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State Fair Grandstand Event Tickets on Sale

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Tickets for concerts and other grandstand events at the 2012 South Dakota State Fair go on sale Monday. The entertainment begins Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Thursday, Aug. 30 with championship bull riding. Charley Pride with Williams and Ree performs Friday, Aug. 31, followed by Steve Miller Band on Saturday, Sept....
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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cheese Plant This Week

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Chicago-based Bel Brands USA is holding a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new cheese plant in Brookings. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, Bel Brands officials, Brookings Mayor Tim Reed and representatives from South Dakota State University are expected to attend the Thursday event. Earlier this year, Bel Brands announced that they...
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State Bar Awards

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The University of South Dakota Student Bar Association is honoring a judge and an attorney at the State Bar’s annual meeting Friday in Rapid City.  Third Circuit Court Judge David R. Gienapp of Madison and Pierre attorney Charles M. Thompson will be presented with the 2012 Marshall M. McKusick...
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E-85 Legal Questions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has issued an opinion stating that under current rules, 85-octane gasoline can’t be sold in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard had asked Jackley to look into the matter after earlier directing the Department of Public Safety to implement an emergency rule allowing the...
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Rainfall Causes Problems in Chamberlain Early Wednesday

   CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Thunderstorms socked much of the region with heavy rain and caused some minor flooding issues early Wednesday morning, along with a truck-sized sinkhole in Chamberlain. The heaviest amounts of rain came in a band that extended from Chamberlain and moved northeast to Huron. Chamberlain received 2.52 inches. Some flooding issues...
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Ft. Pierre Women of Today Donate and Plant Trees to City

FT. PIERRE, S.D. – Fort Pierre Women of Today along with Modern Woodmen raised money through a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch along with other fundraisers to donate to the Cities of Fort Pierre and Pierre to be used to replace trees in City parks damaged by the flood.  The total donation is $1,500.00.   Pictured...
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Man wins nearly $230,000 on slots at South Dakota Casino

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man who won nearly a quarter of a million dollars at a Deadwood casino doesn’t have any particular plans for how he and his wife will use the money.    Joseph and Eleanor Tomac of Keldron say that they will use the $228,979 that Joseph won at the slot...
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South Dakota Takes Step to Prevent Spread of Asian Carp

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission has adopted an emergency rule on baitfish to help prevent the spread of troublesome Asian carp in the state.   The rule bans the taking of bait from the East Vermillion River, West Vermillion River and Firesteel Creek below Lake Mitchell. It applies to both...
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Heavy rain causes flash flooding in northeast South Dakota

  WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Heavy rainfall led to flash flooding in parts of eastern South Dakota.  The National Weather Service reported that Watertown got as much as 4 inches of rain in less than two hours early Wednesday. That led to street flooding, and the flooding of as many as 10 rooms at the...
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Lemmon Man Killed in Construction Accident

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – A 58-year-old Lemmon man was killed when a packer rolled and he was pinned as he worked along South Dakota Highway 73.   Kirby Chapman with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office says Steven Bootz was driving the packer Monday morning when it rolled into a ditch, pinning him. The Rapid City Journal...
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