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Traffic Signal Repair to Result in One Lane Traffic at Two Pierre Intersections

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Drivers in Pierre will run into one-lane traffic at times tomorrow and Wednesday because of traffic signal repair. The work is being done by Lighting Maintenance of Rapid City. The company says the one-lane traffic will be found at times at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street...
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Excavator Working at Central and Pleasant August 13, 2012

Road and Infrastructure Reconstruction Work Underway in Several Area Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Roadwork and summer infrastructure reconstruction continues throughout the Pierre/Fort Pierre area this week. Some projects that motorists will note include: –The intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive is closed to traffic today. Crews are removing a storm catch basin and new watermain and a fire hydrant are being...
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Mississippi River Commission Stops for Meeting in Fort Pierre Today

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (DRG News) The Mississippi River Commission stops in Fort Pierre today as it continues a low water inspection trip in the Missouri River Basin. Public meetings are scheduled in towns along the river this week so commission members can meet with residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. A meeting was...
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Minnesota Man on Motorcycle Killed in Accident East of Blunt Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Minnesota man died over the weekend after his motorcycle collided with a pickup pulling a farm trailer. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported on U.S. Highway 14 just east of Blunt on Saturday afternoon just after two o’clock. An investigation shows that...
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SD Tourism Industry is Having Good Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials report that South Dakota’s tourism industry is having a good year. The South Dakota Tourism Department says hotel occupancy statewide is up 7.8 percent so far this year, meaning hotels and motels are filling more rooms compared with the same period last year. Nationally, hotel occupancy is up...
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Children

SD Officials Report Decline in Foster Care Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the number of children in foster care is on the decline in South Dakota – and it’s a good sign. Authorities say the 17 percent decline in the state’s foster care children since 2005 could be due in part to better support services for troubled families and...
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Paul Ryan

Both SD House Candidates Say Ryan Pick Helps Them

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Democratic and Republican candidates for South Dakota’s lone House seat say they like the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s running mate, albeit for different reasons. Republican Rep. Kristi Noem says she has interacted on several occasions with Ryan and believes Romney made a great decision for...
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Motorcycle Rider

Patrol Says 9 People Died During Sturgis rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says nine people died at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which officially ended on Sunday. The Patrol says eight people died in fatal accidents, including an Oakes, N.D., woman who was killed Friday when her motorcycle struck a pickup truck driven by a Colorado man. Authorities...
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Events Celebrating Anniversary of Oahe Dam Planned

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering three programs this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Oahe Dam. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed and built the dam starting in 1948. It was dedicated on Aug. 17, 1962. On Friday, the Historical Society...
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Jugglers Decend on Sioux Falls for International Competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Balls, clubs and rings have been flying through the air in Sioux Falls as jugglers from around the globe compete this week in the World Juggling Federation International Championships.   The event has brought together some of the best jugglers in the world to compete in events that test their endurance,...
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