2012 Homecoming Burning of the Letters

Bondy and Monfore Chosen at Riggs Homecoming Coronation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Anna Bondy and Matt Monfore were named yesterday as the Governor and First Lady at Homecoming Coronation for Riggs High School. Coronation and a Pep Rally were held at Riggs Theater last night-along with a burning of the letters ceremony in the school parking lot. Others who are part...
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Stanley County Schools See Uptick in Enrollment Numbers

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County Schools have seen an increase in the student enrollment numbers in the district. Superintendent Dr. Don Hotalling said last week that a preliminary tally showed that the highest increases in the district were among Kindergarteners and at the Middle School level. Hotalling believes the increase might...
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4-H Participation Up 16 Percent at 2012 SD State Fair

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) SDSU Extension’s 4-H Youth Program Director says that 4-H programs saw a 16 percent increase at the 2012 SD State Fair. Peter Nielson says 4-H livestock exhibits jumped to just over 3,600 from about 3,000 last year. 4-H display exhibits were at 11,320, up from 10,079 in 2011. The...
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Pierre Dealing with Influx of Skunks This Summer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is dealing with a large number of skunks this summer. Pierre Animal Control Officer Chris Gross tells the Capital Journal that recent hot weather has the animals coming from outside the city in search of food and water. Pierre topped out at 110 degrees one day...
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SD Governor Asks That Flags be Flown at Half-Staff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The flags are to be lowered from 8 a.m. until sunset. The White House has issued a...
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SD Attorney General Warns of Computer Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says another computer scam has surfaced in South Dakota. Jackley says legitimate computer repair businesses reported the scam after being asked to fix personal computers with security problems. When the repair businesses ask how the problems occurred, computer owners say the trouble developed after they received...
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Smoke From Western Wildfires Pushing into Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The western Dakotas are a little smoky, but it isn’t because of any large wildfires in the two states. Officials say strong winds are pushing smoke from fires in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho into the western parts of South Dakota and North Dakota. Stark County Emergency Manager Bill Fahlsing...
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APNewsBreak: Tribe’s Bid Accepted for SD Land

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe says it has reached an agreement to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota’s picturesque Black Hills, ending weeks of worry about possible development on the land. Tribe President Cyril Scott says in a statement obtained by the Associated Press that the Rosebud Sioux’s bid...
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Harvest of Barley

Dry Weather Forces SD Row Crops to Rapidly Advance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota producers say dry weather has forced row crops to rapidly advance to the mature stage and has triggered the start of an early harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that row crop harvest has begun for some areas, with 7 percent...
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Separate Accident and Fire Reported Near Same Time in Campbell County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Campbell County Deputy Chuck Davidson tried to be in two places at once on Saturday evening as a vehicle rollover in one location and a building fire in another happened almost simultaneously. Deputy Davidson reported to a fire on Saturday night northeast of Herreid at 9:41 pm at Josh and...
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