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Family: Ex-Senator McGovern ‘No Longer Responsive’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The family of ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern says the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care. McGovern’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told The Associated Press that her father is “nearing the end” and appears restful and peaceful....
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More Birds Likely to Greet SD Pheasant Hunters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Friday before South Dakota’s pheasant opener might not draw lines around the corner or incite customers to trample over one another, but it’s an early Black Friday for many hunting outfitters. Cabela’s general manager Mike Fox calls it the Mitchell store’s “tan-and-blaze Christmas,” the best retail day of...
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Tribal Leaders to Discuss Transportation Safety

MISSION, S.D. (AP) – Officials from South Dakota’s nine Native American tribes will gather with state and federal leaders on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss transportation safety on reservations. The 3rd annual Tribal Transportation Safety Summit will bring together tribal officials to discuss effective crash reporting, road safety audits, highway safety plans and traffic-safety...
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IM 15 Draws Comments at Monday Election Issue Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Speakers who are in favor and opposed to Initiated Measure 15 spoke during Monday’s Election Issues Forum. The explanation from the South Dakota Attorney General on the measure says it will increase the state general sales and use tax rate from four to five percent. That tax revenue would...
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Discussion on Referred Law 16 Included in Monday Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters will decide the future of an education reform act next month when they consider Referred Law 16. The issue was brought up at Monday’s Election Issues Forum at the Pierre Chamber. Speaking in favor of RL 16 was Tony Venhuizen, Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Director of Policy and Communication....
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2012 Ballot Issues Forum

Referred Law 14 to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Discussed Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three issues that are on ballots across the state for the November election were discussed at yesterday’s 2012 Election Issues Forum. The event was held at the Chamber Community Room. The evening got underway with a discussion of Referred Law 14, which would set up the “Large Project Development...
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Wednesday is Final 2012 KGFX Hometown Tour as We Travel to Highmore

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings the final Hometown Tour of 2012 to KGFX. Dorene Foster and Jeri Thomas will take the Dakota Cruiser to Highmore and broadcast live from the new Highmore School Gym Lobby. Thanks to our host sponsor, Highmore Furniture and Carpetland. We’ll hear from Highmore/Harrold School District Superintendent Dr....
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President Orders Flags at Half-Staff for Senator Specter

wASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Flags are to be at half-staff today to honor a former U.S. Senator. 82-year-old former Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania died on Sunday. President Barack Obama has called for flags to fly at half-staff until sunset today in memory of Specter.
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Monday Forum Included Discussion on Hughes County Wheel Tax Referral

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought a 2012 Election Issues Forum-sponsored by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee. The forum drew more than 40 people and featured discussion for and against Referred Law 14 and 16, Initiated Measure 15 and the Hughes County Wheel Tax. The tax ordinance was passed...
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SD Harvest Advances with Good Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest advanced substantially again last week, with nearly all the soybeans harvested. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that 98 percent of the soybean crop was harvested, up from last year’s pace and well ahead of the five-year average....
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