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Mother Nature to Allow Earth Awareness Week Activity Schedule to Fill Up Starting Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The schedule for this week’s Earth Awareness Week in Pierre has seen one more change.  Today was to be the city’s Arbor Day Program, but the event has been moved to next Tuesday, April 30.  There will be a tree planting next week on the Capitol Grounds that day...
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Pierre Rescue Squad Helps Boaters Sidelined by Sandbar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rescue Squad was called out yesterday to assist the occupants of a boat that was stuck on a sandbar.  Pierre Fire Department Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the squad responded to the call for assistance about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.  He says the watercraft was located near the...
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PUC Says Troubled South Dakota Grain Elevator Loses License

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota regulators have revoked the operating licenses of a grain elevator in Gregory. The Public Utilities Commission in late March suspended the grain-buyer and grain-warehouse licenses of the Gregory Farmers Elevator. The business was given 15 days to appeal or present a plan to address financial problems. Commission Vice...
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Climatologist: SD Weather Changing More Rapidly

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A state climatologist says that South Dakota’s weather has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future. Climatologist Dennis Todey said Monday that South Dakota’s precipitation has been trending upward for decades – especially in the few years leading up to...
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