Winds and Tree

Strong Winds Sweeping Through the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Strong winds are causing problems for motorists, electrical crews and even buildings in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted high wind advisories and warnings for a second day, with gusts of more than 60 mph in some areas. Scattered power outages have occurred in the two states. The...
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Governor Mike Rounds

Former GOP SD Governor Exploring Run for US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has filed paperwork to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that enables him to raise and spend a limited amount of money to test the waters...
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Rosebud Transfer Station Groundbreaking

Rosebud Sioux to Get New Solid Waste Station

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is set to build a solid waste transfer station to improve trash collection from the reservation’s residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the tribe has been awarded more than $1 million in loans and grants to help construct the facility. USDA State Director for...
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George McGovern

Family: Ex-Senator McGovern ‘No Longer Responsive’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The family of ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern says the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care. McGovern’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through Avera McKennan Hospital. His daughter, Ann McGovern, earlier told The Associated Press that her father is “nearing the end” and appears restful and peaceful....
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Pheasant Silhouette

More Birds Likely to Greet SD Pheasant Hunters

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Friday before South Dakota’s pheasant opener might not draw lines around the corner or incite customers to trample over one another, but it’s an early Black Friday for many hunting outfitters. Cabela’s general manager Mike Fox calls it the Mitchell store’s “tan-and-blaze Christmas,” the best retail day of...
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Highway in Front of Car

Tribal Leaders to Discuss Transportation Safety

MISSION, S.D. (AP) – Officials from South Dakota’s nine Native American tribes will gather with state and federal leaders on Wednesday and Thursday to discuss transportation safety on reservations. The 3rd annual Tribal Transportation Safety Summit will bring together tribal officials to discuss effective crash reporting, road safety audits, highway safety plans and traffic-safety...
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Vote Checkmark

IM 15 Draws Comments at Monday Election Issue Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Speakers who are in favor and opposed to Initiated Measure 15 spoke during Monday’s Election Issues Forum. The explanation from the South Dakota Attorney General on the measure says it will increase the state general sales and use tax rate from four to five percent. That tax revenue would...
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Apples and Chalkboard

Discussion on Referred Law 16 Included in Monday Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Voters will decide the future of an education reform act next month when they consider Referred Law 16. The issue was brought up at Monday’s Election Issues Forum at the Pierre Chamber. Speaking in favor of RL 16 was Tony Venhuizen, Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Director of Policy and Communication....
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2012 Ballot Issues Forum

Referred Law 14 to Establish the Large Project Development Fund Discussed Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three issues that are on ballots across the state for the November election were discussed at yesterday’s 2012 Election Issues Forum. The event was held at the Chamber Community Room. The evening got underway with a discussion of Referred Law 14, which would set up the “Large Project Development...
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Wednesday is Final 2012 KGFX Hometown Tour as We Travel to Highmore

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings the final Hometown Tour of 2012 to KGFX. Dorene Foster and Jeri Thomas will take the Dakota Cruiser to Highmore and broadcast live from the new Highmore School Gym Lobby. Thanks to our host sponsor, Highmore Furniture and Carpetland. We’ll hear from Highmore/Harrold School District Superintendent Dr....
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