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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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Rosebud Hospital Earns Baby-Friendly Status

  ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – The Indian Health Service hospital on the Rosebud Indian Reservation has been named the first baby-friendly hospital in South Dakota. The hospital is also the first IHS hospital to earn the designation, which promotes breastfeeding. The World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund administer the...
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Mount Rushmore to be Featured on New Quarter

  KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore will once again grace the side of a quarter when the U.S. Mint releases a new America the Beautiful quarter next year. Mount Rushmore National Memorial says the illustration portrays two workers on the sculpture finalizing the carving of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Washington will also...
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Jury Gets Case in Hughes County Attempted Murder Trial

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A jury has been deliberating at the Hughes County Courthouse since late this morning, as the group decides the fate of a Fort Pierre man facing Attempted Murder and other charges.  33-year-old Derek Boe was arrested earlier this year following an incident in rural Hughes County in which...
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FPFD Chooses Officers to Lead Department in 2013

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department held its annual meeting and election of officers for 2013 last night.  In the coming year, Fire Chief Rick Cronin says four of the five officers leading the department will have served as officers at some point in the past.  Cronin...
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Some Northeast Pierre Residents Asked to Boil Drinking and Cooking Water After Water Main Repair

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some northeast Pierre residents are being asked to boil drinking and cooking water today, after a water main was damaged last night near Garfield Avenue and Airport Road. Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says about 150 residents living along Fourth Street near Garfield Avenue were without water...
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Fort Pierre Man Arrested Wednesday for Pierre Burglary

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  A Fort Pierre man was arrested on Wednesday after authorities executed a search warrant at a Fort Pierre home.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that Pierre officers were joined by the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office in searching a home in the 300 block of West Park in...
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SD Regulators to Discuss Grain Law Changes

  REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in the Dakotas who lost millions of dollars to a failed seed company will get their chance Saturday to speak on proposed changes to South Dakota law designed to help regulators better detect a grain buyer’s deteriorating financial condition. Public Utilities Commission grain warehouse director Jim Mehlhaff says...
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