PRFD Called to Report of Combine Fire Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department was called to a report of a combine on fire east of Pierre yesterday afternoon about 2:45 p.m.  The equipment was reportedly combining sunflowers at the time the fire started-about four miles east of Pierre on the south side of Highway 14.  The department’s...
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Ellsworth Base Subject of Newspaper Ad in US Senate Race

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Ellsworth Air Force Base is the subject of a full-page advertisement published in a South Dakota newspaper by U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds. The Rapid City Journal reports the Republican candidate published the ad announcing that his Democratic challenger Rick Wieland is endorsed by a “radical” group that wants...
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Report Says South Dakota Corn Harvest Lagging

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Recent warm, dry weather helped South Dakota crops mature, but the corn harvest is a bit behind normal. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service says 19 percent of the corn is out of the field, which is below the 45 percent average for this time of...
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Herman Kleinsasser May 2009

Judge Upholds Conviction of SD Man Who Shot Wife

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A circuit judge has upheld the manslaughter conviction of a South Dakota man who shot his wife five years ago while she scrubbed the kitchen floor. Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Trandahl on Monday upheld the conviction of Herman P. Kleinsasser, of Onida. He is serving an 80-year sentence at the...
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