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Black Leaders Weigh In, Renaming Work Suspended

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has suspended work on sites that contain the word “Negro” after some black people said the term is not offensive. The Board on Geographic Names met in Pierre on Tuesday to consider replacement names for five Black Hills...
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Farmers Face Tough Decisions from Delayed Planting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – It’s decision time for many Midwest farmers stuck in one of the wettest springs ever: Plant or replant corn in muddy, puddled fields or collect crop insurance. The USDA says 91 percent of the nation’s corn is planted; normal for this time of year is 95 percent. The water-logged...
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Polls Are Closed…Unofficial Results in for Pierre’s Municipal and School Board Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Polls have closed for this Election Day in the Capital City and unofficial results show Commissioner Jeanne Goodman was the top vote getter in today’s municipal election.  She defeated challenger Troy Bowers for city commission by a vote of 1,217 to 378. In the school board race, Cari Leidholt...
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Pierre Voters Head to the Polls Today to Make Choices in School Board and Commission Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Election Day in Pierre, as municipal and school board elections are being held.  Polls opened at seven this morning.  Voters will choose between incumbent Cari Leidholt, and challengers Mike Mehlhaff, Jr. and Paul Turman to fill two openings on the Pierre School Board and in the race...
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