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Search Underway for Inmate Serving Hughes County Sentence on Possession of a Controlled Substance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities are searching for a missing state prison inmate.  The South Dakota Department of Corrections says 35-year-old Aaron Olson left the Rapid City Minimum Security Unit to go to his work release job this morning, but did not show up at the work site.  Olson is serving a two...
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Faulkton Pilot Recounts Emergency Landing in ND

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota pilot who made an emergency landing in southeastern North Dakota says he didn’t panic when his engine started to sputter at 5,000 feet. Keith Melius, of Faulkton, says he managed to stay calm because he had done many emergency landing drills with his flight instructor before earning...
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Program to Help Parents Understand Crying Babies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new program in South Dakota is educating parents about a period in a baby’s life when they may cry a lot. Called “The Period of PURPLE Crying,” the program teaches parents about the period from about 2 weeks to 5 to 6 months when some babies cry a lot....
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People Leaving SD Countryside for Urban Centers

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – New 2012 census estimates confirm that people are leaving the South Dakota countryside to live in the urban centers of Sioux Falls and Rapid City. Gregory County Commission Chairman Dennis Vedralin tells the Rapid City Journal that it’s an alarming trend that can lead to a shortage of retail options,...
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