Weather Service Offices in SD Get Radar Upgrade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – National Weather Service offices in South Dakota have new radar equipment that will help meteorologists do a better job tracking the weather and informing the public. \Offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls got the upgrades. Sioux Falls Meteorologist Philip Schumacher tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the...
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Man Pushing Child on Tree Swing

SD Plans Ad Campaign to Find More Foster Parents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is planning an advertising campaign to recruit more foster parents to care for children who have been removed from their families’ homes. The Department of Social Services has issued a request for proposals from companies to develop an advertising campaign that would feature first lady Linda Daugaard as...
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House Fire August 18, 2012 on East Robinson

Pierre Home Badly Damaged in Early AM Fire on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Firefighters spent about four hours working to put out a fire in an east Pierre home Saturday morning. First Assistant Fire Chief for the PFD, Patrick Snyder, says the fire was reported at 1616 East Robinson, about 2:20 a.m. Snyder says the fire was already fully involved by...
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SD Officials Report 67 Cases of West Nile Disease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Health Department reports that 26 more people have been found to have West Nile disease, bringing the total number of cases in the state so far this year to 67. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says mid-August is historically the peak time for the onset of West Nile...
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