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Pierre Voters Head to the Polls Today to Make Choices in School Board and Commission Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Election Day in Pierre, as municipal and school board elections are being held.  Polls opened at seven this morning.  Voters will choose between incumbent Cari Leidholt, and challengers Mike Mehlhaff, Jr. and Paul Turman to fill two openings on the Pierre School Board and in the race...
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Local Resident Loses Money in Phone Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Hughes County resident lost $2,500 in a telephone scam recently.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the resident called authorities late last week to report a second call from someone claiming to be from “Publishers Clearance”.  The resident said that the caller had contacted them earlier saying they...
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NWS Says May’s Above Normal Rainfall Improved Drought Conditions

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Central and northeast South Dakota saw near to below normal temperatures last month with above to much above normal rainfall.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the monthly average temps for May were as much as two degrees below normal.  The highest temperatures for the month occurred in...
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Event on June 12 Will Offer Details on Aging Services

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you have ever wondered what services are available to help as you age, Adult Services and Aging will be providing information on the topic during an “old fashioned picnic meal” next week in Fort Pierre.  Whether needing information for you or for a family member going through...
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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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