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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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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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Promise Residents Reminded of November 2 Meeting on Community Funds

PROMISE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the community of Promise are being reminded that there will be a meeting at the St. Mary’s Church in Promise next week. The community meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 2 and will start at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. The topic for discussion will be Community Funds....
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Trick or Treat Trails to be Held at Hilger’s on Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Hilger’s Gulch will be hosting trick-or-treaters this weekend. The 2012 Trick or Treat Trails will be held at the gulch again this year. 2011 flooding moved the event from LaFramboise Island last year and that will be the case again this year, as work continues to clean up...
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Oahe Downstream Gun Range to be Closed Monday Afternoon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Plans call for the Gun Range at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre to be closed for part of a day next week. The range will be shut down on Monday afternoon. Soil sampling will be completed during that time for a possible range relocation and expansion...
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