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SDSU Drought Meetings Today at Regional Extension Centers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) SDSU is hosting Drought Updates today at its SDSU Extension Regional Centers throughout the state. The meetings will bring together experts from across South Dakota to talk about the drought and its impact on crops, livestock and those involved in agriculture throughout South Dakota. Ruth Beck, Agronomy Crops Field...
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Ex-Tribal Council Member Receives 1-Month Sentence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former Crow Creek tribal council member has been sentenced on accusations he concealed information from authorities investigating a bribery conspiracy on the South Dakota reservation. Loren “Rocky” Fallis pleaded guilty earlier to misprision of a felony. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 58-year-old Fallis lied about a meeting...
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Public Artwork Spices Up South Dakota State Buildings

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state-sponsored program that aims to promote the work of South Dakota artists while sprucing up state government buildings is seeking artists’ work. The Art for State Building program was created in 2007 to add artwork to the state’s permanent collection. The program is appropriated $20,000 each year to...
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SD Dealing With ND Oil Boom Traffic Problems

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State officials are stepping in to help northwestern South Dakota solve problems caused by increased people and traffic headed to the North Dakota oil patch. The Rapid City Journal reports that South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley sent two Rapid City-based Department of Criminal Investigation agents to help law...
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Family-Owned Farms Being Honored at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair will honor farm families that have spent 100 or 125 years on a farm during an event on Aug. 30. A farm or ranch is eligible for the Century Farm award if at least 80 acres of original land has been continuously owned by the...
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Authorities Say Rosebud Fires Lead to Evacuations

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – About 40 homes have been ordered to evacuate due to a series of wildfires on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation. Rosebud-Sioux President Rodney Bordeaux tells The Associated Press that lightning storms sparked as many as 18 fires and four of them are “out of control” Friday. Tribal newspaper writer Alfred...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Stabbing

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced in federal court for his guilty plea to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. 30-year-old Ervin Daniel Addison was given a sentence of 29 months in custody and two years of supervised release. He was originally indicted for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon...
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Another Hot One in the Forecast for Today!!

UNDATED – (DRG News) The weatherman doesn’t have much relief in store as far as temperatures go in parts of South Dakota today. Pierre/Fort Pierre tied a record high yesterday. The National Weather Service says the temperature hit 106 Thursday, which tied the old record of 106 set in 1936. Other highs Thursday included...
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Corps Looking at Water System Pipeline Which Surfaced Onto Lake Oahe

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers is trying to determine what might have caused a 20-50 foot section of a water service pipeline to rise to the surface of Lake Oahe. Eric Stasch-Operations Manager for the Corps’ Oahe Project-says that divers are going to look at the pipe, which is...
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Fires and Weather Related Accidents Reported in Some Parts of DRG Listening Area Thursday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Fires have kept emergency responders busy across many parched areas of central and western South Dakota. A fire was reported northwest of Philip yesterday and was fought by firefighters from a number of different departments. More information on that blaze is expected later today. Murdo Firefighters were called out to...
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