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South Dakota State Fair Exceeds Attendance Goal

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say attendance at the South Dakota State Fair topped 200,000 people. The five-day fair was held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 in Huron. The final attendance tally was 210,465, which was up 15 percent from last year’s event. Fair officials say the number of campers was up 20 percent...
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Mobridge Chamber Hosting Another Lunch & Learn

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mobridge Area Chamber Of Commerce has been hosting a program called Lunch And Learn at different Mobridge eating establishments all summer long and this coming Wednesday they are planning their last one of this year.  The program will be at The Pizza Ranch from noon to one o’clock...
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California Woman Sentenced for Guilty Plea to Sully County Drug Charge

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A California woman pleaded guilty yesterday to a Sully County drug charge and has been sentenced.  57-year-old Michelle Conway of Visalia, California and her husband; 57-year-old Kenneth were arrested after a traffic stop July 17 in Sully County.  Authorities were alerted that a motorhome pulling a trailer was being...
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Wismer Says She’d Fire Anyone Who Knew About Fraud

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Democrat running for South Dakota governor says that if elected she would fire anyone in state government who knew about reported fraud in the EB-5 investment program. State Rep. Susan Wismer, of Britton, says she’d also sue to get money from the former administrator of the program, Joop...
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NWS Says Some Communities Saw Record Low Maximum Temperatures Wednesday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says several record low maximum temperatures were set yesterday in parts of the state.  In Pierre, the high temperature yesterday only reached 53 degrees, which was lower than the previous coolest high-56 degrees set in 1965.  In Timber Lake, the previous lowest maximum...
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2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival Kicks Off Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another year of planning is coming to a close for the 2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival. The festival will be centered in Fort Pierre at the Expo Center, but some activities linked to the event will take place in Pierre. Co-organizer Gary Heintz says Friday through Sunday will be...
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Stained Glass Sections Filling the Capitol Rotunda Again

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Activity continues in the rotunda area of the State Capitol as workers have been putting restored stain glass sections back into that portion of the building the past few days. Conrad Schmitt Studios of Wisconsin has been in charge of the year-long project. It has involved taking out stained...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Displaying Flags on Bridge to Note Today’s Patriot Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge today as part of the September 11 Patriot Day designation.  Patriot Day is noted annually to remember victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.   The Exchange Club posts flags across...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Highlights Fort Pierre!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  The Dakota Cruiser didn’t have far to drive for this week’s KGFX Hometown Tour program…as it brought the Hometown Tour crew from the Pierre studios across the river to Fort Pierre on Wednesday! Thanks to the folks at the Silver Spur for hosting the program!  We had several...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse of Minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a minor after hitting the victim in the head with a bottle. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Brad Lee Red Bear was sentenced on Tuesday. Red Bear pleaded guilty to...
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