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Record Number of Holiday Travelers Expected in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Low gas prices and a rebounding economy should encourage a record number of South Dakota travelers to hit the roads over the holidays, despite some chances of bad weather. Officials with AAA South Dakota say about 260,000 residents will get behind the wheel and 8,700 people will board airlines....
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Kelly Hepler Chosen to Serve as South Dakota’s Next GFP Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The current assistant commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game has been named to be the next secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced today that he has selected Kelly Hepler to serve as South Dakota’s next secretary of...
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Snow To Diminish This Afternoon, Could Return Late on Christmas Day

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Winter Weather Advisory continues in effect in parts of central and northwest portions of the state through six this evening.  Kelly Serr of the Aberdeen office of the weather service says snowfall will begin to diminish this afternoon, but the advisory will remain in the forecast until early...
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Red Kettle Campaign Surpasses 2014 Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The just ended Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign organized through the Pierre Area Referral Service surpassed this year’s goal. Various days last month and part of this month, volunteer bell ringers spent time outside Walmart greeting those entering and exiting the store and accepting donations in the Salvation Army’s...
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Bond Set for Pierre Woman Charged Following Thursday Vehicle Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond was set yesterday for a Pierre woman arrested for several charges after a vehicle crash in Pierre last week. 24-year-old Teri Hairybird was taken into custody early Thursday for eight different charges after the SUV she was said to have been driving was found crashed into a tree...
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Pierre’s Mayor Looks Back at 2014 and Ahead to Changes Coming in 2015

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As 2014 comes to a close, Pierre’s Mayor says the city has seen lots of changes this year. Mayor Laurie Gill says this has been a good year for Pierre. Gill says the Capital City has made great progress with a number of infrastructure projects. In addition, Pierre helped...
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PARS & Feeding South Dakota Offering Produce Giveaway December 23 & 30

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Area Referral Service and Feeding South Dakota are pairing up to offer a produce and fruit giveaway twice this month. The first giveaway will take place tomorrow afternoon and the second will be next week. PARS Executive Director Laura White says this is the first time the two...
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Today is Final Day for Pierre Residents to Fill Out Community Survey

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is the final day for Pierre residents to weigh in on city issues through a community survey. The survey opened earlier this month through a link on the city website and some people have filled out paper copies of the survey that were available at city hall and...
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Pierre Man Wins Grand Prize in DRG’s Countdown to Christmas Promotion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Congratulations to Brodie Martin of Pierre!  He was the grand prize winner of the Dakota Radio Group’s Countdown to Christmas promotion.  Martin was one of 12 semi-finalists who were drawn over a 12 day period.  The semi-finalists were from Pierre, Fort Pierre, Milesville and Chamberlain.  Each of the 12...
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SD Historical Society to Host NASA Webcast

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting a webcast that addresses NASA’s landing of the Curiosity Rover on Mars. The program sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution will be broadcast Jan. 11 at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. “NASA’s Flying Saucer: Learning to Land on Mars” explores the Mars...
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