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Dry conditions worsen in South Dakota in June

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University researchers say hot, dry weather in June worsened drought conditions in the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly all of South Dakota as being abnormally dry or in moderate to severe drought. KSFY-TV reports that much of southeast South Dakota reported less than...
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FLW Fisherman Dan Steffens

Wisconsin Angler Talks About This Week’s FLW Tournament

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week brings a number of pro fishermen to the area as the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament will be held on Lake Oahe Thursday through Saturday. Chevy Pro Night will be held before the tournament and is scheduled at Beck Motor Company tomorrow. Fishing enthusiasts will get a...
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Public Health Clinics to Expand in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Supreme Court’s upholding of the federal health care law has cleared the way for public health clinics in South Dakota to expand. The federally funded community clinics are primarily for people who do not have health insurance, or live in communities that can’t support a private clinic. The...
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Fire Destroys Main Street Bar in Platte

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – A weekend fire destroyed a Main Street business in Platte. The fire at Shorty’s Bar broke out about 5 a.m. Saturday and took firefighters about seven hours to put out. No one was hurt. The cause was not immediately determined and police declined to tell The Daily Republic newspaper whether...
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Grass Fire

Pierre Rural and Blunt Area Firefighters Respond to Two Fires Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Fire departments in Central South Dakota responded to two grass fires Sunday. One fire was reported just after two o’clock and was located just off Grey Goose Road-north of Oahe Acres. Sean Kruger with the Pierre Rural Fire Department says the grass fire started when a pheasant got caught in...
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Governor Seeking Independent Review of GF&P

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is calling for an independent review of the state Game, Fish & Parks Department, with management of mountain lions and elk in the Black Hills to be among the areas scrutinized. Chief of staff Dusty Johnson confirmed the upcoming review to the Rapid City Journal on...
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Native American Dropout Rates Higher in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Native American students are dropping out of Rapid City schools at a higher rate than their peers in other South Dakota districts. An analysis of South Dakota Department of Education records by the Rapid City Journal found that 10.6 percent of Native American students in the Rapid City Area...
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Junked Tires

CRO Reminds Pierre Residents of Junk Vehicle Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding property owners this week about the city’s junk vehicle rules. Officer Brandon Boyd says residents must remove dismantled or junk vehicles or parts from public or private property. Boyd says junk vehicles are defined as any motor vehicle that has expired or missing...
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Pierre Water Department to Start Work on Section of Central Avenue Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre Water Department will be replacing water main on Central Avenue from Elizabeth Avenue to Third Street on Monday. The water will be shut off for residents on the two block section starting at 8:00 a.m. and will be returned to service around 5:00 p.m. Work...
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Benefit Concert for Riggs Music Program to be Held at Pierre Church Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Riggs High School graduates will offer a benefit concert tomorrow for the Riggs Music Program. Michelle Monroe and Kenneth Donahue will hold the event to give thanks to the community and to encourage continued support for the arts. Monroe and Donahue graduated from Riggs in 2007 and studied...
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