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Drought Meetings to be Held at Regional Extension Centers Monday

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) The SDSU Extension Service will reportedly hold drought meetings at each of its Regional Extension Centers next week. Preliminary plans for the Monday meetings include connecting the SDSU Campus, the West River Ag Center and each of the eight Regional Extension Centers via interactive audio-video conferencing to address questions...
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Area Firefighters Stayed Busy on Monday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Murdo firefighters spent more than an hour at a structure fire Monday evening. Murdo Fire Chief Rich Sylva says the fire at 103 Garfield was reported about 6:30 p.m. by a neighbor. No one was home at the time the fire broke out. He says it’s believed the blaze started...
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Presho Water Restrictions Dropped

PRESHO, S.D. – (DRG News) Water restrictions have been discontinued for residents in Presho. Officials asked that residents try to avoid using too much water over the weekend after Presho’s water tank wasn’t able to be filled to its capacity. Mayor Mike Sprenger says issues that caused the water restriction have been resolved by...
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South Dakota Looking to Boost College Graduates

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative group studying how to graduate more students from public universities and technical institutes will keep an eye on a pilot program that rewards schools for success. The Postsecondary Education Study Committee is studying how the state invests money in postsecondary education and what that investment...
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Warm, Dry Weather Hurting SD Crop Conditions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dry conditions continue to take a toll on crops in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that topsoil moisture is rated 38 percent short and 51 percent very short. Subsoil moisture is 46 percent short and 39 percent short. Still,...
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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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