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Kathleen Sebelius

HHS’ Sebelius to Visit 3 Reservations in SD

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting three reservations in South Dakota starting Tuesday to learn about health challenges facing the Native American communities. Sebelius’ two-day visit starts Tuesday morning on the Pine Ridge reservation. She’ll continue to the Rosebud reservation Tuesday afternoon before concluding her visit...
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Construction Activities Continue on Various Pierre City Streets This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction work continues on streets in the Pierre area this week. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says that drivers should note that the west side parking lane on Pierre Street between Sioux Avenue and the railroad overpass will be closed at least through...
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Capital City Band Receives $1,400 from Team BankWest Efforts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital City Band recently received a donation from members of a volunteer BankWest team, following the bank employees’ efforts this past summer to offer water and popcorn at Wednesday evening band concerts. Team BankWest’s Band Aid crew is led by Becky Burke and she says all the funds...
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Cool Temps Bring Minimal Relief to SD crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool temperatures across South Dakota brought little relief to farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that several low temperatures were set or tied across the state. Precipitation was scattered throughout, with an average of 6.6 days of fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was...
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SD Retirement System Has Modest Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets dropped slightly in the past year after modest investment gains were offset by the cost of paying benefits to retirees. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says his office earned $142 million on a return of 1.9 percent in the year that ended June 30....
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Crow Creek Tribal School

School Starts Tuesday for Crow Creek-New School to be Dedicated Wednesday

STEPHAN, S.D. – (DRG News) A ceremony will be held Wednesday to dedicate the new Crow Creek Tribal School K-12 Campus and facilities. The event will include a ribbon cutting and will be held Wednesday afternoon. The new Crow Creek Tribal School K-12 facilities will be dedicated starting at one o’clock at the new...
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SDSHS Holds Events for Oahe Dam Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Activities marking the Oahe Dam’s 50th anniversary Friday and Saturday were well attended-according to organizers. Activities started on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. with a program marking 50 years since the dam was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. Friday’s program was held at the Oahe Visitor Center. The...
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Program Notes 50 Years Since JFK Dedicated Oahe Dam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A program that was held on Friday morning to note the 50 year anniversary of the dedication of Oahe Dam drew at least 400 people. Karen Kern of the South Dakota Great Lakes Tourism Association says it was a great crowd at Friday morning’s commemoration-held outdoors between the Oahe...
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KGFX Presho Hometown Tour Coming Tomorrow!! Tune in for a Great Program!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX tomorrow, as we bring you the first TUESDAY broadcast of our Hometown Tour series. We’re moving the program up a day from the usual Wednesday morning program schedule to head to Presho where Dakota Prairie Bank is holding its Hot Dog Day of Summer Customer Appreciation Event....
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Farm Island’s West Boat Ramp Project is Complete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The west boat ramp at Farm Island Recreation Area is now open again. The polo field boat ramp has been under construction the past few months as the park wanted to expand the existing boat ramp and add a larger parking area for it. The improved boat ramp has...
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