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Annual Boy Scout Food Drive Deemed a Success

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The annual Boy Scout Food Drive to gather food for the Pierre Area Food Pantry resulted in about 5,000 pounds of food being donated on Saturday. Cathie Mercer of the Pierre Area Referral Service says that earlier this week, Scouts from several different Packs and Troops distributed bags throughout...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department Holds 2012 Supper and Awards Night

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several awards were given out Saturday night as part of the Fort Pierre Fire Department’s 2012 annual Appreciation Supper and Awards Night. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the awards included: Firefighter of the Year-Dustin Dowling Rookie of the Year-Lindsey Binstock Friend of the Fire Department-CHS Elevator in Pierre...
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Fort Pierre Couple Donates One Million Dollars to SD Community Foundation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre couple that has called central South Dakota home for less than ten years has provided a sizable charitable gift to the South Dakota Community Foundation. The foundation announced Friday that Gary and Connie Grittner would be giving one million dollars which will be doled out to...
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St. Mary’s Receives Funds to Implement eEmergency Technology from Helmsley Charitable Trust

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) St. Mary’s Healthcare Center will start a new program called eEmergency-thanks to $339,000 in funding provided from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust. eEmergency is a service that will link St. Mary’s with emergency trained physicians at Avera in Sioux Falls via two way video equipment...
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George McGovern

McGovern Celebrated as ‘Conscience for Our Nation’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bagpipe processional closed out the funeral service for former U.S. Sen. George McGovern, who was remembered by hundreds of mourners during the two-hour ceremony. McGovern died Sunday at age 90. He was recalled fondly Friday in speeches by former U.S. Sens. Tom Daschle and Gary Hart. Hart called...
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US Rep With Same Name Speaks at McGovern Funeral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Massachusetts congressman who shares George McGovern’s last name recalled the former senator as a mentor who loved his country so much that he still believed strongly in democracy even after losing the presidential race in a historic landslide. Rep. Jim McGovern is no relation to the former three-term...
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Gary Hart Fondly Recalls McGovern at Funeral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart says George McGovern was stronger than any political label, despite his critics’ attempts to dismiss him as a liberal. Hart spoke at McGovern’s funeral service Friday. Hart had had served as manager for ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern’s failed 1972 presidential campaign. McGovern, a three-time...
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Daschle: McGovern Gave Democrats Hope

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle says he and hundreds of other Democratic party candidates can thank George McGovern for giving them the courage to run. Daschle spoke about the former U.S. senator and three-time presidential candidate during McGovern’s funeral service on Friday in Sioux Falls. McGovern died Sunday at...
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Gary Hart to Speak at George McGovern’s Funeral

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, who had served as manager for ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern’s failed 1972 presidential campaign, will speak at his friend’s funeral. McGovern family spokesman Steve Hildebrand tells The Associated Press that while Hart isn’t on the official program, he will speak at the Friday event...
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Birdseed Company Setting Up Shop in Northern SD

ROSCOE, S.D. (AP) – A Seattle-based birdseed company plans to invest several million dollars in a business in the northeastern South Dakota town of Roscoe. The American News reports that Global Harvest is refurbishing an old grain elevator to use as a storage and production site for black oil sunflower seeds. CEO Dave Whitley...
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