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Pierre & Martin Residents to be 2 of 10 Inducted Into Hall of Fame This Weekend

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Hall of Fame will hold activities tied to its 2014 Honors Ceremony the next few days.  The Hall of Fame was established in 1974 to recognize and honor South Dakotans who have championed a culture of excellence in areas like Agriculture, Arts & Entertainment, General, Historical,...
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SD Investment Council Get Big Bonuses for Success

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Employees with the South Dakota Investment Council are receiving big bonuses this year after growing the investment portfolio for the state’s retirement system more than $1.7 billion in the last fiscal year. Matt Clark is South Dakota’s State Investment Officer. Clark says on average the employees in the investment office...
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Statehood Celebration Event Tickets to be Available Starting September 15

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Those wanting to get a good seat for the November 1 Statehood Celebration and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performance in the State Capitol Rotunda will be able to get free tickets starting Monday.  The special event is open to the public, but seating will be limited.  General admission seats...
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Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center Hosting Fall Celebration Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings what has become an annual event to the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. The Fall Celebration will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. Center Director Cindy Bahe says several activities are scheduled–from timber branding to a demonstration featuring U.S....
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival Brings History to Life

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This evening brings the first events that will be part of this year’s Dakota Western Heritage Festival.  A Cowboy Music and Poetry jam will be held on the lawn of the Hughes County Courthouse tonight; there will be western music, poetry, displays and demonstrations at the Expo Center in...
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SDDA Secretary Comments on Attendance at 2014 State Fair

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota State Fair officials announced yesterday that the venue broke an attendance goal–as more than 210,000 people came through the gates. The 2014 attendance totaled 210,465-up 15 percent from last year’s tally. The fair is a division of South Dakota’s Agriculture Department and State Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch...
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Dakotas Governors to Meet Wagon Train in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple are slated to greet a wagon train when it arrives in South Dakota’s capital city next week. The wagon train is part of South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood. It is slated to arrive in Pierre on Sept. 20 after a...
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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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