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Program Notes 50 Years Since JFK Dedicated Oahe Dam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A program that was held on Friday morning to note the 50 year anniversary of the dedication of Oahe Dam drew at least 400 people. Karen Kern of the South Dakota Great Lakes Tourism Association says it was a great crowd at Friday morning’s commemoration-held outdoors between the Oahe...
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KGFX Presho Hometown Tour Coming Tomorrow!! Tune in for a Great Program!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX tomorrow, as we bring you the first TUESDAY broadcast of our Hometown Tour series. We’re moving the program up a day from the usual Wednesday morning program schedule to head to Presho where Dakota Prairie Bank is holding its Hot Dog Day of Summer Customer Appreciation Event....
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Farm Island’s West Boat Ramp Project is Complete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The west boat ramp at Farm Island Recreation Area is now open again. The polo field boat ramp has been under construction the past few months as the park wanted to expand the existing boat ramp and add a larger parking area for it. The improved boat ramp has...
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2 People Killed in 1-Car Crash Near Martin

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – Two people have died and two people received life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash near Martin. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Marvin Poorbear of Springfield, S.D., was driving east on U.S. Highway 18 early Monday morning when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled. Poorbear, who...
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Jackley Unhappy With Plan for Surplus River Water

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is taking issue with a Corps of Engineers plan to charge water users for surplus Missouri River water in the state. Jackley says the water belongs to South Dakota, and that he might take the corps to court to protect the state’s interests. The...
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Weather Service Offices in SD Get Radar Upgrade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – National Weather Service offices in South Dakota have new radar equipment that will help meteorologists do a better job tracking the weather and informing the public. \Offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls got the upgrades. Sioux Falls Meteorologist Philip Schumacher tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the...
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SD Plans Ad Campaign to Find More Foster Parents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is planning an advertising campaign to recruit more foster parents to care for children who have been removed from their families’ homes. The Department of Social Services has issued a request for proposals from companies to develop an advertising campaign that would feature first lady Linda Daugaard as...
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Pierre Home Badly Damaged in Early AM Fire on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Firefighters spent about four hours working to put out a fire in an east Pierre home Saturday morning. First Assistant Fire Chief for the PFD, Patrick Snyder, says the fire was reported at 1616 East Robinson, about 2:20 a.m. Snyder says the fire was already fully involved by...
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SD Officials Report 67 Cases of West Nile Disease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Health Department reports that 26 more people have been found to have West Nile disease, bringing the total number of cases in the state so far this year to 67. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says mid-August is historically the peak time for the onset of West Nile...
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Official Says Eastern US Swine Flu Not Found in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the recent outbreaks of swine flu in the eastern United States should not stop people from enjoying fairs in South Dakota. Oedekoven tells the Rapid City Journal that the strain of flu found in eastern states has not been found in South Dakota so...
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