Hughes and Stanley County Weather Updates Offered Through New Facebook Page

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Emergency Manager for Hughes and Stanley Counties is inviting local residents interested in getting updates on the weather to “like” a new Facebook page that has been set up.  Hughes/Stanley EM Rob Fines says the Facebook page, known as “Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Weather Warnings” will send notifications...
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Dispatch Consolidation Starts Today-Sirens Will Sound As New Systems Tested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre and South Dakota Department of Public Safety are consolidating emergency and law enforcement dispatch services for some central South Dakota counties into a single operation–starting today.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says in a statement that consolidating the two public safety communications systems into one will...
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Small Business Loans Available in Disaster Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Low-interest Small Business Administration loans are available to South Dakotans hit by flooding or a tornado. SBA has issued a disaster declaration for homes and businesses damaged June 13-20. That makes low-interest loans available in the primary counties of Jerauld and Lincoln, as well as neighboring counties of Buffalo, Hand,...
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Groups Work to Draw Women into SD State Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Of the roughly 175 candidates still in the running for the South Dakota House or Senate, roughly 26 percent are women. Local and national groups are working to encourage more women to take roles in government. It’s an effort that’s moving slower than Barb Everist expected. She was the first...
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