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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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Parts of Western SD Could See Up to a Half Foot of Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The strong system bringing to South Dakota its first winter storm of the season could dump up to 7 inches of snow in some areas on the western side of the state. The National Weather Service says rain is transitioning to snow early today across the Black Hills and northeast Wyoming....
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U.S. Forest Service Specialty Mule Pack String Coming to Fort Pierre and Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A special pack of mules will make appearances in the next few days in Pierre and Fort Pierre. The animals are part of the U.S. Forest Service’s Region 2 Specialty Mule Pack String-and they are usually used to haul equipment in mountainous terrain in the Forest Service’s 5-state...
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Stained Glass Segments Returning to Capitol Rotunda

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stained glass pieces from the Capitol Rotunda are being returned to the building-after being away for restoration work for about a year. The century old stained glass windows were removed in mid-August of 2013 and since then, have been cleaned, repaired and restored by workers with Conrad Schmitt Studios...
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South Dakota Awarded $12 Million Dollar TIGER Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation has been awarded a $12 million dollar Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced the grant award yesterday-saying that it is the result of efforts by the Department of Transportation, the Legislature, the state’s Congressional delegation and many local...
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Former US Senate Hopeful Walker Arrested in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker who’s been indicted on election law violations has been arrested for reportedly threatening state employees. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Walker was arrested Wednesday on three counts of threatening by electronic device. He was also arrested for violating the terms of his...
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SD Governor Orders Flags Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor has ordered flags flown at half-staff Thursday, the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States. Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that the flags remain at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset Thursday. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives in the attacks. Sept. 11...
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ND, SD Officials Bracing for Rare Children’s Virus

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Public health officials say a rare virus believed to be the cause of a severe respiratory illness that has affected children in at least 10 states may have already made its way to North Dakota and South Dakota. The suspected germ is enterovirus 68. It’s an uncommon strain of a...
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Crop Expert Says Cold Temps Could Hurt Soybeans

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A crop expert says the cold overnight lows in the forecast this week could hurt some of South Dakota’s soybean harvest. Agronomy field specialist David Karki with South Dakota Extension says freezing temperatures can cause up to a 5 to 15 percent yield loss if the plant hasn’t reached maturity....
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