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Rapid City Man Claims Dakota Cash Jackpot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Lottery officials say Kevin Moser of Rapid City has claimed his $217,583 lottery jackpot from the May 2 drawing in the Dakota Cash game.        Moser bought his lucky ticket at LaGrand Station in Rapid City. The business will receive a bonus of $5,000 for selling the...
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Bob Dylan to Have 3 Concerts in the Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Folk rock legend Bob Dylan will be performing three concerts in the Dakotas during his North American tour this summer.        Dylan is scheduled to play Aug. 17 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, S.D.; Aug. 18 at the Sioux Falls Arena in Sioux Falls, S.D.;...
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Man arrested for drugs, reckless driving with 2-year-old in car

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – A Redfield man A man is in jail for drugs and driving while intoxicated with his 2-year-old daughter in the car while in Sioux Falls.  Police caught up with 26 year old Joseph Rude after multiple calls of a reckless driver. Rude was reportedly driving east in the westbound...
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Local Student Chosen as 2012 New Century Farmer

Hoven, S.D. – (DRG News) A local student has been chosen as a 2012 New Century Farmer. Maria Rausch from Hoven was selected to participate in the 2012 New Century Farmer Program from July 8th thru the 14th in Johnston, Iowa. Rausch, a current student at South Dakota State University, will be one of...
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South Dakota Teacher Union Seeks Public Vote on Teacher Bonus Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s main teachers union have submitted petition signatures seeking a public vote aimed at blocking Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to top teachers and phase out tenure.   The South Dakota Education Association turned in an estimated 30,000 signatures Monday, nearly double the 15,855 valid signatures needed...
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South Dakota Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Endangered Bird

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded not guilty to killing an endangered whooping crane and then persuading a witness to withhold information from law officers.   Twenty-five-year-old Jeff Blachford, of Miller, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and witness...
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South Dakota Motorcyclist to Join “Ride to Work” Day

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety is encouraging motorcycle owners to join the national Ride to Work Day on Monday.   Laura Snow, motorcycle safety coordinator for the Office of Highway Safety, says more than 46,000 motorcycles are registered in South Dakota.   She says she is encouraging motorcyclists to take part in...
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Strong Storms Cause Damage in NE South Dakota

  ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Storms brought hail and strong winds to parts of eastern South Dakota, causing damage.   The National Weather Service says wind blew over a pickup truck towing a trailer on Interstate 29 north of Peever on Sunday night. In Big Stone City, trees were uprooted, power lines were knocked down and...
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New Miss South Dakota Being Crowned Next Week

  HOT SPRINGS, SD – Women from around South Dakota will arrive in Hot Springs on Saturday to start four days of rehearsals for the 66th annual Miss South Dakota Pageant.  Organizers say preliminary competitions are set for Wednesday and Thursday, with a new Miss South Dakota being crowned on Saturday, June 23.  Anna...
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Man wanted in Ohio found on South Dakota Reservation

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man wanted in Ohio for failing to appear on a charge of gross sexual imposition has been found living in a tent on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota.   Paul Thielsen, the U.S. Marshal for the District of South Dakota, announced Friday that officers arrested Shawn...
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