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Variety of Races on Ballots Across the State Today

UNDATED – (DRG News) Voters across the state are going to cast their ballots for a variety of different races today. Several local contests are found in some central South Dakota counties. In Jones County, voters will select one of five Republicans running to fill the Treasurer’s post now held by Beverly Andrews. Those...
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Five Appointed to Fire Marshal Advisory Board

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Five new members have been appointed to the State Fire Marshal’s Advisory Board by Governor Dennis Daugaard. The advisory board had been inactive for several years. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says that he and Public Safety Secretary Trevor Jones discussed the board earlier this year and agreed that re-activating...
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May Brought Warmer Than Normal Temps and Below Normal Moisture to Parts of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The month of May brought warmer than normal conditions to central and northeast parts of the state. Average temperatures were slightly above–to as much as three degrees above normal. The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the middle part of May brought highs in the upper 80’s to the...
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Polls are Open-One Change in Polling Location in Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Polls are open for today’s Primary Election. In Pierre, Hughes County Finance Officer Shellie Baumgart says voters who usually cast their ballots at the auditorium will have to vote at a different location. The auditorium was closed by the city because of structural issues. Baumgart says voters in that precinct...
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Voting Underway in South Dakota Primary Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are choosing a Democratic nominee for the U.S. House today. They’re also deciding 30 primary contests for the South Dakota Legislature. Polling places opened at 7 a.m. local time Tuesday. They’ll be closing at 7 p.m. local time. U.S. House Democratic candidates Matt Varilek and Jeff Barth...
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American State Bank Announces New Ownership

(From American State Bank) American State Bank of Pierre is officially under new ownership of Leackco Bank Holding Company as of today. Jack Steele of Leackco Bank Holding Company stated, “Our family has been banking in South Dakota for nearly 70 years stretching over three generations. American State Bank has a great reputation as...
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Iowa Man Gets Life for Stabbing Death of Wife

ALLISON, Iowa (AP) – A 40-year-old man has been given a life sentence for stabbing his wife to death at their home in northern Iowa. Thomas Petersen, of Greene, had been convicted in April of killing his 36-year-old wife, Judy. Petersen was sentenced on Monday. Prosecutors say Greene inflicted more than 120 wounds on...
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Daugaard-Backed Candidates Face SD Primary Foes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Voters across South Dakota are deciding 30 primary contests in state legislative races. Five races have grabbed particular attention because Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard endorsed candidates in GOP Senate primaries. Daugaard angered many conservative Republican lawmakers when he endorsed candidates they consider too liberal. The governor endorsed House Speaker...
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SD Secretary of State Revamps Vote Reporting Site

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says his office has revamped the state’s vote reporting website for Tuesday’s primary election. Gant, the state’s chief election officer, says the website features a new layout that lets people more easily track the races that are most important to them. He says...
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SD Official Predicts Modest Turnout in Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of State Jason Gant predicts that 25 percent to 30 percent of South Dakota’s registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s primary election. Gant says that’s a slightly lower turnout than the average of 32 percent in the previous seven primary elections. The state’s chief elections official says he...
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