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SD PUC Gets OK To Use Sunflower Company’s Bond

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A judge has given South Dakota regulators approval to use a $100,000 bond posted by a sunflower seed company that owes farmers in the Dakotas about $4 million. The American News reports that the bonding company for Anderson Seed Co. did not fight the request by the Public Utilities Commission...
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Today Marks 25th Anniversary of Cultural Heritage Center Groundbreaking

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today marks 25 years since the groundbreaking for the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. A ceremony was held May 1 of 1987 for the 63,000 square foot center, which is the headquarters for the South Dakota State Historical Society. Construction of the $6.5 million dollar facility began right after...
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DENR Recognizes City of Pierre for Drinking Water Compliance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s public water system and its operators were awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award recently. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources gives the award for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards during the previous year. DENR Secretary Steve...
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Stanley County States Attorney Says Investigation Continues in Fort Pierre Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County States Attorney says an investigation continues into a Sunday incident in which a Fort Pierre man allegedly discharged a gun in town after an argument and was arrested.  39-year-old Ronald Berens, Jr. is being held on $100,000 cash for Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Discharge...
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Oahe Dam Visitor and Interpretive Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House Set for May 11

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting and open house will be held next week to note a new partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association.  The event will take place at the Oahe Dam Visitor andInterpretiveCenterlocated near Oahe Dam on May 11. ...
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Power Outage Impacted Residential Customers in Pierre Saturday

  PIERRE, S.D. -  (DRG News) A power outage Saturday in Pierre affected residential customers in a portion of town.  Brad Palmer, City Utilities Director, said the outage was reported about 3:15 p.m. Saturday and impacted customers from Harrison Avenue to Jefferson Avenue and from the Ash substation on North Harrison down to an...
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Funeral Services Set for Accident Victim

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a Pierre woman who died Saturday as the result of an auto accident west of Hayes. 28-year-old Heather Unser was the passenger in a van which collided with a pickup on Highway 34 early Saturday morning. Authorities say the motorist in the pickup,...
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Midwest Economic Survey Suggests Growing Strength

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A recent survey of supply managers suggests growing economic strength in a nine-state region of the Plains and Midwest. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 60.0 in April, compared with 58.6 in March and 58.4 in February. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says in...
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SD Lawmakers Looks Into Veterinarian Shortage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is looking into a shortage of veterinarians in South Dakota. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven is scheduled to meet Tuesday with the Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee. The panel has asked Oedekoven to discuss which areas of the state have shortages of large-animal veterinarians. The committee...
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Bond for Berens Set at $100,000 Cash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a Fort Pierre man charged in an incident yesterday in which a rifle was discharged at least three times inside and near a Fort Pierre apartment building. 39-year-old Ronald L. Berens, Jr. made an initial appearance this afternoon on charges of...
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