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Former USD Law Professor Myers to Run for Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former University of South Dakota law professor has announced plans to run for governor as an independent candidate. The Argus Leader reports that 77-year-old Mike Myers announced his bid on Friday. Myers taught health care law and elder law at USD for 23 years. He also served as...
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LRC Executive Board to Meet Monday at State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Legislative Research Council’s Executive Board will hold its next meeting on Monday at the State Capitol.  The board is chaired by State Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel and Monday’s agenda includes an update from the South Dakota Investment Council and a report on the Capitol Stained Glass Project...
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Next KGFX Hometown Tour to Put the Spotlight on the Community of Kennebec!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX takes the Dakota Cruiser on the road again soon as our next Hometown Tour broadcast will take place in Kennebec.  This will be our first Hometown Tour broadcast in Kennebec in the seven year history of the program and we’re excited to get a chance to highlight the...
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Improvement Projects Continue Around Capitol Complex

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several improvement projects have been underway this year for parking lots and other infrastructure that are found on and near the Capitol Complex in Pierre.  Mike Mueller of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration says one project starting soon involves work to ease access to South Dakota’s Cultural Heritage...
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Pierre Chamber Looking for Catchy Photos from Pierre/Fort Pierre Area for It’s Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans to update its website design and is looking for some Pierre and Fort Pierre pictures to use on the site.  Chamber CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says in a press release that the chamber is interested in visiting with anyone who...
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SD Department of Health Says Intestinal Illness That Has Sickened 576 Now in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An intestinal illness that has sickened more than 500 people in other states has been reported in South Dakota. The state Department of Health says it’s not clear whether all the cases are from the same outbreak of cyclosporiasis, including the one in Meade County. Nationally, health officials are investigating...
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Chamberlain/Oacoma Preparing for Fun Weekend with American Island Days

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings a full schedule of events for Chamberlain/Oacoma’s first annual summer festival known as American Island Days.  Activities start this evening with bed races and music from Dustin Evans and the Good Times Band-which will perform at the American Creek Campground.  Tomorrow, there will be a triathlon,...
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Plaintiffs Object to Bond in Horse Slaughter Case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Animal welfare groups suing to stop a return to domestic horse slaughter on Friday posted a nearly $500,000 bond to keep a temporary ban in effect. But the groups are fighting the court order that requires them to cover potential losses by the slaughterhouses should the organizations ultimately lose their...
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Skydive by SD Governor Postponed Due to Conditions

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – Low clouds derailed plans by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to jump out of an airplane. Daugaard planned to skydive Thursday night to fulfill a pledge to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, but the pilot decided conditions weren’t safe enough. It would have been the first jump...
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SD Court Says Loan Lawsuit Can Be Class Action

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court says a lawsuit against a Rapid City credit union and an insurance company can be handled as a class action. The lawsuit alleges the Black Hills Federal Credit Union and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society improperly raised rates for insurance that makes loan payments if borrowers...
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