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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar resident has pled not guilty to charges that include Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child. 44-year-old Gary Glenn Morris appeared in an Onida courtroom yesterday. He had been charged by complaint with one count of Fourth Degree Rape and four counts of Sexual Contact with...
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Flag Display Organized for Today’s Election Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) American and South Dakota State Flags are posted across the Missouri River Bridge to note today’s Election Day. The flag display-organized by the Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club-is sponsored today by Midwest Construction of Pierre. The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club reminds everyone to get out and vote today. The Flags...
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Secretary of State Gant Gives Election Tips

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Secretary of State Jason Gant says he expects that the voter turnout numbers for today’s General Election will total about seventy percent. Gant says his office has noted that the number of people that are visiting the Secretary of State’s website has seen an uptick in the days leading...
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Varilek, Noem Among Early Voters in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek were among the first voters to cast ballots early Tuesday before making last-minute campaign pushes in their hard-fought race for South Dakota’s lone U.S. House seat. Noem spokesman Tom Erickson says she cast her vote at the Fire Hall in...
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Secretary of State: Early Voter Turnout Strong in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he’s pleased with the early Election Day turnout at the polls. Gant says many voting sites around the state had people lined up outside when they opened at 7 a.m., and he’s encouraged for a high turnout. Gant earlier predicted that...
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Not Everyone Votes for Obama or Romney

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Obama or Romney. That’s the key decision for most voters in South Dakota and elsewhere who are voting in the presidential election on Tuesday. But fed up with what he calls two “evil” candidates, Sioux Falls resident Russell Olson opted for a third-party candidate. Olson voted for Libertarian candidate...
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Fewer SD Voters Cast Early Ballots Than in 2008

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fewer South Dakota voters cast their ballots early in this presidential election than four years ago. About 89,000 voters had returned mail-in ballots before polls opened Tuesday. In 2008, more than 100,000 people had cast advance votes. Last presidential election, absentee votes accounted for more than a quarter of...
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US Attorney Using Election Day as Teaching Tool

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says he is using Election Day as a teaching tool for his two young sons. Johnson cast his vote early Tuesday at O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls with his two sons, 6-year-old Cooper and 9-year-old Sutton, before dropping them off at school....
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SD Voters Enjoy Mild Weather on Election Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Voters heading to the polls in South Dakota aren’t being bothered by bad weather. The National Weather Service forecast calls for high temperatures Tuesday from the 40s in the northeast to near 60 in the southwest, with no rain or snow. Polling sites began opening at 7 a.m. Voters...
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SD AG Warns About Potential Sandy Scammers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakotans to be on guard for scammers purporting to collect money to help victims in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Jackley says such behavior is typical after a disaster, and one of the most common traits scammers will use is high-pressure sales tactics....
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