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Groundbreaking Held for New Stanley County Elementary

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for Stanley County’s new elementary building. The 38,000 square foot building will be completed late next year and will serve students in Junior Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fort Pierre. Yesterday’s groundbreaking was attended by school board members, city officials, school students...
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Biden to Attend SD Prayer Service for McGovern

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The White House says Vice President Joe Biden will attend a South Dakota prayer service for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern on Thursday. McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon, died Sunday at a Sioux Falls hospice. He was 90. Biden and McGovern served together...
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Measurable Snow Expected in Parts of the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Forecasters say a storm system crossing the Northern Plains will bring measurable snowfall to parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service says 3-8 inches of snow is expected in the Black Hills of western South Dakota, with 1-3 inches on the plains in that region. A winter weather...
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Daugaard Part of NGA Discussion on Employing Disabled

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Delaware Gov. Jack Markell is hosting a roundtable discussion in Washington on employing people with disabilities. Wednesday’s conference is part of an initiative Markell has proposed for his one-year term as the new chairman of the National Governors Association. Markell will join South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and NGA executive...
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Dole Institute Honoring McGovern Legacy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is presenting a special exhibit honoring the late Democratic Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. McGovern, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90. Dole, the former Republican senator from Kansas,...
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City Says SD Beef Plant Can Ramp Up Production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen is being allowed to slaughter more cattle after passing a city inspection. The long-delayed plant earlier received permission to slaughter up to five cattle to test equipment. The American News reports that the city is allowing the plant to ramp up to slaughtering...
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Medicare Telemarketing Scam Focused on South Dakota Seniors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new Medicare telemarketing scam is said to be targeting South Dakota seniors. October 15th brought the start for the annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare recipients to make changes on their Part D coverage. The date also brought activity from scammers who are targeting seniors across the state....
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Benefit to be Held in Herreid for Family of Mound City Man Killed in September Vehicle Accident

HERREID, S.D. – (DRG News) A benefit will be held in early November to assist the family of a Mound City man who was killed in a car accident last month. 27-year-old Bobby Vargo died in the one vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 83 two miles south of Herreid. Organizers have put together...
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Winter Weather Awareness Day Scheduled for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings Winter Weather Awareness Day to South Dakota. Dave Hintz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the day is noted each year to refocus attention from the hazards of summer severe weather to the dangers that occur during the winter months. Hintz says...
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SDWU to Hold Informational Meeting on Proposed Walleye Regulation Changes for Lake Oahe

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting organized by South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited will be held this evening to give interested anglers a chance to learn more about changes being considered in regulations for walleye limits. Members of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission are expected to make a decision on the limits...
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