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Highway Patrol Kicked Off New Safe Driving Campaign Over Memorial Day Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The just ended Memorial Day travel weekend brought the kick off for the South Dakota Highway Patrol’s new summer long safe-travel campaign.  This year’s campaign is called “Obey the Sign and Avoid the Fine” and Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Craig Price says it is an initiative to reduce highway...
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SD Parks and Rec Areas Could See Record Camping

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Parks Director Doug Hofer says the state could see a record amount of camping in parks and recreation areas this year. The Rapid City Journal reports that a prolonged winter set back visitation, but the trend appears to be turning with the weather. Nearly all of the...
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Harrisburg School is Flooding

  HARRISBURG, SD (AP) – The nearly ten inches of rain that has fallen in the Harrisburg area in the last 48 hours is causing some major problems at Liberty Elementary School.   The school is surrounded by floodwater. District officials and volunteers are working to sandbag the entrances to the school to keep...
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Brookings Fire Chief Suspended for Two Weeks

  BROOKINGS, SD (AP) -  The city of Brookings has suspended its fire chief for two weeks. City Manager Jeff Weldon says that Fire Chief Darrell Hartmann has been placed on unpaid administrative leave “for personnel reasons.”  Weldon says he met with the chief on Wednesday and placed him on the unpaid leave.  Weldon...
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