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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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With Conditions Dry–Game Officials Advise Caution During Grouse Opener

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the start of prairie chicken and grouse seasons in South Dakota. With the arrival of the hunting season for the birds, come a few words of advice from South Dakota game officials. Emmett Keyser, Assistant Wildlife Director for the Game, Fish and Parks Department says drought conditions...
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Pierre’s Regional Airport to Hold Terminal Dedication This Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A grand opening will be held today to highlight Pierre’s new Airport Terminal. The afternoon event will start at 3:00 p.m. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says today’s ceremony will mark a great day for the airport and for the community. Gill says the new terminal is good for the...
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Cut Corn and Dry Soil

As Drought Continues, the NRCS Advises Keeping Crop Residue to Avoid Soil Erosion

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Conservation officials are warning that this year’s drought has made the state’s soils vulnerable to erosion. Soil Quality Specialist Jeff Hemenway with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Huron says in a press release that the drought not only left vegetation without moisture, but also reduced plant growth and...
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SD Panel Delays Recommending New Name for Creek

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota board charged with getting rid of offensive place names is getting closer to recommending a new name for Negro Creek in Meade County. Based on suggestions submitted by the public, the Board of Geographic Names on Thursday narrowed the choices to three names. But the panel wants...
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Pierre Hosts Grand Opening of Airport Terminal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre Regional Airport is hosting the grand opening of its new terminal on Friday afternoon. City, state and federal officials are expected to attend the event marking completion of the $12 million project. Officials say the old terminal was experiencing groundwater issues in the basement and was not designed to...
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