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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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Drought Conditions Persist in SD Over Past Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Hot weather and a lack of rainfall over the past week have hurt the quality of crops in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that temperatures reached into the 90s and even surpassed 100 in some areas. The report says drought conditions...
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USDA, Oglala Sioux Tribe Dedicate New Building

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have dedicated a new building on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to help the tribe’s housing authority. The new 13,500-square-foot building will house the administration offices for the Oglala Sioux Housing Authority. The energy-efficient building was funded...
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McGovern Giving Up Homes in Mitchell, Florida

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is giving up his homes in Mitchell and in Florida to spend more time near family in Sioux Falls, where he also has a home. The former South Dakota U.S. senator who turned 90 last month grew up in Mitchell and spent a lot...
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Pierre PD Called to Thefts from Two Unlocked Vehicles

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating thefts from at least two different vehicles that were reported Saturday in Pierre. Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says the first vehicle break-in occurred on South Pawnee Street and the second was called in to police from East Dakota Avenue. Police were notified...
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Watermain Breaks on Woodriver Drive and Capitol Avenue Over Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three water main breaks that occurred on Capitol Avenue on Saturday left at least 16 residences without water for a time. Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says that two breaks were reported mid-afternoon on Saturday …one at the intersection of Capitol and Madison Avenues and another one...
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Corps to Hold Public Meeting in Pierre Today on Draft Surplus Water Reports

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers is conducting a public meeting today in Pierre to address the release and cost of surplus water on the Missouri River Reservoir System. The Corps recently put together Draft Surplus Water Reports for some of the lakes along the system. The reports identify surplus water that...
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AAA South Dakota Says More State Residents to Travel This Labor Day Weekend Compared to Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel agency predicts that there will be a three percent increase in the number of South Dakotans who travel over the coming Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA South Dakota projects that 69,000 South Dakotans will journey more than 50 miles from home, which is up from the...
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Tours of Oahe Dam Intake Structure and Powerhouse Draw About 1,400

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials say about 1,400 people went through a series of tours of the Oahe Dam facilities earlier this month. Eric Stasch, Oahe Dam Operations Manager said that a count completed last week showed that 600 people took advantage of the chance to view the intake structure on Friday,...
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First Sites Chosen for Rural SD Medicine Program

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Five towns have been selected as the first clinical sites for a rural health care project sponsored by the University of South Dakota medical school. The Frontier and Rural Medicine program, known as FARM, allows USD medical students nine months of training in rural areas. The goal is to increase...
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