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SD, MN Troopers Conduct I-90 Safety Operation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Highway Patrol troopers from South Dakota and Minnesota and local law officers are cracking down on traffic violators on a stretch of Interstate 90. The daylong enforcement effort between Chamberlain, S.D., and Fairmont, Minn., began at 6 a.m. Thursday. Officers are focused on enforcing laws dealing with seatbelts, speeding,...
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New Hope Cancer Foundation Announces It Will Begin Servicing New Counties

Mobridge , S.D.- One of the things that basically connects everyone is we all know someone affected by cancer. There is a great foundation called the New Hope Cancer Foundation that is based in Mobridge. New Hope Cancer Foundation was started locally to help patients with funds to assist with their expenses. Since starting...
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ABC News to Seek Dismissal of ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – ABC News says it intends to ask a circuit court to dismiss a South Dakota beef processing company’s defamation lawsuit now that it has been moved from federal court. Beef Products Inc. sued for defamation over ABC’s coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” ABC wanted...
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Power Outage Leaves Some Utility Customers Without Electricity for a Time on Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 600 utility customers in Pierre were impacted by a power outage yesterday morning.  Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the outage was first reported around 10:10 a.m. Wednesday.  He says the power was out from the Ash Substation to southeast Pierre and from Madison Avenue to Hayes Avenue.  Power...
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Ebmeier Named CEO at Avera St. Mary’s

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A native of Beresford has been named the regional president and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre.  Paul Ebmeier’s responsibilities will include providing leadership for Avera’s clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre region.  Ebmeier is currently the Chief Operation Officer of a Colorado medical group...
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Man Sentenced for Rape and Incest Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom Tuesday for his guilty plea to Third Degree Rape and Aggravated Incest.  26-year-old Adam Arterberry was given a 25-year prison sentence for the rape charge and ten years on the Aggravated Incest count.  Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner says Arterberry...
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Researcher: Tribes Vary Greatly on Medical Studies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Native American public health investigator says tribes are interested in taking part in medical research studies but vary greatly on what is considered culturally acceptable. Linda Burhansstipanov with the Native American Cancer Research Corp. spoke Wednesday at a summit hosted by the Collaborative Research Center for American Indian...
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BPI Gets ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit Back to State Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has moved a South Dakota beef processing company’s lawsuit against ABC News for defamation back to state court. Beef Products Inc. sued ABC News Inc. for defamation over its coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” The company is seeking $1.2 billion in...
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Third of Four Services to Honor Means is Thursday

WIND CAVE, S.D. (AP) – The third of four ceremonies to honor the life of former American Indian Movement activist Russell Means will be Thursday in the Black Hills. Means will be honored at 12 p.m. at Wind Cave. Means died in October at his home on the Pine Ridge reservation after battling cancer....
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Storms Cause Damage in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Storms packing strong winds caused damage in parts of South Dakota, but no injuries were immediately reported. Jim and Judy Holzwarth say a cabin on their property overlooking the Missouri River north of Pierre was destroyed by wind early Wednesday. No one was inside at the time. The National Weather...
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