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Fire Burns Buildings at Unoccupied Farmstead in Jones County Monday

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at an unoccupied farmstead destroyed four buildings yesterday. Midland and Murdo fire crews responded to the blaze, which occurred in western Jones County, about five miles north of I-90. Rich Sylva of the Murdo Fire Department says firefighters from Murdo were called to assist with the fire...
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SD Sportsmen Against Hunger Donates Meals to Those in Need

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Board of Directors for the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger says that hunters donated almost 80,000 pounds of game meat to needy individuals and families in the state last year. Jeff Olson, President of Sportsmen Against Hunger, says the total pounds of donated meat dropped 25 percent last...
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SD to Implement Emergency Rule for 85-Octane Gas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s directed the Department of Public Safety to implement an emergency rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline with mandatory cautionary labels while permanent rules are debated and adopted. The emergency rules will require South Dakota retailers who choose to sell 85-octane gas to...
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Warm, Windy Weather Concerning Some Growers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development continues to be well ahead of averages, but warm and windy weather combined with lack of moisture is concerning some growers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop weather report that storms crossed parts of western and north central South Dakota, dropping rainfall amounts...
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KGFX Hometown Tour to be in Philip on Wednesday

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us for the second KGFX Hometown Tour of 2012, as we’ll be on the road to Philip on Wednesday. Thanks to First National Bank and First National Agency in Philip; which is providing our broadcast location. Dorene Foster and co-host Jeri Thomas will be visiting with several different...
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Hail Stone from Scarborough Ranch on June 9, 2012

Rural Residents Comment on Damage from Weekend Storms

UNDATED – (DRG News) Saturday night and early Sunday morning kept weather watchers and central and western South Dakota residents on their toes, as storms raked the area over the weekend. The National Weather Service lists several damage reports-ranging from broken windows and siding–to tree and vehicle damage. Northwest of Hayes, about 24 miles,...
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Timberlake Man Sentenced for Assault

Timberlake resident Thomas James Jones Winston, age 28, was sentenced to 4 months in custody for Assault by Striking, Beating, or Wounding on June 7th. The conviction arose from an incident in Timberlake on March 8, 2012, when Winston assaulted a female victim. Winston punched her right eye, grabbed her around the neck form behind, took...
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Tower Arrest

Westport, S.D. – (AP) A man is in custody after allegedly leading police on a chase in northeast South Dakota and then climbing halfway up an electrical transmission tower. The chase Sunday afternoon began in Aberdeen and ended northeast of Westport when a Brown County deputy talked the man into coming down from the...
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Mobridge Team Share Title at Fishing Tournament

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2nd Annual Denny Palmer Memorial Classic on Lake Oahe last Saturday had 81 teams vying for a chance at $15,000 in cash and prizes. Following the weigh-inn after a picture perfect day out on Lake Oahe came the results. Two teams would tie for first with a total...
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Annual Soils and Rangeland Days Scheduled for June 19-20 in Philip

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) The 8th annual Soils Days and 29th Annual Rangeland Days will be held next week in Philip and at the SDSU Cottonwood Research Station. The events are held together June 19 and 20 to give people a chance to learn more about two of the state’s most important resources-soils...
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