Democratic US House Candidate Pulls TV Ads in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democrat Matt Varilek has pulled his television ads blasting Republican Rep. Kristi Noem in the final days of their race for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House. The 37-year-old former congressional staffer said Monday he pulled his negative ads on Saturday and believes voters will appreciate his...
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Mailing Gives Some SD Voters Wrong Polling Site

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says his office has received complaints about mailings by a political action committee that gave voters incorrect information about polling sites for Tuesday’s general election. Gant is urging residents to beware of the mailings. He says people who are unsure of where...
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SD Candidates Take to Twitter to Drum Up Support

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Candidates gracing the South Dakota ballot are taking to the social networking site Twitter to get people pumped up for the polls. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is among the most prolific Monday, posting web links for polling locations and photos of her working the phones. Her challenger, Democrat Matt...
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SD Secretary of State Predicts 70 Percent Turnout

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Jason Gant expects about 70 percent of South Dakota’s registered voters to cast ballots in the general election. That would be down slightly from the 73 percent voter turnout in the presidential election of 2008. If Gant’s prediction for this year’s election is accurate, about 369,000 votes...
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SD Farmers Finish Up Row Crop Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farmers in South Dakota have been finishing up the row crop harvest, hauling grain and embarking on fall tillage thanks in part to fairly quiet weather this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that farmers have also been haying, fertilizing...
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Two Suspects Taken Into Custody After Incident at Pierre Bank This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities are investigating an incident involving what was initially a report that a bank robbery had occurred at a Pierre bank this morning. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were dispatched to BankWest’s Capitol Avenue Branch at the corner of Highland and Capitol Avenues to the report of...
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Public Meeting on Adequate Housing for SD’s Smaller Communities to be in Murdo Tonight

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Murdo tonight to allow attendees to talk about the lack of adequate housing in South Dakota’s smaller communities. Jewell Bork, who works with South Central R C & D, which covers the counties of Jones, Tripp, Mellette and Todd, says she has heard...
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Feeding South Dakota Starting Statewide Turkey Drive Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is the start of Feeding South Dakota’s second annual Statewide Turkey Drive. Turkeys and Thanksgiving fixings will be taken in at all three Food Bank sites across the state, which includes the newest outlet-Pierre’s Feeding South Dakota location. Russ Hofeldt, Central Operations Manager for Feeding South Dakota, says...
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Pierre Man Arrested After Report of Fight at Bowling Alley Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested late Friday after police were called about an altercation at Lariat Lanes. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says they were told that someone had pulled a knife during the altercation, but no one was stabbed or cut. Blemaster says when officers arrived about 11:10...
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AAA South Dakota Says Flood Damaged Vehicles Could Soon Flood the Market

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota is warning potential car buyers that vehicles that were damaged last week by Hurricane Sandy may soon be making their way to South Dakota for re-sale. Marilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA South Dakota says in a press release that used car shoppers should look for...
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