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Snowplow Drivers Test Winter Driving Skills with Snowfighter ROADeo

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brought the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s annual Snowfighter ROADeo finals to Pierre. The event pitted the top snowplow drivers from the four regions of the state against each other as they checked their skills driving plows through a course at the DOT complex on Garfield Avenue. Drivers...
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SD Man Pleads Not Guilty to Kidnapping Daughter

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of kidnapping his daughter and killing her dog in front of her has pleaded not guilty to felony charges including aggravated kidnapping. The Daily Republic newspaper reports prosecutors have dropped an attempted murder charge against 35-year-old Clinton Brown, of Presho. Authorities allege Brown was under...
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G F & P Honors Staff with Award of Appreciation and Teamwork Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Staff members of Oahe Downstream Recreation Area and a Pierre man were honored recently by the Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Division of Parks and Recreation. Al Nedved was given an Award of Appreciation. Doug Hofer, state Parks and Recreation director says that Nedved received the award for going...
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Pierre Man Sentenced for Unlawful Taking of Migratory Birds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man convicted of four counts of Unlawful Taking of Migratory Birds was sentenced last week in federal court in Pierre. 70-year-old Charles M. Ross of ScatterGun Lodge was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation, $28,000 restitution, a $1,000 fine and a $40 special assessment to the...
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Boys and Girls Club Purchase Items for iClub with Turner Grant Funds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Youngsters who attend the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area now have new equipment to use, thanks to a purchase made possible through the 2012 Turner Grant Fund. The Boys and Girls Club used $3,460 to purchase a smart board, a set of wireless game buzzers, five...
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Nearly One-Third of SD Now in Exceptional Drought

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Nearly one-third of South Dakota is now in the grips of exceptional drought, up from a little more than one-fourth of the state last week. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that all of South Dakota and North Dakota remain in some category of drought. Exceptional drought, the...
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South Dakota Corn Crop Estimate Lowered Slightly

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal Agriculture Department has slightly lowered its corn production forecast for South Dakota. Officials forecast the crop at just under 503 million bushels, down 1 percent from September and down 23 percent from last year. South Dakota’s soybean crop is now pegged at about 130 million bushels, up...
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South Dakota Sees Increase in Whooping Cough Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say whooping cough cases are on the rise in South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Health says in a news release that whooping cough cases are up 87 percent over the five-year median. Fifty-six cases have been reported as of Oct. 3. Health officials say most...
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Nebraska Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft from Tribal Casino

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling from a Native American casino. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Thursday that 36-year-old Michelle Carrier of Valentine, Neb., pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud and theft. Prosecutors say Carrier, who is also known as Michelle Witt-Moore, embezzled money while the...
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SD Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty to killing another person while driving drunk. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Thursday that 23-year-old Dino Kane, of St. Francis, pleaded guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter. Prosecutors say Kane had a blood alcohol concentration more than three times the legal...
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