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Eagle Butte Last Wednesday, Murdo This Wednesday…KGFX Hometown Tour Broadcasts Roll On!

UNDATED – (DRG News) Thanks to Eagle Butte, which hosted last week’s KGFX Hometown Tour broadcast! We visited the CRST Game, Fish and Parks Department last Wednesday and featured several guests during the one hour program who talked about the great things going on in Eagle Butte. Don’t forget that July 19-22 is Hometown...
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Heat Cancels One Summer Rec Class Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Summer Recreation Program has a change in the schedule today due to the hot weather. Recreation Program Director Mindy Cheap says the Summer Rec Healthy Playground class is being cancelled this afternoon due to the heat advisory.
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Boat Trailer Bearing Causes Grass Fire in Interstate 90 Median

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) The Kennebec Fire Department put out a small grass fire along Interstate 90 Saturday. Kennebec Fire Chief Don Manger says the department was contacted about 3:00 p.m. to a grass fire east of Kennebec in the median of the interstate. The fire burned a stretch of grass a few...
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SD Senator Thune Vice President Rumors Resurface

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The “John Thune for vice president” rumor mill is at it again. The Hill reported Monday that Thune has “reemerged” as a viable VP candidate for Mitt Romney, quoting the South Dakota Republican as saying he met with Romney’s senior advisers in Boston. But the meeting was months ago,...
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Fort Pierre Fire Crews Receive Three Fire Calls Over Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre firefighters had three fire calls over the weekend, starting with a fire on Friday night near the Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire department was told of a grass fire about a quarter of a mile from the Spillway on Friday...
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Presho Firefighters Put Out Blaze at City Dump

PRESHO, S.D. (DRG News) Presho Firefighters spent some time over the weekend at the city dump–after a large tree pile started on fire on Saturday. Presho Fire Chief Donny Manger says crews were called to the landfill about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They were able to keep the blaze mostly contained to the burning trees...
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SD Ends Budget Year With $47.8 Million Surplus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state government ended the last budget year with a $47.8 million surplus thanks to higher-than-expected tax collections and lower-than-projected spending by state agencies. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says revenue for the year that ended June 30 was $24 million higher than the South Dakota Legislature had projected, and state...
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Sully County Enacts Burn Ban

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Sully County has enacted an Emergency Regulation imposing a ban on all open burning and fireworks. Sully County Auditor Patty McGee says an exception is being made for charcoal or petroleum fueled grills used for preparing food. This burn ban applies to any person or entity in Sully County...
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Water Service Restricted in Presho—Water Main in Hoven Repaired After Break Reported Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The City of Presho continues asking residents again today to restrict their use of water. Yesterday, the city put out the word that a water use restriction was in place. Mike Sprenger, Mayor of Presho says residents should avoid any unnecessary use of water again today. He says temporary water...
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Some SD Ranchers Selling Cattle as Drought Worsens

BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota ranchers are starting to sell off their cattle as drought conditions worsen in the state. Pastures are drying up, hay and feed are running low and the lack of rain is turning the water bad in stock ponds. Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange owner Dean Strong tells...
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