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A Windy Night in Mobridge Does Damage

Last nights storm that recorded wind gusts up to 77 mph left the town of Mobridge with clean up duty. Many trees were blown down, along with power lines. Lucky’s Gas N’ More in Mobridge had their roof torn off which landed in the front parking lots of KT’s Fireside. The Pheasant Drive Inn,...
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Pierre Featured in First 2012 Hometown Tour…Philip is Next-on June 13!!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX held its first Hometown Tour on Wednesday, kicking off the 2012 series of visits in the KGFX listening area in Pierre at Prairie Pages Bookseller. Dorene Foster moderated the hour long program, which featured guests that included Brad Curtis of the Oahe Days 2012 Committee, Pierre Parks and...
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Farm Island West Boat Ramp

Boat Ramp Project Underway at Farm Island-Work to be Complete Next Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction crews were scheduled to start work this week on an improvement project at the west boat ramp at Farm Island Recreation Area. The project will improve the existing boat ramp there and add a new parking area. Ryan Raynor, District Park Supervisor says silt build-up from the 2011...
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Thursday Brings Storms and Damage to Parts of DRG Listening Area

UNDATED – (DRG News) Thunderstorms, from average to severe, raked parts of the state yesterday. Rain amounts varied. In Mobridge, city residents continue to clean up from a storm that brought high winds and left damage in its wake. City officials remind residents that the rubble site is open and will remain open all...
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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore Crew Monitors Cracking

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – A specially trained team has installed new rock software to monitor cracks that appear on the four famed faces of Mount Rushmore. KOTA-TV reports ( that crews worked Wednesday and Thursday to install the software on the granite monument. Officials say the software could eventually cut down...
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Storm Clouds

Rain and Strong Winds Cause Damage in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Thunderstorms brought heavy rain and strong winds to much of the Dakotas, flooding streets and damaging buildings and vehicles. In South Dakota, Mobridge Police Chief Justin Jungwirth tells the American News that wind gusts of nearly 80 mph blew down the screen at a drive-in movie theater and blew...
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Rapid City Flood

Events Planned to Commemorate Rapid City Flood

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of a flood in Rapid City that killed 238 people. The anniversary is being commemorated with several events and activities throughout the weekend. A wacipi, or powwow, is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday and will include a “wiping of tears” ceremony. The ceremony is...
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Judge's Gavel

Tribal Council Member Guilty of Domestic Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal grand jury in South Dakota has convicted a Standing Rock Sioux tribal council member of habitual domestic assault. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Kerby St. John has been convicted for an incident that took place in July 2011 in Kenel, a community on the Standing Rock reservation....
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Minneapolis Brewing Comany Warehouse in Faith

State Historical Society Awards Historic Preservation Grants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Historic preservation projects in Faith and five other communities are being funded through grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society. Jay D. Vogt, Director of the Society, says this is the 15th year for the preservation grants program; which is set up to encourage restoration or rehabilitation of...
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Pierre Man Arrested For Allegedly Withdrawing Money from Stolen TANF Card

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A 25-year-old Pierre man was arrested by Pierre Police on allegations that he committed identity theft. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says Joshua Link was taken into custody yesterday afternoon for Felony Identity Theft. Blemaster says Link was withdrawing money from a local ATM using a Temporary Cash Assistance...
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