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AAA South Dakota Says More State Residents to Travel This Labor Day Weekend Compared to Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel agency predicts that there will be a three percent increase in the number of South Dakotans who travel over the coming Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA South Dakota projects that 69,000 South Dakotans will journey more than 50 miles from home, which is up from the...
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Tours of Oahe Dam Intake Structure and Powerhouse Draw About 1,400

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials say about 1,400 people went through a series of tours of the Oahe Dam facilities earlier this month. Eric Stasch, Oahe Dam Operations Manager said that a count completed last week showed that 600 people took advantage of the chance to view the intake structure on Friday,...
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First Sites Chosen for Rural SD Medicine Program

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Five towns have been selected as the first clinical sites for a rural health care project sponsored by the University of South Dakota medical school. The Frontier and Rural Medicine program, known as FARM, allows USD medical students nine months of training in rural areas. The goal is to increase...
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Mitchell Boy Honored for Heroism in Vehicle Crash

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota boy has been honored for saving the life of his brother during a fatal crash that killed five people. Twelve-year-old Mamut Blaine, of Mitchell, received the Award of Bravery from the Lyman County sheriff’s office and the Everyday Hero Award from the South Dakota governor’s office. Authorities...
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