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Pierre Chamber Gives Awards at 2012 Annual Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2012 Annual Celebration and Banquet yesterday. A portion of the event included the naming the recipients of three different chamber awards. Named Ambassador of the Year was Stephanie Odden of Bankwest; the Pierre Pride Award was given to Gordon Woods and Gators Pizza...
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Storm to Bring Heavy Snow to Parts of North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service has issued a variety of winter weather advisories, watches and warnings for North Dakota as a storm moves in from the Rockies. Forecasters say the storm will bring heavy snow to some areas of the state and freezing drizzle to others. It will linger through the...
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SD, ND, Tribe Unite on Sex Offender Registry

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The states of South Dakota and North Dakota have reached an agreement to work with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to crack down on sex offenders. The states and tribe will share offender and conviction data, process DNA samples, and advise each other of offenders moving across jurisdictional boundaries. South...
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SD Corn, Soybean Estimates Unchanged Over Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s corn and soybean production forecasts are unchanged over the month, and both crops are still expected to be down sharply from a year ago. The Agriculture Department in its November report estimates the South Dakota soybean crop at 130 million bushels, down 14 percent from last year,...
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Woman Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 20-year-old Parmelee woman has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Kenna Young was driving under the influence of alcohol in Todd County on Feb. 15 when her vehicle left the roadway and crashed, killing one passenger and injuring...
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Don McLean to Appear on SD Float in Famed Parade

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Singer and songwriter Don McLean is to perform on South Dakota’s float in this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York later this month. The South Dakota Department of Tourism announced Thursday that McLean will appear on the float and perform his 1971 hit “American Pie” during the Nov....
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Thune Seeks Re-election As Conference Chairman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune has announced his intention to seek re-election to the third-highest ranking Republican position in the U.S. Senate. Thune said Thursday that he intends to be re-elected as the Senate Republican Conference Chairman. He has held the position since January of this year. In a news release,...
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Veterans Day Events Getting Underway at Local Schools-Running Today Through Monday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Stanley County Schools will celebrate Veterans Day today with a special event in the Parkview Gym in Fort Pierre. The two guest speakers today will be Sergeant Anson Juelfs, who will give a presentation of his deployment in Afghanistan. Last year during the Veterans Day event, students spoke with Sgt....
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PACO Holds Pierre Area Philanthropy Luncheon on Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) Wednesday brought the Pierre Area Philanthropy Luncheon to the Ramkota. The event is organized by the Pierre Area Charitable Organization and honored recipients of awards including Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Youth Volunteer and Outstanding Philanthropist-along with people who were recognized under the “Good People, Good Causes” category. A...
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Drought Unchanged in SD; Conditions Improve in ND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have not changed in South Dakota over the week, with all of the state in some form of drought and more than half in the two worst categories. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that extreme or exceptional drought continues to cover most of the southern...
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