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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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Mission Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Mission man appeared in federal court last week and pled guilty to a charge of Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. 31-year-old Byron Eagleman entered the plea before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange more than a week ago. He was charged after an April incident when Eagleman, who was...
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Secretary of State Jason Gant Says His Office and Auditors Ready for Election Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Election Day 2012 is just over a week away. The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office has a few words of advice for those planning to vote on November 6. Secretary of State Jason Gant says knowing how you will vote on various issues is always a good idea....
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Biden: McGovern Was ‘Father of Modern Democratic Party’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Vice President Joe Biden says George McGovern should be remembered as the “father of the modern Democratic Party,” saying the former South Dakota senator helped open the party to women, young people and minorities. Biden spoke during a prayer service Thursday night in Sioux Falls honoring the 1972 Democratic...
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