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Row Crop Harvest Advances, Soybeans Near Complete

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s row crop harvest advanced again last week with the soybean harvest nearing completion. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that light showers teased parts of the state over the weekend but made no significant dent in the growing season precipitation deficits....
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Blunt FD Responds to Combine Fire Monday

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) Blunt firefighters were called out yesterday afternoon to the report of a combine fire. Blunt Fire Chief Jan Harkless says the afternoon fire broke out in a combine that was working in a sunflower field about three to five miles south of Canning on Canning Road. Harkless says the...
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2012 Memorial Service Planned Sunday at Fallen Firefighters Memorial

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fallen Firefighters Memorial located along Capitol Lake in Pierre will have seven new names for Sunday’s 2012 Memorial Service. The service is held each year as part of the annual Fire Prevention Week designation. South Dakota Firefighters Association President Denny Gorton says three firefighters who died on the...
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US Transportation Secretary to be Among Guests at RCPT Open House Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary will be in Pierre tomorrow along with the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration to attend the grand opening of the newly-expanded facilities for River Cities Public Transit. There will be a short program tomorrow morning at River Cities Transit-starting at 10:45, which...
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MDU Says Weather Will be Main Factor in Determining Customers Bills This Winter

BISMARCK, N.S. – (DRG News) Montana Dakota Utilities says natural gas prices will be lower in the upcoming winter heating season, compared to last year’s costs. The price is expected to be down about four percent from a year ago. Dave Goodin, president and chief executive officer for MDU says in a press release...
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SD Panel Says Creek Should be Renamed Howes Creek

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has recommended that Negro Creek in Meade County be renamed Howes Creek. The state Board of Geographic Names is using the western South Dakota creek as a test case for a new process aimed at increasing public involvement...
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Adventurer Completes Swim Down Missouri River

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has completed a 1,000-mile swim down the Missouri River. Cornthwaite embarked on the 1,004-mile journey on Aug. 10 in Chamberlain, S.D. He reached St. Louis 58 days later. He says he had to avoid obstacles in the water and risk hypothermia along the way. Cornthwaite’s...
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Giago Says Education Needed on Origin of Holiday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Long-time journalist Tim Giago worries that the meaning of Native American Day will be lost without education by schools and the media. Giago tells KOTA television that events such as the Black Hills Pow Wow have played an important role and great strides have been made, but more work...
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Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station for the season, but officials say that last year’s flood might make it a challenge to gather enough adult salmon for egg collection. GFP fisheries biologist Bob Hanten says fewer salmon were caught by fishermen...
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Meeting Tonight in Philip on New SET Program for Haakon, Jackson and Eastern Pennington County Areas

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) The region that includes Haakon, Jackson and eastern Pennington counties has been chosen to be one of two locations in the state that will be a part of the Stronger Economies Together-or SET program. There will be meeting about the program tonight before the Philip Chamber meeting. The Stronger...
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