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SD Chosen for Marketing Tour for UK Travel Agents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A marketing organization chose South Dakota to be included in one of seven familiarization tours across the United States targeting travel agents from the United Kingdom.    Brand USA promotes the United States as a vacation destination for international travelers. The organization included South Dakota as part of its...
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City of Pierre Testing Fire Hydrants-Residents May Note Discolored Drinking Water

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre wants residents to know that fire hydrants are being tested throughout the city and that action may result in discolored drinking water.  Pierre’s Fire Chief Ian Paul says the city maintains over 500 fire hydrants and they are flushed annually to ensure their proper operation. ...
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Thursday Crash in Walworth County Kills Watertown Man

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Watertown man was killed in a two-vehicle crash that occurred Thursday near Mobridge.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash happened about a mile west of Mobridge on U.S. Highway 12 yesterday afternoon.  62-year-old Stanley Elwood Cadotte was westbound on the highway in a 1996 GEO Metro...
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21st Annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Bronc Ride to be Held Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The arena at the Stanley County Fairgrounds will once again host the annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Bronc Ride on Saturday. The proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. Center board member Steve Kost says this year’s...
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Pierre School Board Okays New School Bids in Third Round Request

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) After re-bidding parts of a new elementary project for a third time, the Pierre School Board yesterday approved two bids. The board chose to ask for another round of bids for the general construction of a new elementary and for concrete paving work-after awarding the bids in a second...
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Corn Prices in South Dakota Up 2 Cents Per Bushel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Department says the preliminary corn price is up 2 cents per bushel from last month. The South Dakota office of the National Agriculture Statistics Service says the May price is $4.21 per bushel. Preliminary winter wheat prices are up 36 cents to $7.09 a bushel. Spring...
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SD Agencies Draw 20 Percent Fewer Summer Interns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state agencies will welcome about 20 percent fewer interns to Pierre this summer. The number of internships dropped from 251 last year to 202 in 2014. Bureau of Human Resources Commissioner Laurie Gill says each agency determines how many interns to hire according to need, budget and existing...
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Martin Teen Murder Suspect Will be Tried as Adult

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A Martin teenager accused of bludgeoning a man to death in November 2012 will be tried as an adult. Matthew Libby was 17 when he was indicted on murder and other charges in the Nov. 8, 2012, slaying of 48-year-old Albert Apple Sr. His attorneys sought to move the case...
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SD Marks June as ‘Great Outdoors Month’

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared June “Great Outdoors Month” along with other states across the country. Daugaard says South Dakota offers many opportunities for outdoor fun. State parks throughout June will offer bird walks, outdoor cooking demonstrations, fishing derbies and other activities. The first week in June is...
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CRST Receives EPA Brownfields Grant for Old Swiftbird Day School Site

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that a $200,000 EPA Brownfields grant will be provided to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to clean up and redevelop the Old Swiftbird Day School site.  The site was used as a primary school from 1960 to 1997 and from 1997...
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