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New Version of iPad Mini Now On Sale

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple began selling a new iPad Mini on Tuesday without the usual fanfare. Apple usually announces the availability date in advance, allowing loyal customers to line up at stores overnight to be among the first to buy one. This time, Apple quietly issued a news release on its immediate availability. Supplies...
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4th Annual Blue Light Memorial Event to Recognize Fallen Law Enforcement Officers

PIERRE, S.D – The 4th annual Project Blue Light Memorial Event is scheduled to take place this evening beginning at 6:30pm at the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls. Attorney General Marty Jackley will be the keynote speaker for this year’s event. Project Blue Light is an important memorial event that recognizes the fallen law...
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Beef Genetics Trade Mission to Russia a Success

PIERRE, S.D. – As follow-up to an October 2012 trip, the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) partnered with the Montana and Kansas Departments of Agriculture to send a delegation focusing on beef genetics to the Russian Federation on Oct. 23– Nov. 2. The South Dakota contingent included Ty Eschenbaum with SDDA, Craig Bieber...
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SD Legislative Panel OKs Proposed Raw Milk Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Legislative panel has approved proposed state rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk sold in the state. But members of the Legislature’s Rules Review Committee also have suggested that the state Agriculture Department delay the effective date of its rules so the entire Legislature...
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SD Billionaire Sanford Suffers Near-Fatal Blockage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakotan who has given millions toward health care needed to tap into it when he woke up recently and couldn’t walk or breathe. Sioux Falls philanthropist T. Denny Sanford says he survived a near-fatal blockage of the lungs as he prepared to go pheasant hunting last month....
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SD State Government Starts Central Rules Website

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state government is starting a website that will enable people to learn and comment about all rules proposed by state agencies. Gov. Dennis Daugaard Chief of Staff Dusty Johnson says people now have trouble finding out about proposed rules because they have to go to websites run by...
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State Treasurer Sattgast Reports $125m in Unclaimed Property Receipts

PIERRE, S.D – State Treasurer Rich Sattgast released the state’s November Unclaimed Property Receipts for the year, showing the state received $125 million in unclaimed property, far exceeding last year’s estimate of $52 million. “This dollar amount is double what we had estimated based on what our holders were telling us,” Sattgast said. “Two large holders...
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SDDOT Holding Public Open House on Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation will hold a public open house and informational meeting tonight on the Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study.  The DOT, along with the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, scheduled the open house to start talking about the process that will lead up to the...
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UBS Blood Drives Being Held Today and Tomorrow in Blunt and Onida

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Two blood drives are being held in two central South Dakota communities today and tomorrow.  United Blood Services says the demand for blood is currently being outpaced by the supply on hand and some recent blood drives have not brought in the projected amount of blood needed.  Later today,...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Retirement for District’s Director of Educational Services

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board accepted the retirement of Pierre School District’s Director of Educational Services at Monday night’s meeting.  Dennis Champ has worked in the Pierre District for 11 years.  School officials say Champ came to the Pierre School District in 2003 to work as Director of Special Education...
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