Interested in Participating

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Signup continues for next month’s Wellmark Tour de Oahe, which will be held in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area on June 22.  The entry fee is $35.  Organizer Randy Brich of Pierre says the event is open to cyclists of all ages and abilities.  Riders can pick from one of...
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Rawlins Library Director and Lewis and Clark Group Member Honored Tuesday After Announcing Retirement

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first of two events to honor Pierre’s long-time library director, who is also a local Lewis and Clark enthusiast was held yesterday.  Beverly Lewis announced recently that she would be leaving as director for Rawlins Municipal Library as of Friday, May 17.   Lewis made the decision to move...
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PARS Offered “Thanks” to Those Who Volunteer with Friday Open House

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Area Referral Service said “thanks” last week to the volunteers that step forward to help the organization.  The group held an open house Friday, serving cake and offering words of thanks to those that work to help PARS with the various programs and projects it sponsors.  This month...
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