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Search for Missing Elderly Pierre Man Continues

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Hand County authorities continue to coordinate a search for an elderly Pierre man who disappeared from a St. Lawrence home over the weekend.  Hand County Emergency Manager Nehemiah Volquardsen says Leroy Nye was last seen late Saturday night.  Nye suffers from dementia and is very confused.  It’s believed that...
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FEMA Coordinating Disaster Response in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are in South Dakota to coordinate a relief effort in the wake of a three-day ice and snow storm last month. President Barack Obama has approved a disaster declaration for Douglas, Hutchinson, Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, Shannon and Turner counties as well as the...
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Honor Song Group Protests Exclusion in SD Town

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Members of the Crow Creek and Lower Brule tribes gathered outside the National Guard Armory in Chamberlain to play an American Indian honor song for high school graduates as they filed out of the building. The school board last week rejected a request to have the honor song played as...
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SD Town of Ipswich Using Mobile Post Office

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the northeastern South Dakota town of Ipswich are using a mobile post office while the permanent building is fixed. KELO-TV reports that the regular post office was closed because of a leaking roof and other damage. For a while, people in the area had to make a 50-mile round...
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SD School Sharing Plan Moving Slower than Hoped

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A plan for several rural South Dakota school districts to share staff and hold more classes online will proceed more slowly than some had hoped. Platte-Geddes Superintendent Dennis Goodwin had proposed that his school district and those nearby join forces with shared teachers and a single superintendent to save...
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Maker of ‘Pink Slime’ Continues to Struggle

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) – The beef-processing company that makes the product that critics call “pink slime” continues to struggle more than a year after the initial stories on the lean bits of beef that Beef Products Inc. produced. The Sioux City Journal reports the Dakota Dunes, S.D., based company lost 80 percent of its...
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Hand County Officials Asking for Public’s Assistance in Finding Missing Man

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities in Hand County are asking for assistance from the public in searching for an elderly Pierre man who has been missing since early this morning.  Leroy Nye is in his early 80’s, suffers from dementia and is very confused.  He was in St. Lawrence visiting family and was...
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Hand County Searching for Elderly Man Missing from St. Lawrence

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Hand County authorities are asking for assistance as they continue searching for an elderly man who has been missing from St. Lawrence since this morning.  Nehemiah Volquardsen, Hand County Emergency Manager, says Leroy Nye, who is in his early 80’s, has been the focus of a search today.  He...
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No Hazardous Material in Letters to SD Lawmakers

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Tests conducted by the State Health Department’s laboratory showed there were no hazardous materials in envelopes sent to the Aberdeen offices of South Dakota’s congressional delegation. The Aberdeen American News reports that the state laboratory stayed open late Friday to test envelopes mailed to the offices of Sen. John Thune,...
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Tribal Nonprofit Names New Program Director

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization for children on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has named a new director for youth programs. The Cheyenne River Youth Project has announced that Tammy Eagle Hunter will serve as youth programs director. She replaces Megan Guiliano. In her role, Eagle Hunter will be responsible for...
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