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CenturyLink, Union Fail to Reach Labor Agreement

DENVER (AP) – CenturyLink and the union representing 13,000 workers in 13 states in the West and Midwest have failed to reach a contract agreement, but have signed onto a day-to-day extension of the expired pact. The Communications Workers of America made the announcement after the existing labor contract expired at 11:59 p.m. Saturday....
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Friday Crash in Hughes County Involves Semi and Combine-SDHP Investigating

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An accident late this morning resulted in a section of Highway 14 east of Blunt being blocked until late this afternoon. Responders were called to a collision between a combine and a semi tanker truck-which was hauling gas. Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident occurred on a...
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More Than 9,000 South Dakotans Have Already Voted

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 9,000 South Dakotans have already cast their votes in the presidential election. The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office reports that as of Friday, about 19,800 absentee ballots have been requested, with nearly all of the requests granted. About 9,200 people have already returned the ballots. Early voting...
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Onida Circus Cancelled

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) The October 10 performance of the Piccadilly Circus in Onida has been cancelled. The circus notified local organizers that the shows that were to be next Wednesday have been cancelled. There were to be two shows at the Sully County Fairgrounds that day.
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SD Department of Agriculture Conducting Internet Survey

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has set up an internet survey and is seeking feedback from farmers, ranchers and others in the ag sector. Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the department is conducting the online survey as part of Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Red Tape Review. The department wants...
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Native American Education Program to Host Native American Week Events Starting Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several activities are planned next week as the Pierre School District’s Native American Education Program will host Native American Week starting Monday. October 8 is noted as Native American Day in South Dakota. There will be different events scheduled throughout the week that are open to students-and some are...
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Fort Pierre and Pierre Fire Departments Noting Fire Prevention Week

UNDATED – (DRG News) Next week brings the annual designation known as National Fire Prevention Week. The theme for the week is “Have 2 Ways Out”. State Fire Marshal Paul Marriman says the theme is a reminder that a good fire safety plan includes more than one exit strategy from a burning home. Area...
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SD Commission Sets Mountain Lion Quota at 100

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission will allow up to 100 mountain lions to be killed during the upcoming hunting season, 30 more than last year. The season begins Dec. 26 and runs through next March 31 unless either of two quotas is reached – the 100 total lions...
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Semi Clogs Railroad Bridge and Pierre Street for Several Hours Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Street railroad bridge claimed another victim as a semi got stuck under the structure yesterday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says dispatchers were contacted about 6:45 a.m. Thursday and were told that a semi was stuck under the bridge. The driver, 60-year-old Lowell D. Wiggins of Halstead,...
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Farmers Union Breaks Ground on New Building

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Farmers Union says it has broken ground on a new 8,400 square foot state office building. The new building in Huron will house South Dakota Farmers Union staff along with the state office staff of the Farmers Union Insurance Agency and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation....
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