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Governor Requests Flags At Half-Staff On Thursday To Honor Fallen Firefighter

PIERRE, SD- Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 8 a.m. until sunset, in honor of Presho Fire Chief Donald F. “Donny” Manger. Manger died Saturday, Oct. 14, while responding to a structure fire in rural Lyman County. Manger’s funeral service will be...
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Lyft to begin ride-hailing operations in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The ride-hailing company Lyft has beat its competitor Uber to South Dakota. Department of Revenue spokesman Wade LaRoche says Lyft has gotten a sales tax license to allow it to begin operations in South Dakota. The San Francisco, California company recently said it had drivers in every state but...
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Gettysburg Woman is This Week’s “Fly from Pierre” Winner

PIERRE, SD- Congratulations to Jessica Harer of Gettysburg, this week’s winner in the Dakota Radio Group’s “Fly From Pierre” ticket giveaway. Harer wins a pair of round-trip tickets to fly from Pierre to Denver aboard ADI Jet courtesy of the Pierre Regional Airport. To enter, people 18-years-old and over should go to DRGNEWS.com and...
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Cows killed, injured, lost in weekend crash near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – Several cows were killed, injured or lost in a weekend crash east of Mitchell. The state Public Safety Department says a semitrailer hauling 99 cows went out of control on Interstate 90 about 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The semi rolled in the median, throwing cattle from the trailer. Two pickup trucks...
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Drought takes toll on row crop production in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The latest crop report from the federal Agriculture Department shows a drop in production of row crops in drought-plagued South Dakota. Soybean production is forecast to be down 1 percent from last year, sorghum and corn production both down 7 percent, and sunflower production down 17 percent. The alfalfa...
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Secretary of Education Melody Schopp to Retire

PIERRE, SD– The South Dakota Secretary of Education will retire in December. Dr. Melody Schopp has served as Secretary of Education since 2011 and has been with the Department of Education since 2000. Schopp’s retirement ends a 40-year career in public education in South Dakota. After teaching for one year in North Dakota, Schopp...
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Gov. Daugaard Selected To Serve On President’s Apprenticeship Task Force

PIERRE, SD– South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is among 20 individuals who have been selected by the U.S. Department of Labor to serve on President Donald J. Trump’s Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. Gov. Daugaard says in South Dakota, the number of people looking for employment is roughly equal to the number of job...
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Presho Fire Chief Manger Dies While Fighting Structure Fire

LYMAN COUNTY, SD- The chief of the Presho Volunteer Fire Department has died after experiencing a medial condition while fighting a fire Saturday evening. According to the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office, the firefighters were working to extinguish a structure fire in rural Lyman County. Chief Donald “Donny” Manger was getting out of a vehicle...
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Construction Crews Place The Last Steel Beam In Helmsley Center

PIERRE, SD– Construction crews have placed the last steel beam inside the Helmsley Center in Pierre. The topping-off event (Oct. 13) marked a major milestone for the Helmsley Center project, marking the symbolic completion of the structural phase of the building. The Helmsley Center will be home to the sixth Avera Cancer Institute and will...
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Grant Funding Available for Outdoor Recreation

PIERRE, SD– The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is accepting applications for grants from the Land and Water Conservation Fund. State Parks and Recreation Director Katie Ceroll says public outdoor recreation projects sponsored by city, county, township and tribal governments are eligible to receive the grant money. Cerroll says “Outdoor recreation...
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