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House Farm Bill Failure Upsets Dakotas Farmers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Farm groups and politicians in the Dakotas say the failure of the U.S. House to pass a farm bill is disappointing. The $500 billion proposal failed on a 234-195 vote Thursday. Many Republicans wanted deeper cuts to the food stamp program, and the bill also suffered from lack of Democratic...
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Deployment Ceremony Planned for July 6 for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB Based in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Preparations are underway for a mobilization ceremony that will be held within the next few weeks for the Pierre-based members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion. Close to 70 members of the 152nd CSSB will be part of a deployment ceremony Saturday, July 6...
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Hughes County Courthouse Elevator is Inoperable for a Few Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The elevator at the Hughes County Courthouse is out of service for a few weeks.  County officials say the elevator broke down yesterday.  County Manager Kevin Hipple says it’s been determined that new parts are needed to get the elevator repaired and it will take a week for the...
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Rapid City Man Arrested in Pierre for Threatening Two People with Machete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday evening after police were told that he had threatened two people at a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  They later took 29-year-old Jonathan Packard into custody. ...
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Sentencings Set for Two Men Charged for January Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of Grand Theft in two cases-one from Stanley County and the other from Hughes County.  Authorities charged 19-year-old Robert Daniel Larson with the thefts of motor vehicles in Pierre and Fort Pierre in January.   Stanley County States Attorney Tom P....
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Creighton Economist: Economy Strong in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains strong as healthy rainfall this spring helps crops get established. The overall economic index for the region grew to 60.5 in June from May’s 58.8. That suggests growth in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who...
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Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration for May Storms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has written to President Barack Obama requesting federal assistance to help the state recover from thunderstorms, flooding and a tornado. The request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration stems from a series of storms that hit the state from May 24-31. The request covers five counties,...
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‘Scavenger’s Journey’ Set on I-90 Stretch in SD

PLANKINTON, S.D. (AP) – Eight towns along a 90-mile stretch of Interstate 90 in southern South Dakota are planning a weekend of flea markets, rummage sales and other events. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that vendors, businesses and people will be selling items from art to antiques in an effort to draw customers off the...
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Annual Meeting of State Bar of SD Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 81st annual meeting of the State Bar of South Dakota is underway in Pierre through tomorrow.  About 900 lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals, court reporters and others are attending.  During the three day gathering, numerous related groups are meeting; like the Board of Bar Examiners, SD Court Reporters...
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No Jackpot Winner for Powerball June 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 07-46-47-52-57 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $105 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $127 million for Saturday. Tickets that match...
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