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New Chair For Iowa GOP

As expected, the Iowa Republican Party's governing board has chosen a new chairman.

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Warrants Issued For Inmates Released Early

Law enforcement officers are serving warrants on up to 25 inmates released too early from prison.

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Cold Case Records Released

Records were released relating to the case solving the disappearance of Pam Johnson and Cheryl Miller of Vermillion over forty years ago.

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Communities Doing Walk Audits

Several communities in South Dakota have received funding from the Department of Health to conduct Walk Audits.

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No Zebra Mussels In South Dakota Yet

While Asian carp continue to multiply in state waters, there is no sign yet of another invasive species.

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Severe Weather Possible

It looks like most of the northern plains could see the possibility of severe weather sometime this weekend.

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Higher Damage Estimates For Wessington Springs

The damage assessments are underway in Wessington Springs, and the numbers keep going up.

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Daugaard Returns To Wessington Springs

Governor Dennis Daugaard returned to Wessington Springs, just over a week after an EF-two tornado roared through the southeast side of town.

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Commission Denies Argosy Request

The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission voted unanimously to deny a stay of the order to close the Sioux City riverboat casino on July 1st.

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Flooding Won’t Stop Bike Ride

The Rock Valley RAGBRAI Committee will make arrangements for housing in the coming weeks, as some of the people who were hosting bicycle riders have seen damage to their properties.

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Economic Decline Worries Fischer

The Commerce Department first reported an economic pull-back of one percent in the first quarter.

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Pilger Recovery Taxes Sheriffs’ Department

The Stanton County Sheriff’s Department has been pulling extra duty since tornadoes ripped across the county in northeast Nebraska last Monday, wiping out much of the town of Pilger.

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Michels Surveys Flood Damage

South Dakota Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels spent time in Canton today, looking over the remnants of homes and businesses that were flooded following torrential rains last week.

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Hospital CEO Retiring

Pam Rezac, the long time C.E.O. of Avera Sacred Heart Hospital was honored yesterday to mark her retirement.

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Sanford Establishes New Surgery Residency

A new general surgery residency is being launched by the Sanford School of Medicine at USD.

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Insurance Changes On The Way For SD State Workers

The First of July is also the beginning of the new fiscal year for the State of South Dakota, and employees will see changes to their insurance coverage and costs.

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Wismer Taps Blake as Running Mate

Susan Wismer, the democratic candidate for Governor in South Dakota has added Susy Blake of Sioux Falls as her Lieutenant Governor running mate.

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Land Prices Still High

While ag land price increases have stabilized, the upward pressure is still there.

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Barnett Seeks Another Term

All the incumbent offices holders in South Dakota that wanted another term were re-nominated at the republican state convention in Rapid City last weekend. Among them, State Auditor Steve Barnett…

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Brunner Seeks Lands And Schools Post

Ryan Brunner, now deputy Commissioner of School & Public Lands, was nominated for the top spot.

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Range Camp Held

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The Society for Range Management, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, and SDSU Extension Service hosted a Range Camp for South Dakota youth to learn more about land management.

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Blood Needed

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The LifeServe Blood Center is looking for volunteers to donate blood this summer.

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4-H Chooses Community Project

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The South Dakota State 4-H Youth Council has chosen the Ronald McDonald house as the state community project for the year.

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Donation For Heartland Humane Society

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The Heartland Humane Society on East Highway 50 in Yankton has received a third donation from the Otto Ullrich Memorial Trust.

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Rounds: Highway Bill Stalled Due To Mistrust

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Differences between the US House and Senate are slowing the progress of any new highway funding bill.