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Dole Institute Honoring McGovern Legacy

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is presenting a special exhibit honoring the late Democratic Sen. George McGovern of South Dakota. McGovern, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 1972, died Sunday at the age of 90. Dole, the former Republican senator from Kansas,...
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City Says SD Beef Plant Can Ramp Up Production

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The Northern Beef Packers plant in Aberdeen is being allowed to slaughter more cattle after passing a city inspection. The long-delayed plant earlier received permission to slaughter up to five cattle to test equipment. The American News reports that the city is allowing the plant to ramp up to slaughtering...
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Medicare Telemarketing Scam Focused on South Dakota Seniors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new Medicare telemarketing scam is said to be targeting South Dakota seniors. October 15th brought the start for the annual Open Enrollment Period for Medicare recipients to make changes on their Part D coverage. The date also brought activity from scammers who are targeting seniors across the state....
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Benefit to be Held in Herreid for Family of Mound City Man Killed in September Vehicle Accident

HERREID, S.D. – (DRG News) A benefit will be held in early November to assist the family of a Mound City man who was killed in a car accident last month. 27-year-old Bobby Vargo died in the one vehicle crash that occurred on Highway 83 two miles south of Herreid. Organizers have put together...
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Winter Weather Awareness Day Scheduled for Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings Winter Weather Awareness Day to South Dakota. Dave Hintz, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the day is noted each year to refocus attention from the hazards of summer severe weather to the dangers that occur during the winter months. Hintz says...
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SDWU to Hold Informational Meeting on Proposed Walleye Regulation Changes for Lake Oahe

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting organized by South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited will be held this evening to give interested anglers a chance to learn more about changes being considered in regulations for walleye limits. Members of the Game, Fish and Parks Commission are expected to make a decision on the limits...
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Great Lakes Starting New Expanded Flight Schedule Starting in December

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Great Lakes Aviation released a newly expanded schedule for flights between the Pierre Regional Airport and Denver and Pierre and Minneapolis yesterday. The new flight schedule means there will be more flight options daily between Pierre and the larger hubs. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the new schedule with...
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South Dakota Cattle on Feed Down From a Year Ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head had 195,000 cattle on feed for the slaughter market as of Oct. 1 The Agriculture Department says the inventory is down 10,000 head over the year but up 10,000 head over the month. Placements in feedlots during September totaled...
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SD Governor Appoints New Third Judicial Circuit Judge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a Clear Lake attorney as the next judge in South Dakota’s Third Judicial Circuit. Deuel County State’s Attorney Greg Stoltenburg will succeed Judge David Gienapp, who is retiring at the end of the year. Stoltenburg has been a member of a Clear Lake law firm...
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NE Man Injured in Hunting Mishap in Northern SD

SELBY, S.D. (AP) – A Nebraska man is being treated at a North Dakota hospital after a hunting accident in northern South Dakota. Walworth County Chief Deputy Josh Boll tells the American News that the 70-year-old man was accidentally shot by someone in his pheasant hunting party Sunday in the Selby area. He says...
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