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Services Announced for Former Senator George McGovern

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Services have been set for former South Dakota Senator George McGovern. A public viewing is planned for 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls. Members of the McGovern family will be at the viewing from 5 to 6 p.m. A prayer service will...
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Highway 73 North of Philip Closed for a Time Thursday After Winds Topple Semi

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the mishaps caused by winds yesterday occurred in Haakon County–as an empty cattle hauler was overturned on Highway 73 north of Philip. The Haakon County Sheriff’s Office says the semi blew over Thursday morning about 8:30 a.m. The truck had been northbound and winds tipped it-resulting in...
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Five Semis Tipped by Wind on Short Stretch of I-90 in Jackson County

KADOKA, S.D. – (DRG News) Emergency responders within a stretch of I-90 had a busy few days as this week’s excessive winds caused five semis to tip into the median over a two day period. Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy Dallas Kendrick says two semis were blown over Wednesday and three were tipped on Thursday....
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High Winds Cause at Least Two Mishaps in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday’s high winds resulted in at least two accidents in Pierre that were called into Pierre Police. Captain Elton Blemaster says that winds caused a light fixture within the Ramkota parking lot to fall on a car around 9:00 a.m. Thursday. The fixture struck a 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix...
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Leola Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Assault and DUI for January Stabbing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Leola man who was arrested after a January stabbing accepted a plea agreement and admitted his guilt to two charges this week. Trial for 22-year-old Eric Grabowska was to begin Wednesday morning. Grabowska was indicted earlier this year on alternate counts of Aggravated Assault; along with Possession of...
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Native American Organ Donation Topic of Research

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A researcher at South Dakota State University is examining organ donation among Native Americans. Nancy Fahrenwald is an associate professor at SDSU’s College of Nursing. She is leading a $1.3 million study that will focus on the best ways to communicate to Native American patients and families about organ donation...
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SD Governor Extends Over-Width Hay Hauling Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers. A trucker with a permit can move a load of baled livestock feed up to 12 feet wide or 15 feet...
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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 jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index rose above growth neutral...
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Winds Tip Semi Onto Highway East of Pierre Late This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Winds blew a semi truck onto its side east of Pierre just after eleven this morning. Sergeant Darin Johnson of the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on Highway 14 east of Pierre between Titan Machinery and Dell Acres. He says the cattle pot was empty at...
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Ex-Senator McGovern Nears Death, Family at His Side

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern is surrounded by his family members as he nears the end of his life. Family spokesman Steve Hildebrand tells The Associated Press that 90-year-old McGovern is peaceful and resting. He has been in hospice care since Monday. His family said he was no longer...
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