National Weather Service

December 2013 Brings Colder, Snowier Than Normal Conditions to Parts of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says last month brought bitter cold and snow to much of central and northeast South Dakota. A report from the NWS in Aberdeen indicates that December was among the top ten coldest at locations from Pierre, to Kennebec, Mobridge and Timber Lake in the state’s...
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Train Tracks

Buyer of DM&E West End to Keep All Parts Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An official of the company buying the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern railroad line says the company will keep all parts of the line open. Canadian Pacific is selling the line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for about $210 million. The deal includes 660 miles of track...
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SD Department of Transportation

Travel Conditions Difficult In Much of Eastern South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD Department of Transportation) State officials are cautioning travelers that blowing snow and warming temperatures are creating icy conditions on many state highways, especially Interstate 90 in central and eastern South Dakota, and highways east of the James River Valley, including I-29 in northeastern South Dakota. State officials said there have been...
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Mobridge Pollock High School Fishing Tigers Hand Out Fillets

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On December 31, 2013 the Mobridge-Pollock High School (MPHS) Fishing Tigers handed out 106 Walleye fillets to 33 residents in the Mobridge area.  They got back lots of smiles and thank you’s with the occasional hug. The group was motivated to start the club by the Berkley High School...
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Mountain Lion

2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The 2014 mountain lion hunting season in South Dakota is off to a slow start. Only four lions have been killed during the season that began the day after Christmas. In the 2013 season, four lions were killed on the first day. State Game, Fish and Parks regional supervisor...
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Windy Cloud

Dakotas Brace for Blizzard Conditions, Bitter Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Blowing snow is making roads in the eastern Dakotas slick and leading to crashes during the morning commute. And forecasters say the weather is going to get worse. The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for much of North Dakota and part of eastern South Dakota, and winter...
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SD AG: Benda Daughter Won’t Allow Opening of File

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has reiterated that South Dakota law prevents reporters from reviewing investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director. Richard Benda was found dead Oct. 22 in a grove near Lake Andes with a fatal shotgun wound. His death was ruled a suicide....
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Canadian Pacific Engine

CP Selling DM&E West End to Genesse & Wyoming

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Canadian Pacific says it’s selling the west end of its Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern railroad line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for about $210 million. The deal includes 660 miles of rail between Tracy, Minn., and Rapid City, north of Rapid City to Colony, Wyo., and south of Rapid...
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Reva Rancher Appointed to Another Term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) A Reva man has been appointed to serve another term on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.  Vaughn Meyer was appointed by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to serve another term with the organization-which is also known as the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.  Meyer is an Angus...
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Avera St. Mary's Hospital

Hayes Couple Welcomes First Baby of 2014 at Avera St. Mary’s Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first baby of 2014 at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital was born early yesterday morning.  Parents Vince and Katie Bruce of Hayes welcomed their new son, Riley David Bruce, Wednesday morning-January 1 at 2:54 a.m.  Dad Vince Bruce says that he and his wife knew their baby would be...
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