Association Says Sunflower Harvest Underway

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Sunflower Association says this year’s harvest should be done well ahead of average. A killing freeze in much of the Northern Plains last week put growers into full harvest mode. The association says that combines will be working steady this week thanks to a forecast of unseasonably warm...
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SD Panel Recommends Restrictions on Young Drivers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A task force on teen driving safety is recommending that the South Dakota Legislature prohibit young drivers from using cell phones while behind the wheel. The panel also is recommending that young drivers with learners’ permits wait a little longer to get licenses that let them drive alone. Another recommendation...
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Park Rumbles During Annual SD Buffalo Roundup

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 1,000 bison stampeded across South Dakota’s prairie land before being corralled into pens during Custer State Park’s 47th annual Buffalo Roundup. Thousands of spectators watched today as 60 cowboys and cowgirls on horseback led the creatures over hills and across wide expanses of land. Park officials created the roundup...
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Murdo Firefighters Keep an Eye on Site of Large Grassland Fire That Burned Wednesday

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters have spent the past few days monitoring the scene of a fire that burned in Jones County last week. Murdo Fire Chief Rich Sylva says it was determined that the blaze burned 2,465 acres. The fire started last Wednesday in hay bales being hauled on a semi traveling...
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Friday Wraps up Busy Homecoming Week for Stanley County

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A week full of activities finished up on Friday as Stanley County-and some other area schools-celebrated Homecoming Week last week. Friday afternoon’s Homecoming Parade was welcomed by great weather-as a number of people showed up to support the Stanley County Buffalos. Here are a few photos from Friday’s...
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Bridge Painting Starts Today on Missouri River Bridge West of Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that painting is being done on the Missouri River Bridge on U.S. Highway 12 west of Mobridge. The work started today and should take four to five weeks to complete. The DOT says traffic will be reduced to one lane on the...
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Noem Encourages South Dakotans to Take Part in Postal Service Survey

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakotans are being asked to take part in U.S. Postal Service surveys on reduced retail hours being proposed at certain post office locations. Representative Kristi Noem is encouraging people to fill out the surveys. On Friday, Noem said in a press release that the Postal Service proposed closing...
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Federal Disaster Coordinator Visits South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Department of Homeland Security official who coordinates the response of faith-based and volunteer organizations to presidentially declared disasters will visit South Dakota this week. The Rev. David L. Myers is director of the Homeland Security Department’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He will visit three South Dakota cities...
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Former SD County Clerk Pleads Not Guilty to Theft

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A former clerk of courts in South Dakota has pleaded not guilty to grand theft for allegedly stealing more than $1,100 in fines paid for traffic violations. Denise Rae Anderson, of Kennebec, is charged with one count of grand theft. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in...
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Custer Set to Rumble During Annual Buffalo Roundup

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – The hills of Custer State Park are set to rumble as the hooves of about 1,300 buffalo thunder across the prairieland during the 47th annual Buffalo Roundup. Thousands of spectators were set to begin clogging the park’s entrance at about 7 a.m. Monday in anticipation of the morning event. Entrance...
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