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Counselor Recommends Ways South Dakotans Can Deal with More Spring Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As South Dakotans spend another spring day digging out from up to a foot of snow, a mental health professional is recommending people take vitamins, remain active and escape through books to stave off depression. Kelly Marker is a licensed counselor with Behavior Management Systems in Rapid City. She...
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Tornado Drills Planned Wednesday Morning for Hughes and Stanley Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although today looks wintry, organizers are planning a drill this week to prepare for summer storms that are sure to pop up in the coming months.  A tornado drill is going to be held in Hughes and Stanley counties on Wednesday.  Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the drill will...
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Pierre Rural Fire Department Called to Report of Smoke in Rural Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department was called overnight to the report of a smoky smell in rural Hughes County.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says firefighters were summoned to Mallard Place, located just off Highway 1804 south of Spring Creek.  Roggow says a resident reported the smell of...
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Faith Receives Grant for Community Storm Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Faith is receiving a grant it will use to build a multi-use community safe room which will serve as a public shelter against severe storms.  Nicole Prince, Hazard Mitigation Officer for the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, says the $800,000 grant comes through the Hazard...
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