South Dakota Firefighters Hoping For ‘Cold Front’

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Firefighters desperate for a break in the excruciating heat while battling wildfires on the Rosebud Indian Reservation are looking forward to temperatures in the low 90s. The so-called cold front is expected to hit Wednesday. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo says he hopes it’ll help calm the flames that have...
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Rosebud Reservation Wildfires Continue to Spread

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Just as firefighters contained about 25 percent of the wildfires cutting across Rosebud Indian Reservation, a lightning strike started another blaze. Rocky Mountain Area Incident Commander Joe Lowe says thunderstorms have come close to helping firefighters the past several nights, but each time the rain stops four or miles north...
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CRP Acres in Dakotas Opened to Haying, Grazing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Farmers and ranchers in the Dakotas affected by drought will be able to use Conservation Reserve Program acres for emergency haying or grazing after Monday’s announcement by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack in his announcement says lands not yet classified as “under severe drought” that are “abnormally dry” can...
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Winners Decided for DRG’s Traveling Karaoke Contest

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s Traveling Karaoke Contest wrapped up Friday night at Rockin On The River in Mobridge. After 6 semi-final events at local business’s, the field was narrowed to 19 contestants. 18 singles and 1 duo team competed in the finale on Friday night. Contestants were judged on Vocal...
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Corps Working to Repair Tri County Water System After Service Pipe Surfaced in Lake Oahe Bay

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A small section of water pipe remains above water in the vicinity of the Minneconjou Recreation Area, as the Corps of Engineers is making repairs that will likely result in the pipe returning to the river bottom sometime soon. Eric Stasch-Operations Manager for the Corps’ Oahe Project-says a small...
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PAWS Building Damaged-Rapid City Man Arrested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested for Intentional Damage to Property over the weekend after police responded to a report that someone had kicked a hole in the door of the building where homeless cats are housed by PAWS Animal Rescue in downtown Pierre. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster...
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AARP’s “You’ve Earned a Say” Meetings Coming Up in Central SD This Week

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week brings more meetings as part of AARP South Dakota’s statewide listening tour on Medicare and Social Security. AARP South Dakota’s Cathy McLeer says the gatherings are coming up in central South Dakota to give people a chance to weigh in on the debate in Washington, D.C. about Medicare...
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Daugaard Asks for Flags at Half-Staff For Shooting Victims

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff through Wednesday in respect for the victims of last week’s mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The Governor says President Barack Obama ordered that flags be flown at half-staff for the next few days at...
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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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