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Custer Set to Rumble During Annual Buffalo Roundup

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – The hills of Custer State Park are set to rumble as the hooves of about 1,300 buffalo thunder across the prairieland during the 47th annual Buffalo Roundup. Thousands of spectators were set to begin clogging the park’s entrance at about 7 a.m. Monday in anticipation of the morning event. Entrance...
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Fatal Crash Occurs This Morning South of Herreid

HERREID, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol is investigating a one vehicle accident that killed a Mound City man early this morning. According to authorities, 27-year-old Bobby Allan Vargo was southbound on U.S. Highway 83 driving a 2004 Dodge Ram when the vehicle traveled onto the east shoulder, hit an approach...
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ACLU of SD Starts Campaign to Help People Vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union of South Dakota has started a campaign to provide people with information about how and when to vote. Robert Doody, executive director of the organization, says the Let Me Vote Campaign will counter discrimination against American Indians and other minority groups. Doody says the campaign...
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SD Troopers to Get Upgrades From Drug Control Fund

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol will receive about $215,000 from the state’s Drug Control Fund to assist in drug-control operations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the money will be used to buy weapons and other equipment for the patrol. The drug control fund consists of money seized during drug...
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New NASA Photo Satellite to Join 40-Year Mission

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth’s geography is soon getting a new member. With Landsat 8 set for a February launch, nearly 140 scientists and engineers from more than 25 countries will gather in...
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Red Meat Production Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says commercial red meat production in South Dakota totaled 85.8 million pounds during August. The figure is up 3 percent from a year ago and up 21 percent from July. Commercial hog slaughter for South Dakota totaled 390,900 head during August, compared to 382,900...
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National Tribal Group Aims to Register More Voters

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A national tribal advocacy group is planning a week of voter education and registration events in more than 130 communities across Indian Country in an effort to boost turnout in November. The National Congress of American Indians says there’s a “civic emergency” in American Indian communities. The group says two...
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2013 State Park Entrance Licenses Will be Available for Purchase Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 2013 annual park entrance licenses for South Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas will be going on sale soon. The 2013 park entrance license is valid from October 1 of this year through May 18 of 2014. People who buy one license can also buy a second license at...
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Aquatics Center to be Closed for a 10-14 Days-Starting Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Aquatics Center will be closed for as long as two weeks starting this Sunday. YMCA Director Jeff Filipek says the center will reopen in about 10-14 days. Filipek says during the last maintenance shutdown at the aquatics center, a product that was used to take the iron...
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Spirit of Dakota Committee Announces Nominees-Award Banquet October 6

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Fifteen outstanding women have been nominated by communities around the state to be honored at the Spirit of Dakota’s 26th Anniversary Celebration and Award Banquet next month. Five of the nominees are from central and western South Dakota. They include Irean Jordon of Faith, Gayle Kocer of Martin, Irma...
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