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Brisk Winds Tip Semi on Highway 14 and Camper on I-90

UNDATED – (DRG News) Wind advisories were issued last night after winds picked up in parts of the state. The conditions also kept some area law enforcers busy. In Haakon County, the Sheriff’s Department was called to the report of a semi that was tipped over by the high winds. Sheriff Fred Koester says...
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Preparations Continue for Celebration to Welcome Home the 200th

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) National Guard officials continue to prepare for the arrival of the guard’s 200th Engineer Company back to central South Dakota following a year of service in Afghanistan. The soldiers will arrive in Sioux Falls from Fort Dix, New Jersey and will then travel to Fort Pierre. The 200th of...
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Sorghum Seed Supply Tight in SD This Spring

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The sorghum seed supply is tight in South Dakota this spring. Millborn Seeds in Brookings says more than 90 percent of sorghum seed is grown in the Texas Panhandle, and drought last year cut this year’s seed supplies by about 60 percent. The Brookings company says demand for sorghum has...
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Delta Dental of SD Awarded Funding to Improve American Indian Oral Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Delta Dental of South Dakota has been awarded a three-year, $3.3 million dollar “Health Care Innovation Award” from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s CMS Innovation Center to improve oral health for American Indians. Delta Dental is one of 26 entities selected in locations across the nation which will...
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ND Poised to Once Again Be Sunflower Leader

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota sunflower farmers are poised to reclaim bragging rights as the nation’s top producers. Last year, wet weather and flooding led to a drop of hundreds of thousands of acres in North Dakota, and South Dakota surpassed its northern neighbor as the leading sunflower state for the first time...
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Now that Pierre Deactivation Set, Organizers Announce Plans in Mobridge and Chamberlain for 200th Arrival in Those Communities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company will arrive in Pierre Saturday to officially complete a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The 200th, of Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge, is a multi-role bridging unit whose mission is to maintain, repair and replace...
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District 24 Legislative Candidate Forum Planned for May 22

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A public forum for the candidates running for the State House of Representatives and State Senate in District 24 will be held later this month.  The forum will feature the House candidates at 6:00 p.m. followed by Senate candidates at 7:00 p.m.  The forum is being organized by the...
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Court Trial for South African Foreign Nationals Charge in Shooting Cancelled-Hearing Set Monday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A change has been made in the court schedule for two South African foreign nationals who were charged in a November shooting south of Onida. 20-year-old Zane Van Der Merwe and 31-year-old Stephan Van Der Berg faced charges after a November 27 shooting that left another man wounded. Gregorio...
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Central SD Teen Court Notes Law Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law Day was celebrated last week by Central SD Teen Court youth and adult volunteers, parents and staff. The day was noted May 1st and at the event, Assistant Attorney General Steven Blair, who is a Teen Court Volunteer Judge, talked about the significance of Law Day and the...
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Fallen Officer Memorial Event Held Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brought a wreath laying ceremony and a service to Pierre, as part of the annual South Dakota Law Enforcement Memorial event. A ceremony is held each year at the fallen officers’ monument along Capitol Lake and is followed by a memorial service which notes South Dakota officers who...
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