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Flu Claims Another Life in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Department of Health says another South Dakota resident has died of influenza-related causes last week. The Rapid City Journal reports that the latest death brings the total number of deaths for this flu season to 36. Two of those deaths have been pediatric patients, and 11 percent of them...
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Senator Johnson to Announce Future on Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is set to announce Tuesday whether he will seek re-election in 2014. Questions surrounding whether the three-term Democratic senator would seek re-election have been swirling for months. Johnson spokesman Perry Plumart tells The Daily Republic that the announcement will come Tuesday. Details of when and where...
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SD Brand Board Member Expects Drop in Cattle Herd

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Brand Board member Curt Mortenson of Fort Pierre says he expects the lingering drought and low prices will cause South Dakota farmers and ranchers to sell many of their cattle. Mortenson says long-range forecasts indicate South Dakota and the rest of the Northern Plains could get rain to relieve...
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SD Board OKs Increase in Livestock Inspection Fee

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state board has approved an increase in the fee for livestock inspections designed to prevent the theft of cattle, horses and mules in western South Dakota. The Brand Board voted 4-1 Friday to raise the inspection fee from 90 cents a head to $1. Brand Board director Larry Stearns...
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Governor Appoints New Member to SD Board of Regents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A vice president of Avera Health is the newest member of South Dakota’s Board of Regents. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Bob Sutton, of Pierre, to the board that governs public higher education in the state. Sutton begins serving April 5. He will succeed James Hansen, of Pierre, who is...
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Work to Begin on US Highway 18 Near Winner

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation will begin a $10.2 million dollar concrete paving project near Winner in the next week.  The work will take place on U.S. Highway 18 in the Winner area and involves removing a portion of the asphalt surface, concrete placement and shoulder work.  There will...
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Fundraisers Coming to Pierre and Blunt Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The weekend brings a few different fundraising events to the area.  Sunday will be the day for the 5th Annual Pierre “Polar Plunge” to raise money for Special Olympics South Dakota.  Organizers hope to top last year’s total of $9,000.  Participants can register as a Plunger, or those who choose...
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Murdo Man Charged in State Court Now Facing Federal Charge of Possession of a Stolen Firearm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Murdo man made an initial appearance in federal court earlier this week on a criminal complaint for Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  41-year-old Shaun Sporrer was arrested March 1 in Murdo after reports that he had pointed a gun at another person.   Authorities allege that Sporrer had stolen...
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11th Annual Think and Drive Program Offered Various Messages to Area Students

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the Dakota Radio Group’s annual Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 program to Riggs High School Theater.  The presentation was offered to students from eight different schools and included a discussion of messages from synthetic drugs to distracted driving.  Attorney General Marty Jackley was the first speaker of...
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SD Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Federal Money

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has pleaded guilty to embezzling federal money. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Donna Peterson from 1996 to 2008 managed an apartment complex in Mission where tenants received rent subsidy payments from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development agency....
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