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Pierre Regional Airport Terminal Dedicated Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought a dedication ceremony for a new terminal at Pierre’s Regional Airport. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event-which included remarks from Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, Consultant Tom Schauer and Mary Osborn of Great Lakes Airlines. In addition, Suzanne Veenis of Representative Kristi Noem’s office spoke and a...
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SD Officials Work to Define School Climate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A group of officials in South Dakota is working to define “school climate” and identify ways to measure it. School climate basically means a school’s conditions for learning. It’s one part of South Dakota’s new accountability system for public schools that is replacing requirements of the federal No Child...
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Fire Officials Urge Farmer Caution During Harvest

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression is asking ranchers and farmers during the harvest season to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires. Officials say dry fuel conditions combined with the warm and windy weather is making conditions ripe for fast-moving prairie fires. State Wildland Fire Division Director...
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Mortgage Settlement Claim Forms to be Mailed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakotans eligible for refunds as part of a national mortgage settlement will soon be receiving their claim information in the mail. The deadline to file a claim is Jan. 18. In February, Jackley joined with other state attorneys general in reaching a $25 billion...
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Former SD County Clerk Charged With Grand Theft

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A former county clerk of courts in South Dakota is accused of stealing more than $1,100 in fines paid for traffic violations. Denise Anderson, of Kennebec, is charged with one count of grand theft. She is scheduled to be arraigned next month. Authorities say Anderson stole $1,183 in fines paid...
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SD Health Official Warns of Hantavirus Risk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Health Department official says people should guard against the risk of Hantavirus infection as cooling temperatures cause rodents to move indoors. Hantavirus is carried by rodents. It can lead to respiratory problems that can be fatal. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says routine rodent control is particularly important...
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SD Governor Urges Troops to Register to Vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging military personnel to register soon to vote in the November election. Daugaard says the deadline to register to vote in South Dakota is Oct. 22. The governor says members of the military serve around the world to defend freedom, and one of those...
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RSVP 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Food Drive

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Central South Dakota Retired Senior Volunteer Program gathered food items and cash donations as part of a 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Food Drive. To honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, a “Day of Service and Remembrance” was created. The federally recognized day...
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Third Annual Good Neighbor Food Drive is This Weekend for Feeding South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the third annual Good Neighbor Food Drive at 13 Walmart stores across the state. Items that are collected will be donated to Feeding South Dakota Food Pantries and their member agencies. Last year, more than 26,000 pounds of food were gathered in South Dakota from...
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SD Panel Narrows Focus on Open Government Ideas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open has narrowed its focus to some proposals for opening some records and making sure board and commission meetings are conducted in public. The task force was formed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley to recommend...
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