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Testing finds no oil in ditch near Keystone spill

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Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up

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Fall harvest in South Dakota close to wrapping up


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Randolph Seiler to retire as US attorney for South Dakota

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Massive oil leak in South Dakota

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Keystone pipeline's 210,000-gallon oil spill won't affect ruling on expansion

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Keystone Pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

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Keystone pipeline leaks 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota

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University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
VERMILLION, S.D. – A University of South Dakota football player accused of attempted rape in an alleged attack in October is now facing a new charge. Clay County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tiffany Husby says 21-year-old Dale Williamson turned himself in Thursday after officials issued an arrest warrant for second-degree rape. The State's Attorney's Office didn't return a phone message seeking more information   Read More ...
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University of South Dakota football player accused of rape
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A University of South Dakota football player accused of attempted rape in an alleged attack in October is now facing a new rape charge. Clay County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Tiffany Husby says 21-year-old Dale Williamson turned himself in Thursday after officials issued an arrest warrant for second-degree rape. The State's Attorney's Office hasn't returned a phone message seeking more information   Read More ...
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Gathering to give thanks in Pierre and Fort Pierre
People gathered to sing that song early Thursday in one Pierre church.. “We have so many things to be thankful for,” the Rev. Joseph Holzhauser told the 80 parishioners in the pews of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day in Pierre. One of them is having “our native son,” the Rev. Tom Anderson home from his Aberdeen parish to help out at Thanksgiving Mass, Holzhauser said   Read More ...
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2017 Pheasant Season goes down in history with bird sparseness and fewer hunters
South Dakota’s pheasant season is now on the backside. Gone are the 70-degree days of shirt-sleeve hunting. From here until season’s end, fewer and fewer hunters will venture out. Still, there will be those who do, spending time afield with family, friends and dogs. The state’s 2017 season will go down in history as a season of bird sparseness and fewer hunters, especially when compared to the heydays of a few years ago when pheasant populations were high and hunters, especially those from out-of-state, responded accordingly   Read More ...
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“We have to eat jackrabbit for Thanksgiving!”
Trap shooting was a popular activity in South Dakota when I was growing up. I remember going with Dad to Harrold’s range and over to Blunt’s , usually on Sundays for a trap shoot. All kinds of prizes were given to the winners including, canned hams, cans of coffee along with the big prize, a turkey, awarded to the winner at the Fall events   Read More ...
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Turkey Trot tally: Around 250 runners raise more than $1,300 for charity
"Dogs need to be on a leash. Children do not need to be on a leash," quipped Art Smith just before 10 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on the edge of Steamboat Park near the bridge over the Missouri River. Smith was giving directions to an estimated 250 people who'd gathered to test their stamina in the 15th annual Turkey Trot, a 5K/10K run hosted by the Pierre Area Running Club   Read More ...
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Vintage 1964 artificial Christmas tree to spin for Cultural Heritage Center Open House
A three-decade-old Cultural Heritage Center tradition – a holiday open house, hosted the day after Thanksgiving – will incorporate an even older family tradition from one of its staff this year. On Wednesday last week at the center, located on Governors Drive in Pierre, Paige Olson was setting up a six-foot artificial aluminum-colored, spinning Christmas tree at the museum entrance. Olson serves as review and compliance coordinator for the South Dakota State Historical Society   Read More ...
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Farm Rescue expands to include livestock feeding assistance
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A growing one-of-a-kind Great Plains farm aid nonprofit that provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster is expanding its services again. Farm Rescue is adding livestock feeding assistance to its list of services that include crop planting and harvesting, haying, and hay and grain hauling. The new service will be offered throughout the organization's territory, which has grown through the years to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska   Read More ...
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Farm Rescue expands to include livestock feeding assistance
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A growing one-of-a-kind Great Plains farm aid nonprofit that provides free physical labor for farmers and ranchers dealing with an injury, illness or a natural disaster is expanding its services again. Farm Rescue is adding livestock feeding assistance to its list of services that include crop planting and harvesting, haying, and hay and grain hauling. The new service will be offered throughout the organization's territory, which has grown through the years to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska   Read More ...
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Farm Rescue farm aid nonprofit expanding services again
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Plains farm aid nonprofit that's grown steadily in size and scope since being launched in North Dakota about a dozen years ago is expanding its services again. Farm Rescue is adding livestock feeding assistance to its list of services that include crop planting and harvesting, haying, and hay and grain hauling. The new service will be offered throughout the organization's territory, which has grown through the years to include North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Montana and Nebraska   Read More ...
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Hughes County Jail on pace for record federal revenue
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The Hughes County Jail in Pierre is on pace for a record amount of revenue from housing federal prisoners. County Finance Officer Jane Naylor says that through October, the jail received $2.3 million from the Federal Bureau of Prisons. That puts the jail on pace for a yearly total of $2.7 million, 11 percent more than the record of $2   Read More ...
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
(AP) — A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker’s daughter, officials said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office said in a statement that state Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, a Republican from Rapid City, and his brother-in-law, Brent Moline, 61, died Wednesday   Read More ...
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said in a statement that state Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, a Republican from Rapid City, and his brother-in-law, Brent Moline, 61, died Wednesday   Read More ...
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law drowned in an apparent kayaking accident in the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, where they were attending a wedding for the lawmaker's daughter, officials said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said in a statement that state Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, a Republican from Rapid City, and his brother-in-law, Brent Moline, 61, died Wednesday   Read More ...
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The most amazing Black Friday deals you can get right now
The Instant Pot DUO60 7-in01 and the DEEBOT M80 robot vacuum are two of the best deals we've found so far. (Photo: Reviewed) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives   Read More ...
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A buffalo now herd on high for Christmas at the Capitol
"I'll be home for Christmas, You can count on me, Please have snow and buffalo..." Of course, that's not how Bing Crosby sang the tune. But it's a request that South Dakota has nonetheless honored in the Capitol Rotunda this year. It's perhaps not so surprising that the tallest tree in the building – and grown in the state of South Dakota – is adorned with a stuffed buffalo head   Read More ...
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Capitol open on Thanksgiving for extravagant Christmas tree display
Along with turkey and dressing, giving thanks, watching the NFL’s Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys play football and having friendly family discussions about politics and religion, Pierre has newer Thanksgiving Day tradition: of walking around inside the Capitol looking at all the Christmas trees. Christmas At the Capitol now is in its 37th year of stuffing the state’s seat of business with Christmas trees   Read More ...
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Fewer churches holding Thanksgiving Day services
Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church is trying something new this year at Thanksgiving: not having a divine worship service on Thanksgiving Day. Rather it’s holding one the night before. “We normally have Thanksgiving Day services but the numbers have been dropping in recent years,” said the Rev. Cory Rajek on Wednesday. “So we thought we would try out having a Thanksgiving Eve service   Read More ...
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McClelland’s liquor license to be auctioned
The liquor license for McClelland's, the Fort Pierre restaurant that closed in mid-October, will be auctioned on Dec. 2 starting at 9 a.m. The auction was briefly mentioned at Monday's regular meeting of the Fort Pierre City Council, when the renewal of liquor licenses for 13 businesses was considered, and approved by a unanimous vote. No application for renewal has been received for the McClelland's license, City Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen told councilmembers – because it was scheduled to be auctioned soon   Read More ...
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State law requires state agencies put grant agreements on Internet
State government agencies appear to be fulfilling a requirement they put grant agreements with nonstate agencies on the Internet so citizens can see the documents, an official said Wednesday. Keith Senger told members of the South Dakota Board of Internal Control that state offices and departments posted 2,322 agreements during the fiscal year that ended June 30. He said there were 554 agreements for the first quarter that began July 1   Read More ...
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state representative and his brother-in-law have drowned in an accident at the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, the governor's office said Thursday. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said in a statement that state Rep. Craig Tieszen, 68, and his brother-in-law, Brent Moline, 61, died Wednesday. Daugaard's office said Tieszen, a Republican from Rapid City, was attending a family wedding   Read More ...
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South Dakota lawmaker, brother-in-law drown in Cook Islands
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota governor's office says a state representative and his brother-in-law have drowned in an accident at the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office said Thursday that 68-year-old state Rep. Craig Tieszen, Rapid City, died Wednesday. His brother-in-law, 61-year-old Brent Moline, also died in the accident. Daugaard's office says Tieszen was attending a family wedding in the Cook Islands   Read More ...
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Over 24K gallons of oil recovered from spill
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — TransCanada Corp. says it has recovered more than 24,000 gallons of oil from the site of a pipeline leak discovered last week in South Dakota. The company said 24,450 gallons of oil had been recovered as of Wednesday. TransCanada's Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil on agricultural land in Marshall County, South Dakota. The company says there are roughly 170 people on-site working on cleanup and remediation   Read More ...
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Argus Leader Elite 45: Meet the 2017 team
Each year, the Argus Leader selects the state's 45 top high school football players, regardless of class, to its Elite 45 team. Meet the members of this year's team below. Our feature on this year's captains, Madison seniors Jadon and Jaxon Janke can be found here. Thanks to Tom Savage for helping to compile this year's capsules. Jack Anderson. HARRISBURG, RB   Read More ...
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Minnesota, South Dakota farmers named to soybean board
PIERRE, S.D. — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named farmers from Minnesota and South Dakota to the United Soybean Board. Lawrence Sukalski of Fairmont, Minnesota, and Marc Reiner of Tripp, South Dakota, are among 19 members and 3 alternates announced this week who have been appointed to serve three-year terms. The board is made up of 73 members representing nearly 30 states   Read More ...
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One-fifth of Upper Midwest residents traveling for holiday
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — AAA is projecting that about one-fifth of residents in the region that includes the Upper Midwest will be traveling this Thanksgiving. The travel organization says the seven-state region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota will see the greatest share of people traveling over the holiday — 19.5 percent, compared with 15.6 percent nationally. AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers in the region will travel by vehicle, while about 5 percent will fly   Read More ...
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One-fifth of Upper Midwest residents traveling for holiday
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — AAA is projecting that about one-fifth of residents in the region that includes the Upper Midwest will be traveling this Thanksgiving. The travel organization says the seven-state region that includes North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota will see the greatest share of people traveling over the holiday — 19.5 percent, compared with 15.6 percent nationally. AAA says more than 90 percent of travelers in the region will travel by vehicle, while about 5 percent will fly   Read More ...
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South Dakota county official questions conflict of interest
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) — More than half of a southeast South Dakota county's commissioners have asked to be investigated for possible conflicts of interest with the approval of several hog confinements. The Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan reports that Yankton County Commissioner Ray Epp said during a meeting Tuesday that he's aware of concerns about his connection to the South Dakota Pork Producers Council   Read More ...
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Blessed, Honored, and Thankful
The story of the first Thanksgiving is one you’ve probably heard (some version of it anyway). But I recently came across what happened a couple of years later when the second Thanksgiving was celebrated. The pilgrims had faced a tough drought that year. It hit their yields pretty hard and food became scarce. The colony’s governor called for a fast to preserve resources   Read More ...
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Fort Pierre City Council considering electric increases
For three different rate tiers, next year Fort Pierre residential electric customers could pay the same as they do now, 4 percent more, and 8 percent more per kilowatt hour. Rate tiers depend on time of year and amount of electricity used. Electric customers could also pay 9 percent more for the monthly base. The effect of the various rate increases is expected to generate 3 percent more revenue, according to Roxanne Heezen, the city’s finance director   Read More ...
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Fort Pierre per gallon water rates proposed to stay same; 2 percent more for monthly base
Based on preliminary action by the city council at its regular twice-monthly meeting on Monday, Fort Pierre water customers will pay the same per gallon charge in 2018 as they did this year. But they'll see about a 2 percent increase in the monthly base charge – from $24.50 to $25.00 for city residents, and from $36.75 to $37.50 for those who live outside the city   Read More ...
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Fort Pierre Body Shop Burns
A pile of charred metal is all that remains of the Fort Pierre Body Shop, located on the south side of US-14 near the junction of SD-1806, after an early morning fire destroyed the building. According to Fort Pierre Fire Chief Justin Jones, the alarm came in around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. It took him maybe two minutes to reach the fire – he lives nearby – but the building was already engulfed in flames when he arrived, Jones told the Capital Journal   Read More ...
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Pierre Airport passes key 10,000-passenger level
than 10,000 passengers have boarded flights at the Pierre Regional Airport, the most since 2013 and an important number to keep a million dollars of federal funding coming in, Airport Manager Mike Isaac said. “As of Nov. 15, we did a mid-month (count), we went to 10,160,” Isaacs told the Capital Journal on Tuesday. That is a big benchmark because the Federal Aviation Administration gives $1 million each year to commercial airports with at least 10,000 passengers, counted as “enplanements   Read More ...
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Transportation Commission OKs eleven community access grants
Eleven of South Dakota’s smaller cities can expect a little something extra this Thanksgiving holiday. State government’s Transportation Commission approved community access grants for them Tuesday. Program administrator Laurie Schultz said the amounts totaled $3,678,000. The money helps cities with less than 5,000 people. Communities chosen for the grants receive from the state Department of Transportation funding for 60 percent of street and road projects, with a maximum state share of $400,000   Read More ...
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Keystone clean-up to last several weeks, line restart unclear
NEW YORK/CALGARY (Reuters) - The clean-up of an oil spill from TransCanada Corp’s Keystone pipeline may last several weeks, South Dakota’s environmental regulator said on Wednesday, but it is still unclear when the key artery will restart. Last week, the Keystone system linking Alberta’s oil sands with U.S. refineries spilled 5,000 barrels in rural northeastern South Dakota, four days before neighboring Nebraska voted to remove a big regulatory obstacle for the company’s Keystone XL project   Read More ...
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Supreme Court uphold fatal Aberdeen stabbing conviction
ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the conviction of a man who fatally stabbed his ex-girlfriend in Aberdeen. The high court unanimously affirmed both the conviction and the sentence for John Eric Hemminger. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the court upheld law enforcement's seizure of Hemminger's cell phone, clothing and DNA. It also agreed it was appropriate for the state to introduce 26 autopsy photos of the victim over the defense's objection   Read More ...
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Testing finds no oil in ditch near Keystone spill
AMHERST, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota official says TransCanada Corp.'s testing of water from a drainage ditch next to the Keystone pipeline's estimated 210,000-gallon oil spill found no oil. Brian Walsh, an environmental scientist manager for the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources, said Wednesday the ditch in Marshall County appears to flow into a creek. But Walsh says officials haven't spent significant resources following the ditch downstream because they know it's not contaminated   Read More ...
South Dakota regulators say they could revoke Keystone permit after spill
By Valerie Volcovici. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Dakota regulators said on Tuesday they could revoke TransCanada Corp's permit to operate the Keystone crude oil pipeline in the state if an initial probe into last week's spill finds the company violated its license. Last week the Keystone system linking Alberta's oil sands with U.S. refineries spilled 5,000 barrels in rural northeastern South Dakota, days before neighboring Nebraska approved a proposed a route for the company's separate Keystone XL expansion project   Read More ...
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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Mount Rushmore float to appear again
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about. Facebook Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Mount Rushmore float to appear again This year’s “Mount Rushmore’s American Pride” float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary rhythm and blues singer Smokey Robinson. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.   Read More ...
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Black Friday Bonanza: New retail in Sioux Falls adds to Black Friday options
Lake Lorraine, downtown, Empire Mall are hot spots for newly opened stores Black Friday is always the biggest shopping day of the year. But this year in Sioux Falls, it's likely to be bigger than usual. Dozens of new stores have opened in Sioux Falls in the last year, with new places springing up all over the city. But most notably, clusters of new retail have opened in downtown, the Empire Mall and the huge new Lake Lorraine development on the west side of the city, providing new offerings to shoppers this holiday season   Read More ...
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