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Finalists Announced for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The names of finalists for the 2012 Leopold Conservation Award have been named this week. The announcement of the four award finalists was made yesterday by the Sand County Foundation, the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association and the South Dakota Grassland Coalition. The Leopold Conservation Award was named in honor...
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NWS Says March Was a Record Breaking Month for Temps

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The start of a new month brings a look back at March and weather statistics by the National Weather Service. Weather observers at the NWS office in Aberdeen say that March in central and northeast parts of the state brought numerous daily and monthly records The average high temperatures...
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Ree Heights Auditorium to Host Info Show Tuesday

REE HEIGHTS, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is sponsoring an Info Show tomorrow at the Ree Heights Auditorium. The event will take place Tuesday evening and starts at 4:00 p.m. with a calibration clinic. At 5:30 p.m., a free supper will be served and at 6:00...
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PFD Assists Homeowner After Microwave Malfunctions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent about a half an hour at a Pierre home Saturday, when a microwave malfunctioned and overheated. The PFD’s Patrick Snyder says the fire department responded to a call at the home in the 300 Block of South Pawnee around mid-morning on Saturday. He says...
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Murdo Firefighters Put Out Small Grass Fire That Started with Bonfire

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) The Murdo Fire Department fought a grass fire Sunday morning, just west of Murdo. Fire Chief Rich Sylva says the department was told that a grass fire was burning about 3:00 a.m. yesterday morning. The fire was found three miles west of Murdo on property owned by the Dakota...
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Fort Pierre’s Hiram Masonic Lodge Members to Help Clean Local Roadside of Litter

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (DRG News) Members of the Hiram Masonic Lodge #123 of Fort Pierre will be busy in the next few days, as they will be conducting a semi-annual roadside cleanup. The organization is taking part in the trash pick up as part of the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Adopt a Highway...
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Corps Announces Bid Award for Reconstruction Work on LaFramboise Island Causeway

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers has announced the name of the company that was the low bidder and was awarded the contract to rebuild the LaFramboise Island Causeway.  Last year’s flood caused significant damage to the popular gathering place along Pierre’s riverside.  Oahe Dam Project Manager Eric Stasch says there...
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CRST’s Veterans Service Office Taking Names of Vets to Attend First Ever Conference in Minnesota

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Veteran Service Office wants vets to know that if they are interested in attending an upcoming Veterans Meeting in Shakopee, Minnesota; they should contact the CRST Veterans Service Office. The meeting in Shakopee will be April 17-18 and is for tribal leaders, veterans...
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SD Panel Ends Bid to Seek Assets of Seed Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota regulatory panel has abandoned its bid to seek the assets of a sunflower seed company that owes farmers in South Dakota and North Dakota an estimated $4 million. The Public Utilities Commission decided two weeks ago to seek the company’s assets in the hope the move would...
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Mega Millions Reaches Record $476 Million Jackpot

ATLANTA (AP) – It’s almost unimaginable. No one picked the six correct numbers in the latest multi-state Mega Millions lottery game, sending the jackpot to a record $476 million for the Friday drawing. Tuesday night’s jackpot was $363 million, fed by weeks of drawings without a top winner. The previous record jackpot in the...
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