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Thune Seeks Re-election As Conference Chairman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune has announced his intention to seek re-election to the third-highest ranking Republican position in the U.S. Senate. Thune said Thursday that he intends to be re-elected as the Senate Republican Conference Chairman. He has held the position since January of this year. In a news release,...
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Veterans Day Events Getting Underway at Local Schools-Running Today Through Monday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Stanley County Schools will celebrate Veterans Day today with a special event in the Parkview Gym in Fort Pierre. The two guest speakers today will be Sergeant Anson Juelfs, who will give a presentation of his deployment in Afghanistan. Last year during the Veterans Day event, students spoke with Sgt....
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PACO Holds Pierre Area Philanthropy Luncheon on Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) Wednesday brought the Pierre Area Philanthropy Luncheon to the Ramkota. The event is organized by the Pierre Area Charitable Organization and honored recipients of awards including Outstanding Volunteer, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser, Outstanding Youth Volunteer and Outstanding Philanthropist-along with people who were recognized under the “Good People, Good Causes” category. A...
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Drought Unchanged in SD; Conditions Improve in ND

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have not changed in South Dakota over the week, with all of the state in some form of drought and more than half in the two worst categories. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that extreme or exceptional drought continues to cover most of the southern...
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Chamber of Commerce to Hold 2012 Annual Celebration and Awards Banquet Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the 2012 Annual Celebration and Awards Banquet for the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce. The event will begin with a welcome at 11:00 a.m., lunch at 11:30 a.m. and a guest speaker and awards will follow. Chamber leaders will announce the recipients of their chamber awards including...
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Law Agencies to Hold Alcohol Compliance Checks This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department and other local law agencies are planning Alcohol Compliance Checks at various businesses in the coming weeks. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says sometime this month, law officers from the Pierre P.D., and Hughes and Stanley County Sheriff’s Offices will be conducting the checks in both...
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Two-Wave Storm Bearing Down on North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of northern North Dakota could see a foot or more of snow by the end of the weekend. The National Weather Service says a storm is bearing down on the Northern Plains from the Rockies, and will hit in two waves. The first wave is expected to hit northwest...
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No Jackpot Winner

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 32-34-45-52-58 Powerball: 20 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $143 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $168 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Appeal of Indian Land Trust Settlement Rejected

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The U.S. Supreme Court won’t consider a Colorado woman’s challenge of a $3.4 billion settlement between the federal government and Native American land trust beneficiaries. The settlement was reached in 2009 following years of litigation in which Montana resident Elouise Cobell, who is now deceased, argued government officials mismanaged billions...
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Canadian Firm Optimistic About Oil Pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Canadian company that wants to build another oil pipeline to carry crude oil to Gulf Coast refineries remains optimistic about the project after President Barack Obama won re-election. TransCanada spokesman Shawn Howard says the company believes Obama will eventually approve the Keystone XL project once it reaches his desk...
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