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SD Department of Transportation

State Department of Transportation Releases Travel App

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Traveling in South Dakota? There’s an app for that – on Android smart phones, anyway. The state’s Department of Transportation has released the South Dakota 511 mobile app, providing information on road conditions, highway closures and travel advisories. The app has the same information as SafeTravelUSA.com but is formatted for...
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Small Plane

South Dakota Pilot Makes Emergency Landing in North Dakota

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – A South Dakota pilot made an emergency landing south of Jamestown, North Dakota Tuesday when the plane he was piloting started experiencing mechanical problems. The North Dakota Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Keith Melius, of Faulkton, S.D., landed the 1978 Cessna 172 on a snow-covered field about 17 miles south of...
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President Barack Obama

Obama Commends Johnson for His Three Decades of Work

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – President Obama on Tuesday commended retiring Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson for his work to improve the lives of South Dakotans. Johnson announced Tuesday that he will not seek a fourth term. Obama says that in Johnson’s more than three decades in office, he worked tirelessly to protect the environment,...
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Larry Pressler

Former Senator Pressler Applauds Johnson’s Courage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former U.S. senator whose 22-year congressional career ended in 1996 when he was defeated by Democrat Tim Johnson says Johnson’s decision to continue to serve despite medical difficulties made him a figure of national courage. Johnson announced Tuesday that he would not seek a fourth term. Republican Larry...
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