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SD gallery selling art owned by McGovern

October 5, 2013 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A Sioux Falls gallery is selling paintings and a bronze sculpture owned by the late U.S. Sen. George McGovern and his wife, Eleanor.

A portion of the proceeds will be given to a charity chosen by the McGoverns’ daughters, Th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

UN official says McGovern was tireless advocate

October 22, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The director-general of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says the world has lost a tireless advocate for the hungry with the death of George McGovern.
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Former SD Sen. George McGovern dies; lost 1972 presidential race

October 21, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way and that he had done so. Continue Reading

Max Sandlin, former congressman, to speak at DWU conference

September 26, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Annual DWU McGovern Conference set for Nov. 12.
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McGovern name back in SD politics

May 4, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Matt, grandson of George, running for PUC. Continue Reading

McGovern grandson Matt running for SD PUC

March 19, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The grandson of former South Dakota senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern says he will seek the Democratic Party’s endorsement to run for a seat on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission. Continue Reading

C-SPAN to film live at McGovern Library Friday

December 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Series to feature George McGovern’s contributions since 1972 presidential race.
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McGovern Conference to focus on new political book

November 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Politics is a passion for many South Dakotans, according to Jon Lauck, a senior adviser to Sen. John Thune and a former South Dakota State University history professor who is the co-editor of a new book on South Dakota politics.
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McGovern Conference next week to feature authors of new book

November 7, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The annual McGovern Conference on Monday at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell will feature the authors of “The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture,” a newly released book published by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press. Continue Reading

McGovern will drive laps at Huset’s to mark 89th birthday

July 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

George McGovern admits he’s running out of things to do to celebrate his birthday.
Last year, the former South Dakota senator parachuted out of an airplane to mark his 88th birthday. On Sunday, he will drive a race car at Huset’s Speedway in Hartford, four days after he turned 89.
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