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Sully County Courthouse Offices to be Closed Friday Morning

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Offices in the Sully County Courthouse will be closed for a time tomorrow.  The closure will take place on Friday, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon as part of a scheduled power outage.  Offices at the courthouse in Onida will reopen for business at 1:00 p.m. on Friday...
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State Records First Case of Mosquito-Borne Virus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say South Dakota has recorded its first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading in the U.S. from the Caribbean. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that the chikungunya virus has been diagnosed in someone who was visiting the island...
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SD to Get $419K from Drug Company Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota will receive $419,000 from a multistate settlement with a drug company. Pfizer has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations by 42 states that a subsidiary illegally marketed an organ transplant drug for unapproved uses. Jackley says the misleading claims put consumers’...
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GFP Commission Will Talk Bobcats, Mountain Lions

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hear proposals on hunting and trapping seasons for bobcats and hunting seasons for mountain lions this afternoon in Fort Pierre.        Commissioners are holding their monthly meeting today and Friday at the Holiday Inn Express.        The meeting will...
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USDA Reports Farm Production Expenses Stable in Plains Region

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Farm and ranch production expenses in the Plains region last year saw little change from 2012. The Agriculture Department says 2013 expenditures totaled $87.6 billion, down from $89 billion. That’s a drop of less than 2 percent. The Plains region includes the Dakotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Study Says Nurses Will Be in Demand in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state analysis has concluded that people able to care for patients, children or customers will find a favorable job market in South Dakota in the next decade. The study by the Department of Labor predicts that the most average annual job openings in the state through 2022 will...
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Onida Hometown Tour to be On Air Wednesday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX for yet another Hometown Tour broadcast Wednesday morning!  We’ll travel to Onida and bring the program to you from BankWest!  Our lineup includes a number of guests, including Mike Yackley of BankWest and Gerri Carpenter-who will talk about the rundown for the Sully County Fair-which is celebrating...
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State Committee Hopes to Raise Child Sex Abuse Awareness

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of a South Dakota committee tasked with studying child sex abuse in the state say the issue is more prevalent than most of the public often believes. Jolene’s Task Force met for its first time Tuesday at the state capitol. The task force is made up of legislators, child...
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AARP Holding Educational Sessions on Fighting Fraud

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakotans have been receiving tips this summer to avoid becoming a victim of fraud; as AARP South Dakota has scheduled a series of meetings across the state-designed to help outsmart con artists.  The hour-long educational meetings are taking place in each South Dakota county and are being organized...
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City of Fort Pierre Starts New Events and Attractions Website

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is using a new website to highlight upcoming events, local attractions and businesses in the city.  Mayor Gloria Hanson says the new website was put online a few months ago and came about after an Occupancy Tax was enacted in the city last...
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