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ND Woman Charged With Murder in Stabbing Death

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota woman has been charged with second degree murder for the death of her boyfriend on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Authorities say Alisha Crow Ghost stabbed Cole Harrison after a night of drinking at a residence in Cannonball. Investigators say Harrison was dead by the time...
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Study Concludes SD 24/7 Sobriety Program Works

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An independent study of South Dakota’s sobriety program for drunken drivers concludes it has reduced repeat DUI cases by 12 percent and domestic violence rates by 9 percent. The 24/7 Sobriety Program was started in 2005, giving people convicted of alcohol-related crimes a chance to stay out of...
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Oil Industry Group Pushes Obama to OK Pipeline

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The fight over a proposed pipeline to transport crude oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries is picking up again as groups urge President Barack Obama to either approve or reject the pipeline. The American Petroleum Institute held a conference call with reporters Thursday to emphasize the virtues of...
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Quinn, Blunt Join In on River Concerns

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and  Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri are joining the chorus expressing concern over the Army Corps of Engineers plan to reduce flow from an Missouri River reservoir, potentially affecting shipping on the Mississippi River. The corps has said that around Nov. 23 it will reduce...
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SD Diabetes Rate More Than Doubles Since 1995

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) – A new study has found that South Dakota’s diabetes rate has more than doubled since 1995. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the rate in South Dakota jumped 121.4 percent by 2010. Some 6.6 percent of South Dakotans say they have diabetes, just slightly...
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Economic Index Jumps for Midwest, Western States

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming “fiscal cliff” and other factors have shaken confidence in the region’s economy for the coming months. The overall Rural Mainstreet index released Thursday rose to 57.5 in November...
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Pregnant Heifers, Breeding Bulls for Sale in SD Buffalo Auction

  CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Bison buyers are set to descend on western South Dakota’s Custer State Park. The park’s annual buffalo auction is Saturday and features a sales list that includes 43 2-year-old pregnant heifers, and another three that aren’t pregnant. Sixty-two bull calves also are for sale. They’re among the 256 bison...
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Man Arrested After Accident Which Causes Power Outage in Portion of Fort Pierre

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested this afternoon after an accident occurred along a busy Fort Pierre roadway-which in turn-resulted in a power outage that impacted the majority of Fort Pierre electrical customers.  Chief Deputy Greg Swanson of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office says the accident was reported about 12:15...
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Brand Board to Send Two Proposals to Legislative Session in 2013

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Brand Board approved two legislative proposals at its November meeting last week.  Board members met November 7 and discussed five suggested pieces of legislation to bring to state lawmakers in January.  Brand Board Director Larry Stearns says one of the rules the board decided to...
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List Filled Quickly of Citizens Wanting Deer Harvested in Pierre

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It took less than ten minutes to fill a list of those who want to receive one of the deer that are harvested in coming months in the city limits of Pierre.  The Game, Fish and Parks Department approved the harvest of 20 antlerless deer in Pierre and...
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