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US Senate Hopefuls Want to Reform Education Policy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The four candidates for an open U.S. Senate seat in South Dakota all want to reshape the country’s education policy, but in different ways. Republican Mike Rounds, Democrat Rick Weiland, and independents Gordon Howie and Larry Pressler are vying for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Tim...
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Fire Crews Put Out Cornfield Fire at DeGrey Hill

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) A corn field fire was put out Sunday afternoon by fire units from Harrold, DeGrey, Raber and Blunt.  The fire was noted about 3:15 p.m. Sunday at DeGrey Hill in a cornfield being harvested.  Harrold Fire Chief Treg Cowan says fire crews were assisted in putting out the fire...
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Grass Fire East of Emergency Spillway Burns About 150 Acres Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters from two local departments worked to put out a grass fire Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of the Emergency Spillway.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says a grass fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. Saturday near Billy Goat Jump-east of the Spillway.  Cronin says the fire...
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SD Man Who Set Tribal Building on Fire Sentenced

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A central South Dakota man has been sentenced to prison for setting a tribal building on fire. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 38-year-old Thomas Loudner has been ordered to spend two months in prison and one year on supervised release. Loudner pleaded guilty to malicious mischief before being sentenced....
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