Water Service on Some Pierre City Blocks Will be Impacted by Water Main Work This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre City Water Department will be replacing water main today through Thursday in a central Pierre neighborhood that experienced a water main break last month. Workers will be at the intersection of Broadway and Van Buren Avenues today and tomorrow and then will move to the east toward...
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SD Agency Accepting Applications For Water Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is accepting applications for projects that reduce water pollution. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 1 for projects eligible for grants under the federal Clean Water Act. Officials expect about $2 million will be available for South Dakota projects. The grants...
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Dakotas Officials Warn: Be Careful When in Water

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As the weather warms and the waterways become more popular, municipalities across the Dakotas are telling residents to be careful when swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Among the tips: Tell someone where you’re going, when you’ll return and whom to call if you don’t come back. Always wear a life...
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SD First Lady Looks for Artists For Fall Showcase

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota First Lady Linda Daugaard is looking for artists to take part in this fall’s Prairie Arts Showcase. The event takes place Oct. 26 and 27 during the governor’s annual pheasant hunt. The first lady says the event provides a chance for South Dakota artists to display their work....
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Former Pierre Middle School Teacher Chosen to Lead at Washington and McKinley Elementary Schools

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Pierre teacher has accepted the position of Principal for Washington and McKinley Elementary Schools in Pierre. Kelly Hansen, who worked for four years as a teacher and coach at Georgia Morse Middle School, was chosen from five people interviewed to replace Rob Coverdale. Coverdale will become a...
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Emergency Preparedness Drill Goes Well Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Emergency Manager for Hughes and Stanley counties says yesterday’s Emergency Response drill went well. Rob Fines says various emergency agencies were called to help with a mock drill that originated on LaFramboise Island. Fines says organizers had taken about ten teens to the island before the drill...
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Planning is Complete, Weather Will be Great, Match of Champions Coming Tomorrow!!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the 2012 Casey Tibbs Match of Champions to Fort Pierre. Planning has been underway for several months and the event will bring a day of activities for ranchers, rodeo enthusiasts and local residents. The bronc match will be in the evening, starting about 7:15 p.m. at...
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Free “No Youth Left Indoors Day” Being Held Tomorrow at Murdo for Area Youngsters

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) West River Pheasants Forever and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will be hosting “No Youth Left Indoors Day” tomorrow at Murdo. Conservation Officer Dan Altman says pre-registration is required. The event is open to youth ages 7-16 and is limited to the first 30 youngsters who...
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KGFX to Start Hometown Tour Series for 2012 on Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX will kick off its fifth season of its Hometown Tour series next week. Join us for our first broadcast as we highlight Pierre on June 6 at Prairie Pages Bookseller. Our guests include Brad Curtis who will talk about this month’s Oahe Days; Pierre Parks and Recreation Director...
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FSA Offices Being Closed in 4 SD Counties

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal Agriculture Department is closing Farm Service Agency offices in four South Dakota counties due to budget cuts. The South Dakota offices will be closed in Harding, Jackson, Campbell and Jerauld counties. Farmers and ranchers can designate the most convenient neighboring county as the place they will do...
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