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South Dakota Highway Patrol Joins “Drive to Save Lives”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Highway Patrol is taking part in an aggressive “Drive to Save Lives” campaign-along with more than 40 other states and the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The campaign is aimed at reducing highway fatalities across the nation this year.  Colonel Craig Price, superintendent of the South Dakota Highway...
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Governor’s Ag Ambassador Nominations Sought

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is now accepting nominations for the 2014 South Dakota Governor’s Ag Ambassador Award.  Nominee names are due to the SDDA by April 21.  The Ag Department says an Ag Ambassador should be someone that provides visionary leadership to the state’s agricultural industry and...
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PFD Puts Out Grass Fire Thursday Afternoon Near Y and Rawlins Library

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent almost two hours at the site of a grass fire near Rawlins Library Thursday.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the department was told that grass was burning in the area of Rawlins Library and the Oahe Family YMCA-just north of parking areas for...
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SD Department Primes for Texting and Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A law that would make texting while driving illegal in South Dakota still awaits the governor’s signature, but the state Department of Public Safety says it’s already talking about a public awareness campaign. A state official says the state already has some materials to warn against texting and driving. He...
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