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South Dakota Youth Wins Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competiton

  LAKEWOOD, Col. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that a canvasback duck was selected to appear on the 2013-2014 Federal Junior Duck Stamp. The design for the new stamp, painted by 6-year-old Madison Grimm of Burbank, South Dakota was chosen by a panel of judges at the national Junior Duck...
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South Dakota Milk Production Up 2 Percent

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Milk production in South Dakota during January, February and March was up 0.6 percent from the first quarter of 2012.  The Agriculture Department says production during the first quarter of 2013 in the state totaled 495 million pounds.  The department did not release information on the number of...
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Hot Springs Man Claims $10,000 Prize

  HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — A Hot Springs man has claimed a $10,000 lottery prize.  South Dakota lottery officials say Lee Broyles’ Mega Millions ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball in last Friday’s drawing to win the game’s third prize. The odds of doing so are one...
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Capital City Childrens Choir Safe in Boston

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Adults with the Capital City Children’s Choir of Pierre say the group is safe in the Boston area.  The choir earlier this week traveled to Boston, where authorities on Friday were involved in a manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings after killing the first suspect. ...
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3 South Dakota Cities Break Snowfall Records Yesterday

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The latest spring snowstorm to hit the Dakotas was another record-breaker.  The National Weather Service says the 2.9 inches of snow that fell in Sioux Falls on Thursday broke the city record for the date of 0.6 inches in 1978. The 3.3 inches in Huron broke that city’s...
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Judge Denies a Request in Pierre Shooting Death Case

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Pierre teenager accused of killing another teen will not be allowed to interview a key witness in the case.  Sixteen-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death last Dec. 18 of 16-year-old Dalton Williams in the McCahren home. McCahren is accused...
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Former Governor Wins Gubernatorial Buttons

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former Governor Frank Farrar has won a collection of gubernatorial inaugural ball buttons representing nearly eight decades of South Dakota politics.  The collection was raffled off as a fundraiser for the Hughes and Stanley County Republicans. Former state Sen. Homer Harding donated the 49-button set.  Harding spent years amassing...
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Confederate Flag Removed from Hot Springs VA Hospital

  HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Officials at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Hot Springs have removed a Confederate flag from a historical display after some patients complained. VA Black Hills Health Care System Director Steve DiStasio tells the Rapid City Journal that he will meet with the veterans next week to talk...
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Day of Remembrance Tomorrow in South Dakota

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared Friday “A Day of Remembrance” to honor Gov. George S. Mickelson and seven others who died in a plane crash 20 years ago.  The eight men were returning from Cincinnati at the time of the crash. They had traveled there to save the John...
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PARS Receives Donation from Area Cooperative to Help Hungry Citizens

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local organization that is working to help those who are in need in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area received a donation Tuesday from CHS Midwest Cooperatives.  $14,700 was given to the Pierre Area Referral Service during a donation ceremony at the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre. ...
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