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Hot, Dry Weather Could Affect Corn, Soy Yields

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The hot, dry weather hanging on in much of South Dakota is likely to hurt soybean and corn yields. South Dakota State University commodity marketing specialist Lisa Elliott says the weather is contributing to crops that are lagging in maturity. The government’s crop yield projections will be updated this...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 7, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-19-22-26-45, Powerball: 24 Estimated jackpot: $203 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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SD Retirement System Board Re-Elects Two Officers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s Board of Trustees has re-elected Elmer Brinkman of Watertown as its chairman. Brinkman is a Codington County commissioner who represents elected county officials on the 17-member board that oversees the state’s public pension system. The Board of Trustees also re-elected state Supreme Court Justice Steven...
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SD Health Systems Requiring Staff Vaccines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top three health systems say they will require annual flu vaccinations for all employees, health care providers and volunteers. Sanford Health, Avera Health and Regional Health say the decision was made to maximize patient safety and protect employees against the disease. South Dakota last year had its...
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Judge Rules to Keep McCahren Case in Adult Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge has ruled that the case of a teen accused in the shooting death of a classmate last December will remain in adult court.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault counts for the December 18 shooting...
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McCahren Transfer Hearing Continuing in Pierre Courtroom

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A number of witnesses were questioned this morning in a Pierre courtroom as part of what is scheduled as a two day transfer hearing in the case of a Pierre teen charged for the shooting death of another teen last year.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged with First Degree...
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Day Two of Transfer Hearing on Murder Charges for Pierre Teen Underway

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The second day of a transfer hearing is underway in Pierre this morning in the case of a Pierre teen charged in the December shooting death of a fellow classmate.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and alternate counts of...
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3 Challenges to Pine Ridge Alcohol Vote Denied

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A hearing is scheduled for later this month on a challenge to last month’s vote legalizing alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Election Supervisor Francis Pumpkin Seed says a couple of tribal members filed a restraining order. He says it’s one of three challenges the election commission has...
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United Way Campaign Co-Chairs Talk About Importance of Local Organization

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year’s Capital Area United Way fundraiser is officially underway and the campaign co-chairs say they were honored to be asked to head up the effort.  Karl and Denise Richards were named on Tuesday as the 2013 Campaign Co-chairs.  Denise Richards works as a victim advocate in the Hughes...
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Capital Area United Way Off and Running with Fundraising Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way announced its goal for this year’s campaign earlier this week.   At an event held at the Pierre Chamber Tuesday, United Way officials revealed that they will work to raise $545,007; up from last year’s $500,000 goal.  United Way Executive Director Gloria Hanson says the...
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