Hantavirus Displaces Families-Moving into FEMA Trailers

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribe says two families displaced by a rodent-borne virus in their homes have been moved into new trailers. Andre Janis with the tribe’s Home Improvement Program says in a news release that the families recently moved into the new trailers following the discovery of the hantavirus...
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Flags To Fly at Half-Staff Friday for Astronaut

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff in South Dakota on Friday in honor of former astronaut Neil Armstrong. Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969. He died on Saturday. He was 82. Daugaard says he’s asking all...
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Several Attend Corps Meeting on Proposed Charge for River Water

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A good crowd attended a Corps of Engineers meeting in Pierre held Monday night on its plan to charge for river water usage. Some state, federal and tribal officials were on hand-or were represented by others-and expressed their opposition to the plan. Attorney General Marty Jackley said in a...
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South Dakota Pulse Processors, LLC to Hold Investor Meetings Starting Next Week

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Pulse Processors will hold investor meetings across the state-starting next week. A series of the meetings in early to mid-September will be held in central South Dakota so area producers can get the first chances to become investors in South Dakota’s first pulse processing facility. SDPP plans...
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Homecoming Candidates Chosen for Riggs High School

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2012 Homecoming Candidates for Riggs High School were announced yesterday. Seniors who were chosen by their classmates as candidates are Anna Bondy, Megan Feller, Rachel Hartmann, Taylor Hyde, Kristi Livermont, Carson Eisenbeisz, Zach Hanson, Matt Monfore, Kyle Sarringar and Austin Wagner. Coronation will be coming up in just...
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Wheat Production Tour to be Held Wednesday at DLRF Near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A 2012 Wheat Production Tour will be held tomorrow at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm near Pierre. Some of the tour presenters include SDSU Winter Wheat Breeder Dr. Bill Berzonsky, SDSU Extension Entomologist Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, SDSU Plant Pathology Field Specialist Bob Fanning and Dakota Lakes Research Farm Manager...
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Next Presiding Judge Named in SD’s Largest Circuit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former attorney general Larry Long has been named the next presiding judge in South Dakota’s largest judicial circuit. South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson announced the appointment in the Second Judicial Circuit on Tuesday. Long will move into the position when Presiding Judge Kathleen Caldwell retires in...
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Small Plane Crash Kills One Person This Morning at Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One person died this morning after a single engine aircraft crashed while taking off from the Pierre Regional Airport. Pierre Airport Manager Mike Isaacs says that the crash was reported about 9:45 a.m. this morning and occurred as the smaller general aviation aircraft was taking off on one of...
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Fruits and Veggies Get State Push in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say South Dakotans don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables, and state officials are trying to change that. The state Health Department is spending $24,000 to air 30-second TV commercials aimed at cajoling state residents to eat better. State Nutritionist Kristin Biskeborn tells the Argus Leader newspaper (
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SD Criticizes Proposed Charge for Missouri River Water

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to scrap its plan to charge for water taken from the Missouri River. In a letter submitted to a Corps of Engineers hearing, Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the plan is unfair because it would violate the state’s right to manage...
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