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Official Says SD Has No Shortage of Veterinarians

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says he doubts that South Dakota has an overall shortage of veterinarians, but there is a shortage of veterinarians willing to work in rural areas. Oedekoven met Tuesday with the state Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee, which asked him for a report on which areas...
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Oil Rigs

Effects of ND’s Oil Boom to SD Focus of Conference

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Representatives from several industries are going to be on hand in Spearfish on Wednesday and Thursday to learn about the effects of the North Dakota oil boom on people and businesses in South Dakota. The Black Hills Bakken Conference will feature discussions on infrastructure planning, landowner issues and how businesses...
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Investment Papers

SD Seeks Applicants for State Investment Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is seeking applicants for a vacancy on the State Investment Council. The council is responsible for investing state revenues and determining state investment policies, particularly for the South Dakota Retirement System. The eight-member Investment Council includes three state officials and five members appointed by the...
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SD PUC Gets OK To Use Sunflower Company’s Bond

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A judge has given South Dakota regulators approval to use a $100,000 bond posted by a sunflower seed company that owes farmers in the Dakotas about $4 million. The American News reports that the bonding company for Anderson Seed Co. did not fight the request by the Public Utilities Commission...
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Today Marks 25th Anniversary of Cultural Heritage Center Groundbreaking

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today marks 25 years since the groundbreaking for the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. A ceremony was held May 1 of 1987 for the 63,000 square foot center, which is the headquarters for the South Dakota State Historical Society. Construction of the $6.5 million dollar facility began right after...
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DENR Recognizes City of Pierre for Drinking Water Compliance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s public water system and its operators were awarded a Drinking Water Certificate of Achievement Award recently. The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources gives the award for outstanding water system operations and environmental compliance with state drinking water standards during the previous year. DENR Secretary Steve...
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Stanley County States Attorney Says Investigation Continues in Fort Pierre Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County States Attorney says an investigation continues into a Sunday incident in which a Fort Pierre man allegedly discharged a gun in town after an argument and was arrested.  39-year-old Ronald Berens, Jr. is being held on $100,000 cash for Attempted First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, Discharge...
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Oahe Dam Visitor and Interpretive Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House Set for May 11

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting and open house will be held next week to note a new partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association.  The event will take place at the Oahe Dam Visitor andInterpretiveCenterlocated near Oahe Dam on May 11. ...
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Power Outage Impacted Residential Customers in Pierre Saturday

  PIERRE, S.D. -  (DRG News) A power outage Saturday in Pierre affected residential customers in a portion of town.  Brad Palmer, City Utilities Director, said the outage was reported about 3:15 p.m. Saturday and impacted customers from Harrison Avenue to Jefferson Avenue and from the Ash substation on North Harrison down to an...
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Funeral Services Set for Accident Victim

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a Pierre woman who died Saturday as the result of an auto accident west of Hayes. 28-year-old Heather Unser was the passenger in a van which collided with a pickup on Highway 34 early Saturday morning. Authorities say the motorist in the pickup,...
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