Connecticut Shooting Likely to Spark Gun Bills in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature usually weighs at least one gun-related proposal during its annual legislative session, and a spokesman for Gov. Dennis Daugaard expects that the deadly school shooting in Connecticut might spark even more next year. Daugaard spokesman Tony Venhuizen tells The Associated Press on Monday that the Newtown...
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No Injuries as Helicopter Strikes Hangar in Winner

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Army National Guard helicopter has been damaged after striking an airport hangar in Winner. KBFS radio reports that the UH-60 Black Hawk’s main rotor system struck an airport hangar while taxiing about 4:20 p.m. Sunday. The aircraft sustained damage to its rotor and fuselage but there were...
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FPFD Responds to Call at Fort Pierre Residence Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department responded to a call Sunday afternoon.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the department was summoned about 3:15 p.m. Sunday to 211 West Main.  He says the residents had built a fire in a wood stove in the home.  A blockage in...
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SD to Cast Official Presidential Vote Today

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The presidential election has long been declared, but a historic tradition remains: casting the official electoral college ballots. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, Attorney General Marty Jackley and the state’s electoral college electors will cast the ballots at noon Monday in the governor’s reception room...
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Kostboth Named New Ag Development Director

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has named Paul Kostboth as its new director of Agricultural Development. Kostboth grew up on his family’s farm in Canistota before attending Dakota State University. He graduated in 2001 with a degree in business finance. In January 2002, Kostboth was hired by the...
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Holiday Tours at Governor’s Mansion Today

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The last day to take a public tour to view Christmas decorations at the Governor’s Mansion is today.  Holiday tours will be conducted at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.  Tickets for the tour are free, though there is a limit of...
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Fire Burns Gettysburg Business Friday

  GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A Friday afternoon fire destroyed a Gettysburg business.  Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the fire was reported about 1:30 p.m. Friday at J & B’s Quickstop, along Highway 212 in Gettysburg.  The building houses a gas station, convenience store, bar and diner.  Hamburger says the fire started...
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Donations Made to Feeding SD in McGovern’s Honor Top $70,000

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Feeding South Dakota has received more than $70,000 in donations in memory of the late Sen. George McGovern. Executive director Matt Gassen tells the Daily Republic that as McGovern grew gravely ill, his family asked that donations be given to the organization in his memory. Gassen says he was...
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McGovern’s Ashes to be Buried in DC Early 2013

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Family members of the late Sen. George McGovern say his cremated remains will be buried early next year in a historic Washington, D.C., cemetery. Nephew Matt McGovern tells the Daily Republic that the remains are currently in Sioux Falls, where McGovern died in October at the age of 90....
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Fort Pierre Man Found Guilty of Three of Four Charges by Jury Today

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was found guilty of three of four charges by a jury this afternoon.  33-year-old Derek Boe was charged earlier this year with Attempted First Degree Murder, weapons charges that include Discharge of a Firearm at an Occupied Vehicle and Possession of a Firearm by...
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