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PUC’s Chris Nelson Appointed to National Task Force

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The chairman of South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has been named to a new task force that will review and set policies on telecommunication regulation.  Chris Nelson has been appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications.  The group discusses several topics,...
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DRG’s November Online Wheeler Dealer Auction Wrapping Up This Evening

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you’re a bargain shopper, don’t forget that there are just a few hours left to bid on items that are part of the November Online Wheeler Dealer Auction.  Bidding ends at 7:00 p.m.  There are lots of great items to look through…and Wheeler Dealer is a great...
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Patrol Troopers Out in Force in the Dakotas

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Holiday travelers in the Dakotas stand a good chance of encountering a Highway Patrol trooper or two out on the roads. The Highway Patrol agencies in both North Dakota and South Dakota say they are putting all available personnel on the road Wednesday, from troopers to supervisors to command...
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Students Donate to Tribe to Buy Sacred Land

  ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A kindergarten class on the Rosebud Indian Reservation is donating their loose change to an effort to secure land in the Black Hills that tribal members consider sacred. The group of 19 students from Rosebud Elementary collected close to $50 over a two-week period and donated it to the...
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Christmas at the Capitol Display Officially Opened Tuesday with Lighting Ceremony

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the annual Christmas at the Capitol Grand Lighting Ceremony-as hundreds of people gathered to see the lights go on for the season for the special annual display.  98 trees are decorated throughout the Capitol, including a 35 foot Blue Spruce, which is the special South Dakota...
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Highway Patrol Running Operation Safe as Motorists Hit the Roads for Thanksgiving Holiday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is blanketing South Dakota roadways today as part of Operation Safe to encourage holiday travelers to make safe and responsible decisions when they travel.  The Department of Public Safety says all available troopers, supervisors and command staff from all three of the Patrol’s...
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Wind, Warmth Elevate Fire Danger in Parts of SD

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gusty winds and warm temperatures are elevating the fire danger in parts of South Dakota. The Wildland Fire Division is urging people who have burned brush piles in the past couple of weeks to check to make sure they are extinguished and cold, so they don’t spark a...
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AAA Predicts Increase in Total Thanksgiving Travel

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says that there will likely be a slight increase in the number of people who journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday. AAA projects 43.6 million Americans, including 145,400South Dakotanswill be leaving home to spend Thanksgiving elsewhere. South Dakota’s projected travel...
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SD Legislative Leaders Chosen for 2013 Session

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City Republican lawmaker David Lust has been re-elected majority leader in the South Dakota House. Lust’s re-election Saturday follows the earlier re-election of Wentworth Republican Russell Olson as Senate majority leader. Members of the minority Democrats also have re-elected leaders, for both chambers. Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton was...
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FBI IDs Remains Found on South Dakota Reservation

  FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – The FBI has identified remains found on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation in South Dakota as that of a 15-year-old girl. The FBI says the remains were discovered Oct. 19 and belong to Shauntae Hope Marks. Marks had been missing since May. The body was found in a...
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