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Wheat Growers to Hold Groundbreaking at Site of Future Facility in Kennebec

UNDATED – (DRG News) Groundbreaking will be next week for Wheat Growers shuttle loader grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy facility in Kennebec. Wheat Growers is going ahead with the new Kennebec facility following news that the 40-mile Chamberlain to Presho railroad line will be rehabilitated. The South Dakota Department of Transportation announced last month...
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Midland and Hayes Firefighters Respond to Small Grass Fire Wednesday

HAYES, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire southwest of Hayes burned a few acres of grass and 3-4 bales yesterday. Clint Alleman, Fire Chief for the Four Corners Fire Department says a baler started the fire Wednesday afternoon about 2:50 p.m. MT.  Alleman says the Midland Fire Department was first to the scene and...
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Shawn Springer on June 28, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Man Serving 261 Years Wants Sentence Reduced

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man serving a 261-year prison sentence for his role in the 1996 shooting death of a Pierre taxi cab driver wants his sentence reduced. Shawn Springer is now 35 years old. He was 16 at the time of the robbery and killing of cab driver Michael Hare. He appealed...
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SD Lawmaker Faces Social Media Backlash Over Jokes

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says she was trying to be funny when she ended two newspaper columns with jokes about Muslim terrorists, convenience store clerks, motel managers and President Barack Obama. The Rapid City Journal reports the comments by state Rep. Betty Olson, of Prairie City, led to a...
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