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SD DPS: State Emergency Operations Center Scaling Back

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the SD Department of Public Safety) State officials are scaling back the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to the appropriate staffing level to respond to current requests for support as a major spring storm moves out of South Dakota. The scale-back is effective at 5 p.m. today. A Level Three...
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Mayor Gill and Mayor Tidball Joined Tuesday’s Nationwide Effort to Recognize Impact of National Service

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A joint proclamation was issued Tuesday by Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball-as the two leaders joined a nationwide effort to recognize the impact of national service.  On Tuesday, the mayors joined more than 700 mayors across the country for the first-ever Mayors Day of...
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CP Responds to Train Derailment Near Van Metre Wednesday

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – (DRG News) Work continues today to clear the site of a train derailment about 17 miles west of Fort Pierre.  Andy Cummings of Canadian Pacific Railway says an eastbound CP train derailed four cars yesterday that were loaded with clay.  The incident occurred about a mile east of Van Metre around...
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Buy Your Brick Soon So It’s in Place for June 1 Grand Opening of Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden at Casey Tibbs Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Before this week’s snows fell, construction got underway on what will be the Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden, just outside the main entrance for the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in FortPierre.  The garden will be to honor South Dakota’s great saddle bronc champs and a grand...
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DOT Says Bridge Work and Road Work Coming to Highway 65 South of McIntosh

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) On Monday, work will begin to rehabilitate two bridges near McIntosh and to resurface a segment of Highway 65 south of the town.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work on the bridges includes guardrail replacement, bridge rail modification and epoxy deck seals.  After bridge work is completed,...
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I-29 Reopened Near Tea; Rest of I-90 Reopened

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials have reopened the stretch of Interstate 90 between Chamberlain and Mitchell, and the highway is now open in South Dakota from the Wyoming border to the Minnesota border. The interstate had been shut down by the spring storm pounding the state with ice and heavy snow. The Chamberlain-to-Mitchell...
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None of the Powerball Tickets Sold Wednesday Matched All Six Numbers Drawn

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 01-36-40-52-53 Powerball: 20 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $60 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $70 million for Saturday. Tickets that match the...
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Thune Joins Other Republicans at White House Dinner Wednesday

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama has hosted U.S. Senator John Thune and other Republicans at the White House, with the budget, guns and immigration up for dinner table debate. Their dinner came hours after Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion budget proposal yesterday. His aides said other issues were up for discussion, including the...
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SD Tribe Works to Reach Stranded Residents

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Road and emergency crews on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation are working to reach isolated tribal members in the wake of the spring storm hammering South Dakota. Tribal official Toni Red Cloud tells the Rapid City Journal that the priority is on people with pressing medical needs, such as dialysis...
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Secretary of State Says Weather Postpones SD School and City Elections

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says at least 30 city and school district elections were postponed by this week’s spring storm that hit much of the state with snow and freezing rain. The local elections were to be held Tuesday, but they have been postponed a week until...
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