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PFD Responds to Two Fire Calls Within Less Than an Hour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Those planning a stop at the Oahe Family YMCA will want to know that parts of the building are now reopened, after Pierre Fire Crews were called there to the report of smoke coming from an electrical panel in the boiler room. Pierre Deputy Fire Chief Ian Pual says...
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New Head of Minneapolis FBI Has Counterterrorism Background

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) – The new head of the FBI office overseeing Minnesota and the Dakotas says battling terrorism and cybercrime will be among his top priorities. Chris Warrener took over as special agent in charge of the FBI’s Minneapolis division a month ago. In an interview with The Associated Press Friday, Warrener...
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Drivers Urged to be Safe as Sturgis Rally Nears

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol and Highway Safety officials are reminding motorists and bikers to drive safely ahead of next week’s annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Lee Axdahl with the State Office of Highway Safety says there have been 11 fatalities involving motorcycles so far this year. South Dakota saw 14...
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NWS Releases July Data

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service confirms that last month was hot and dry in central and northeast parts of the state, as drought conditions expand across the region. The NWS Aberdeen office says average temps were from 4 to 6 degrees above normal, which weather officials consider extreme for a...
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Work to be Done on I-90’s Eastbound Lanes from Oacoma to Chamberlain

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work starts Monday on a segment of I-90 west of Oacoma. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says plans call for the work to be in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 from mile marker 258 east to Exit 265 at Chamberlain. Motorists will note today that traffic is...
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Small Amounts of Precipitation Logged Again Overnight

UNDATED – (DRG News) Smiles are a bit wider today as more rains fell in the past 24 hours in some parts of the DRG listening area. The National Weather Service does not have data from the Pierre Regional Airport, however, it says Mobridge received .03”, Winner had .04”, Faith got .01” and Philip...
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Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Offering Limited Edition Prints for Fundraiser

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A major fundraising effort for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area got underway yesterday. The organization is planning to sell limited-edition photographic prints of a picture of the South Dakota Capitol building taken earlier this year by local photographer Bob Grandpre. 100 prints will be sold....
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Residents Noting Hot Weather Taking a Toll on Utility Bills

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre officials are advising residents that they might not like what they see when they open their utility bills. Higher temps this summer have resulted in more usage of air conditioners, and more watering of lawns. That in turn means higher-than-normal utility bills for Pierre customers. Mayor Laurie Gill...
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Drought Ebbs in Northeast, Worsens in Southeast SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have eased somewhat in northeastern South Dakota, but the situation has worsened in some counties in the southeastern part of the state. Laura Edwards of the South Dakota State University Extension Service says this week’s drought report reflects recent rainfall and improving crop conditions in the northeastern corner...
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SD Representative Noem Says Bill Helps Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem says the livestock disaster assistance bill passed by the U.S. House is a good first step toward helping South Dakota farmers and ranchers deal with problems caused by the drought. But the Republican congresswoman says she will continue trying to persuade House leaders to pass a five-year...
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