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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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Officials Cancel SD Meeting on Missouri River

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers canceled a South Dakota meeting today on the agency’s plans for managing the Missouri River reservoirs this spring. The meeting was set to be held in Pierre on Wednesday, but it was canceled because of the spring snowstorm that hit the area. Jody Farhat,...
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Keystone XL Opponents in Nebraska Circulating Petition

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska are circulating a petition to try to halt the project. The group Bold Nebraska sent out an email Wednesday, urging its supporters to sign an online petition that would ask President Barack Obama to deny federal approval. The group pointed to a...
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I-90 Open Wall to Chamberlain…Eastbound I-90 Travelers Asked To Stay Put

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) South Dakota Department of Transportation officials announce the section of Interstate 90 between Wall and Chamberlain is now open. Interstate 90 between Chamberlain and Mitchell remains closed and officials say it is unlikely to be reopened yet today based on the available forecast....
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City of Pierre Lifts Snow Route Declaration

PIERRE – (From the City of Pierre) The City of Pierre has lifted the snow Emergency Snow Route Declaration.  Vehicles may utilize streets designated as snow routes for parking.
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I-90 Open From Rapid City to Wall

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the South Dakota Department of Transportation) South Dakota Department of Transportation say that Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Wall is now open. Interstate 90 between Wall and Mitchell remains closed, with no estimated time for it to be reopened. Crews are working to clear a number of stuck vehicles...
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35K Still Without Power After Storm Pounds SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Xcel Energy says approximately 35,000 customers in South Dakota are still without power after a winter storm walloped the area. James Wilcox with Xcel says crews have been able to restore power to an estimated 25,000 people but adverse weather conditions are creating new outages. More than 230 crew...
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