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Winning Numbers Drawn in “Powerball’ Game June 1, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 22-28-33-53-59, Powerball: 14 Estimated jackpot: $40 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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USDA: Corn Prices Up Slightly in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says May corn prices are up slightly in South Dakota. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says corn, at $6.67 per bushel, is up 8 cents from last month. Soybeans are up 50 cents from last month at $14.50. The preliminary...
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Department of Public Safety Says South Dakota Homeland Security Director Retiring

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Homeland Security Director James Carpenter announced Saturday that he will retire. Carpenter has served as the agency’s director since 2010. His retirement is effective June 8. Carpenter says he wants to do more hunting and fishing and spend more time with his family. Carpenter is a South Dakota...
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Companies Look to Home-Grown US IT Workforce

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A small but growing number of public-private endeavors are trying to spark an IT reshoring trend by developing the nation’s next generation of tech experts. In South Dakota, Eagle Creek Software Services turned to the University of South Dakota to help home-grow tech talent through a customized four-course certificate....
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GF&P Error Thrills, Then Disappoints South Dakota Hunters

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department mistakenly notified about 2,000 hunters that they had drawn one of two once-in-a-lifetime hunting permits for bighorn sheep in the Black Hills.  But within an hour, the excited hunters learned that it was a big mistake.  The glitch happened when...
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Report Outlines South Dakota Indian Country Prosecutions

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says the number of prosecutors on South Dakota’s two largest Indian reservations is up while the number of cases that have been declined for prosecution is down.  Johnson says that over the past four years, prosecutions are up 131 percent on the Rosebud Indian...
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Battleship Memorial gets Facelift before Reunion

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man is leading an effort to spruce up the USS South Dakota battleship memorial in time for a reunion of Navy veterans at the end of June.  Robert Ruf is recruiting several businesses to help him sandblast, power wash and repaint the concrete and steel...
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Plea Deadline Moved in South Dakota Shooting Case

  MARTY, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say the deadline for a plea agreement has been extended for a man accused of fatally shooting his uncle and wounding another relative on South Dakota’s Yankton Indian Reservation. Twenty-four-year-old Dancing Bull Fischer has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, assault with intent to commit murder and discharging...
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Riverwalk Landing Project to go Public Vote

  FT. PIERRE, S.D. –  Ft. Pierre’s Riverwalk Landing project will go before the voters. One hundred signatures on a petition filed by Fort Pierre business owner Diane London Thursday will refer the controversial, $16 million Riverwalk Landing development on the Missouri River to a public vote in July. The Fort Pierre City Council...
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Trail of Governor Statues to be Dedicated June 14

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The bronze statues of former South Dakota governors Frank Farrar, Harvey Wollman and Bill Janklow will be unveiled during a July 14 event in the state Capitol Rotunda.  Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be among the speakers celebrating the latest additions to the Trail of Governors.  Foundation board member Rick...
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