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ABC News to Seek Dismissal of ‘Pink Slime’ Lawsuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – ABC News says it intends to ask a circuit court to dismiss a South Dakota beef processing company’s defamation lawsuit now that it has been moved from federal court. Beef Products Inc. sued for defamation over ABC’s coverage of a meat product that critics dub “pink slime.” ABC wanted...
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Power Outage Leaves Some Utility Customers Without Electricity for a Time on Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 600 utility customers in Pierre were impacted by a power outage yesterday morning.  Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the outage was first reported around 10:10 a.m. Wednesday.  He says the power was out from the Ash Substation to southeast Pierre and from Madison Avenue to Hayes Avenue.  Power...
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Ebmeier Named CEO at Avera St. Mary’s

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A native of Beresford has been named the regional president and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre.  Paul Ebmeier’s responsibilities will include providing leadership for Avera’s clinics, hospitals and long-term care facilities within the Pierre region.  Ebmeier is currently the Chief Operation Officer of a Colorado medical group...
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Man Sentenced for Rape and Incest Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom Tuesday for his guilty plea to Third Degree Rape and Aggravated Incest.  26-year-old Adam Arterberry was given a 25-year prison sentence for the rape charge and ten years on the Aggravated Incest count.  Hughes County States Attorney Wendy Kloeppner says Arterberry...
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