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Powerball Jackpot Builds to $325M for Saturday

  DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The jackpot for Powerball’s Saturday drawing has climbed to $325 million, the fourth-largest in the game’s history. A single winner’s cash payout would be nearly $213 million before taxes. Powerball organizers say this is the first run-up to a large jackpot that’s fallen over a major holiday. They’re...
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SD Man Sentenced on Burglary, Escape Charges

  MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Mobridge man accused of breaking into houses and garages and helping another jail inmate escape has been sentenced. Nineteen-year-old Sasha Ruedebusch pleaded guilty to burglary and escape. The American News reports he was sentenced to six years in prison for burglary and five years on the escape charge....
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Pierre Man Sentenced for His Role in Crimes in Three Central SD Counties

  UNDATED (DRG News) – A Pierre man is to spend time in prison for his role in crimes in two central South Dakota counties last year-and for distribution of marijuana in a third county.  20-year-old Tyson Burgard pled guilty to Grand Theft in Sully County for stealing a safe and its contents from...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre to Ring in the Holidays with Parade and Tree Lighting Tonight

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight brings events in Pierre and Fort Pierre to usher in the Holiday season.  Pierre’s 12th annual Parade of Lights will get underway at 6:30 p.m.  Lineup starts at 5:30 p.m.  The parade is being sponsored by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  Chamber Executive Director Laura Schoen...
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Rushmore Float Makes Third Appearance at Parade

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota got a little national attention on Thanksgiving Day. The state’s “Mount Rushmore’s American Pride” float made its third appearance in New York City’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The float was featured for about 30 seconds on NBC’s broadcast of the parade. The float featured Mount Rushmore...
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Cultural Heritage Center Holding Holiday Open House This Afternoon

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Historical Society is holding its annual holiday open house at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre today.  Jay D. Vogt, society director says the open house is always a great way for people to kick off the holiday season in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area....
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Dakotas Retailers Expecting Strong Holiday Sales

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Retailers in the Dakotas are expecting strong holiday sales despite a summer of drought. Mike Rud with the North Dakota Retail Association and Shawn Lyons with the South Dakota Retailers Association say it was a good year in the agriculture community despite the dry conditions. North Dakota’s economy also...
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Fort Pierre and Other Entities Receive CDBG Funds

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre joins four South Dakota communities and one county in receiving Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Fort Pierre, Brookings, DeSmet, Flandreau,Twin Brooks and Minnehaha County will get a combined $1.7 million dollars to assist with various projects.  Governor Dennis Daugaard says in a statement that the projects...
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PUC’s Chris Nelson Appointed to National Task Force

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The chairman of South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has been named to a new task force that will review and set policies on telecommunication regulation.  Chris Nelson has been appointed to the National Association of Regulatory Commissioners Task Force on Federalism and Telecommunications.  The group discusses several topics,...
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DRG’s November Online Wheeler Dealer Auction Wrapping Up This Evening

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you’re a bargain shopper, don’t forget that there are just a few hours left to bid on items that are part of the November Online Wheeler Dealer Auction.  Bidding ends at 7:00 p.m.  There are lots of great items to look through…and Wheeler Dealer is a great...
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