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Local Tree Sales Lot Offering Free Christmas Trees While They Last

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local business is offering Christmas trees to residents for free.  Laura White with the Pierre Area Referral Service says that Hank Schmidt of River City Auto contacted her and wants local citizens to know he is making the trees available to anyone who wants to take one; first-come,...
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Releases Into Missouri River Will be Increased

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water flowing into the lower Missouri River will be increased this week because of concerns about colder temperatures, but the increase isn’t likely to boost the level of the Mississippi River downstream. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it plans to gradually increase the amount of...
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Avera Health Adds Pierre Hospital to Network

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Avera Health is buying St. Mary’s Healthcare Center in Pierre in a merger that will give the Sioux Falls-based health network a stronger foothold in central South Dakota. The deal takes effect with the new year and includes St. Mary’s 60-bed hospital in Pierre and a 10-bed affiliate hospital...
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Feds Announce Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Effort

DENVER (AP) – A memorandum of understanding between federal and state agencies would allow routine grazing for property owners who agree to set aside land as black-footed ferret habitat. The Safe Harbor Agreement announced Monday by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is part of an effort to boost the wild population of the...
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