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‘Wild Bill’ Hickock’s Pistol Going Up For Auction

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A San Francisco auction house says it’s selling the gun “Wild Bill” Hickock was wearing when he was shot and killed. Bonhams announced Monday that it will auction off the Smith & Wesson No. 2 revolver in November. It was on Hickock when Jack McCall shot him in the South...
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Last Dry SD Reservation Voting on Alcohol Sales

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Native Americans in South Dakota are voting whether to legalize alcohol on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tuesday’s vote is expected to be close. Critics of the Oglala Sioux Tribe’s plan say legalization would only make the reservation’s troubles worse. Alcohol is blamed for some of the highest rates...
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SD Governor Says He Probably Will Seek Re-Election

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he probably will seek re-election next year. Appearing on the Dakota News Network’s call-in radio show, Daugaard says he probably won’t make a final decision on seeking re-election until later this year. But he says his plans right now are to seek a second...
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USDA Forecasts Corn Crop to be 37 Percent Larger

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting South Dakota’s 2013 corn crop to be 37 percent above last year’s crop. The department in its production report forecasts the crop, based on Aug. 1 conditions, to be 731 million bushels. Acreage harvested for grain is estimated at 5.3 million acres,...
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SD West Nile Cases on the Upswing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Human West Nile Virus cases continue to rise in South Dakota and one state health official is urging residents to use mosquito repellent and to take other precautions to protect themselves.  Lon Kightlinger, State Epidemiologist for the South Dakota Department of Health says in a press release that the...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Hold Potluck Picnic This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will hold a potluck picnic this evening in Pierre.  Everyone is welcome for food, fun and fellowship.  Those attending are asked to bring something to share for the picnic meal.  Watermelon, beverages and tableware will be furnished.  The picnic will be in Pierre’s...
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Tune In Again Soon for the Next KGFX Hometown Tour Stop!

UNDATED – (DRG News) KGFX rolls on with our 2013 KGFX Hometown Tour series…with our most recent program held in Onida last week-August 7.  We hope you were able to tune in, as Prime Time Paul Rollie interviewed several local residents about activities that were part of the just ended 91st annual Sully County...
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Fatalities Down at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Injury accidents were up but fatalities were down during this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota. The Highway Patrol’s final count shows 69 injury accidents during the weeklong rally, up from 50 last year. Six people died in crashes, down from 9 in 2012. The number of drunken...
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Great Plains Farm Expenses Up About 20 Percent

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Production expenses rose about 20 percent for farmers in the Great Plains last year. The Agriculture Department says production expenses in the region totaled $88.8 billion in 2012, up from $73.8 billion in 2011. The region includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Farm production expenses nationally...
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Local Teen Volunteers Attend Recent Coalition of Juvenile Justice Youth Summit in D.C.

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Six local teens and two adults returned recently from a national summit that was held in Washington, D.C.  The young people are part of the Central South Dakota Teen Court’s Youth Advisory Board and they attended the Coalition of Juvenile Justice Youth Summit August 1-4.  Teen Court Coordinator Kellie...
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