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Fort Pierre Roadside Clean-up Planned

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Crews are planning a ditch clean-up near Fort Pierre on Wednesday. The garbage pickup will be focused from the junction of Highways 14/34 and Highway 1806 heading north to the Golf Course. Those wanting more information can contact Brad Lawrence at 223-7690.
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Forest Service Started Prescribed Burn on Fort Pierre National Grasslands Around Noon Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre National Grassland started a prescribed burn on the south end of the National Grassland around noon today. Two units will be burned, totaling about eight hundred acres. The units are located along the west side of Highway 83; 23 miles south of Fort Pierre or...
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Section of Campbell County’s 119th Street Closed by Wet Conditions

MOUND CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The Campbell County Highway Department has announced the closure of a segment of 119th Street due to wet conditions. A portion of 119th Street west of Highway 83 to South Dakota Highway 1804 in Campbell County was closed as of late last week. About a week ago, a...
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Highway 83 Reconstruction Starts Today in Walworth County

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation was to start work on U.S. Highway 83 near the Akaska junction in Walworth County today. The two mile stretch of highway will see work that includes removal of existing pavement, sub grade repair and resurfacing with asphalt concrete. During working hours, flaggers...
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Vivian Dance Hall Honored at Rock and Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame Saturday

VIVIAN, S.D. – (DRG News) Vivian’s Dance Hall was one of the inductees into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Music Association’s Hall of Fame in Sioux Falls over the weekend. For years, the hall was a popular attraction for area residents who would gather for Saturday night dances. Lonis Wendt, long-time Vivian resident,...
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Cleanup at LaFramboise Island Could Begin This Fall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Parks officials say that the trail system on LaFramboise Island near Pierre was not impacted by last year’s flood as badly as the trails at the old Farm Island east of town. LaFramboise Island is connected to Pierre’s southern shoreline by the causeway; but that structure was extensively damaged...
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Riggs Seniors Earn National Career Readiness Certificates

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 100 T.F. Riggs High School seniors were part of the first pilot group of students who tested last week for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and the state Department of Labor and Regulation says the results were impressive. The NCRC is used to verify students’ core employability...
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AG’s Office and DLR Warn Businesses of Labor Law Poster Scams

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two state agencies are warning South Dakota businesses to watch for poster scams from companies selling various federal agency postings. The companies reportedly use scare tactics about potential fines and penalties. The solicitations have an official-looking seal and create the impression that the advertisement is actually an official communication...
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SD Department of Health: 4 Flu Deaths Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says four flu deaths were reported last week. The department in its influenza weekly summary says that brings the total for this season to 15 flu-related deaths, with 14 in the 63-to-95 age group and one in the 50-to-64 age group. There have been...
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G F & P Honors Employees for Flood Relief Effort

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several Game, Fish and Parks Wildlife Division employees are sharing an annual award that is given each year to employees who work together for various group projects. The Division Excellence in Teamwork Award was dedicated to all employees who played a role in the 2011 Missouri River flood-prevention and...
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