Winter Wheat Forecast for SD Changes Little

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The government’s estimate of winter wheat production in South Dakota has changed little over the month. The Agriculture Department now pegs the state’s crop at just below 56 million bushels, down 2 percent from May and down 16 percent from last year. Nationwide, the winter wheat crop is expected...
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Johnson Leads Banking Hearing on JPMorgan Losses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is questioning why the largest U.S. bank failed to have more risk controls in place, leading to more than $2 billion lost on risky trades. Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. He opened a congressional hearing Wednesday in which lawmakers questioned JPMorgan Chase...
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Guard Receives Thanks at Card Presentation Tuesday at SD National Guard Museum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Adjutant General for the South Dakota National Guard received an anniversary card yesterday that honors the 150 years of service by the guard to the state and nation. The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre had an open house on Saturday and several people signed the...
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State Farm Agent Donates Mascot Costume to PFD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local insurance company has played a role in adding a new member to the Pierre Fire Department. State Farm Insurance Potrzeba Agency donated a State Farm bear costume to the PFD on Tuesday. State Farm’s Becki Potrzeba says she wanted to assist the department and believed that offering...
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Upcoming Time-Lapse Video to Feature SD’s Badlands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Kennebec farmer who showcases South Dakota’s natural beauty through time-lapse photography is changing the setting up for his next video, which is being shot in Badlands National Park. Randy Halverson has created several time-lapse videos showcasing stunning images of South Dakota’s night sky filmed against backdrops of rural,...
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Traffic Signals on Truck Route Operational Again as Work Proceeds on Road Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says traffic signals on the Truck Route at the Fourth Street/Airport Road intersection and at the Harrison Avenue/Arthur Avenue intersection are now operational. All five lanes of traffic have been opened through those northern segments of the Truck Route on Pierre’s eastside. The...
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Pierre Superintendent to Ask for Semester Test Figures from Administrators

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board discussed semester tests at last night’s monthly meeting and may end up talking about the topic in future meetings, as well. Todd Douglas, who has served seven years on the board, will be replaced next month by newly elected board member Randy Hartmann. At the...
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Tourism Secretary Believes 2012 Travel Season Could Bring Record Visitor Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Secretary is expecting that 2012 could bring a record setting number of visitors to the state. James Hagen points to several factors that are bringing people to South Dakota from other places. The Tourism Department began a campaign called “Your American Journey” earlier this year. Hagen...
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Jungwirth New Mobridge Police Chief

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) After a noon special meeting today at the Mobridge City Hall, the Mobridge City Council approved a new Police Chief. 8 candidates applied for Mobridge Police Chief position in the 5 weeks of advertising for the job. After a short deliberation the City Council approved the hiring of Interim Police Chief...
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City Breaks Ground for A.H.Brown Library in Mobridge

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) Many people were on hand today for the ground breaking ceremony for the addition onto the A.H. Brown Public Library in Mobridge. City Administrator Steve Gosser, Mayor Jaime Dietterle, City Councilman Gene Cox and Amy Cereny, along with other Library personnel posed for pictures behind an excavator on the...
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