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Ford, Mazda recall pickups a 2nd time for air bag problem

DETROIT (AP) – Ford and Mazda are recalling more than 380,000 older small pickup trucks for a second time to replace Takata air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel. The recalls cover driver and passenger inflators in certain 2004 to 2006 Ford Ranger and Mazda B-Series trucks made by Ford. Takata uses...
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USD Beacom School of Business Announces New Bioscience Partnership with GOED

VERMILLION, SD- The University of South Dakota and the South Dakota Governor’s Office for Economic Development have been awarded a matching grant totaling $996-thousand over three years from the US Department of Commerce. Governor Dennis Daugaard says the partnership will take academic research from idea to the market.   Dean of the University of...
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Karen Gerdes is This Month’s Mega Raffle Early Bird Drawing Winner

The three finalists for the first early bird drawing of the 2018 Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Mega Raffle have been drawn. Club volunteer Kim Olson drew the names this (Wed.) morning on KGFX.   You can purchase 2018 Mega Raffle tickets at the club. The next early bird drawing is...
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Light and Signs Now Mark Crosswalk at Abbey Road and Fourth Street in Pierre

A crossing light and pedestrian signs have been added to the crosswalk at the intersection of Abbey Road and Fourth Street in Pierre. Public utilities manager Brad Palmer updated the city commission at last night’s (Tues.) meeting.   The total cost of the new crosswalk, signs and flashing lights is estimated to be less...
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Final Winner in DRG’s Countdown to Christmas Giveaway to be Drawn Tomorrow!

PIERRE, SD- Dakota Radio Group and its Countdown to Christmas Sponsors helping to spread Christmas Cheer with close to $5000 in prizes given away! The Countdown to Christmas promotion wrapped up its daily winners portion of the promotion Monday evening and is now preparing for the grand prize give-away. The drawing will held at...
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Temps to be in the Teens for Christmas

Forecasters are calling for a high temperature today (Wed.) of about 45 degrees, but Weather Eye meteorologist Megan Mulford says by Christmas day the high is expected to be almost 30 degrees colder than that.
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Lower Brule Research Institute Receives Grant for Home Hydroponics

The Wellmark Foundation awarded four South Dakota organizations—including one at Lower Brule– Small Matching Assets to Community Health grants. The Lower Brule Research Institute received $8-thousand for Home Hydroponics, an expansion of an existing program. The goal is to motivate and train 50 households on the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation to grow their own...
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Fishing Access Improved at Mickelson Pond in Pierre

PIERRE, SD- The City of Pierre and South Dakota Game Fish and Parks recently partnered to improve fishing access at Mickelson Pond in Pierre. City parks director Tom Farnsworth says they added four new fishing pods.   He says Game, Fish and Parks also restocked the pond.   Farnsworth says the new fishing pods...
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Pierre Commissioners and Mayor to Get Pay Raise Jan. 1

The Pierre City Commission unanimously voted last night (Tues.) to increase the salary of each member of the Commission and each management employee. Mayor Steve Harding said the commission and management employee salaries are set separately from union employees.   Mayor Harding will see an increase of almost $560 raising his annual salary to...
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SDDA Registers Dicamba Products in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) has approved Engenia, Xtendimax with Vapor Grip technology and Fexapan herbicides for use in South Dakota for the 2018 growing season. These labels expire Dec. 20, 2018. The SDDA will use the federal EPA stamped label for use in the state. Per the EPA label, these products...
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