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Premier Woman’s Award Seeking Nominations

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Spirit of Dakota Award Society is asking South Dakotans for nominations for their annual award presentation.  The recipient of the Spirit of Dakota award will be announced at a banquet in Huron on October 5.  The award was established in 1987 and is presented to an outstanding South...
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Moore Named Interim Director of Indian Education

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Education has named the former director of the federal Bureau of Indian Education as the interim director of Indian education for the state. Keith Moore of Sioux Falls was director of the BIE from 2010 to 2012. Prior to working there, Moore served as chief...
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US Attorney Johnson Dances Around Political Future

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota says his job as federal prosecutor prevents him from commenting on his political plans, but does not dispute comments that he won’t be running for Senate in 2014. Johnson told the Argus Leader Monday that he looked at polling and talked to...
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Canton Doctor Succeeds Pierre Doctor as President of SD Medical Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dr. Daniel J. Heinemann of Canton is the new president of the South Dakota State Medical Association. Heinemann succeeds Dr. Robert Allison of Pierre as head of the association of physicians and medical students. Heinemann is a chief medical officer for Sanford Health Network and Sanford Clinic. At its...
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USDA Says Wet Conditions Continue to Hamper Farmers in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool wet conditions have prevented farmers and ranchers in South Dakota from making progress planting crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat conditions were rated 34 percent very poor, 24 percent...
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Pierre Police Department Reports Handful of Arrests Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman was taken to the Hughes County Jail Sunday after police say that she struck two parked cars with her vehicle and then left the scene.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says it was reported that two vehicles were hit in the 500 block of North Highland Avenue. ...
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Two Men from Pierre and Hot Springs Killed in Corson County Accident Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men died in a one vehicle crash that occurred in Corson County yesterday.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the crash occurred just before noon yesterday on 110th Street-two miles west of SD Highway 1806-about 18 miles north and two west of Mobridge.  The DPS says...
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SD Lawmakers Seek Numbers on Workforce Development

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say they need better information on how well state agencies are training and recruiting the workers needed by key industries. Members of the Legislative Planning Committee say there’s no central source of information about workforce development in the state. They say that once lawmakers know what state...
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Fire Destroys Garage Portion of Rural Home Saturday Morning

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at a rural Hughes County home completely damaged the structure’s garage.  Blunt Fire Department Chief Jan Harkless says the fire was reported early Saturday morning-about 3:20 a.m. at a home on the Korkow Ranch on 206th Street occupied by the family of Misty Korkow Clair.  When firefighters...
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NWS Says Unseasonably Cold Temperatures Registered Sunday Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Unseasonably cold temperatures were noted across parts of the state yesterday morning.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says cold temps were reported across central and northeast parts of the state Sunday morning.  Although they say chilly temperatures were registered, no records were broken.  In Pierre, the temperature yesterday...
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