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Expert Expects Below Average Wildfire Season in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fire meteorologist in South Dakota says the snowfall of the past few months has created conditions that are expected to help keep the number of wildfires this year below average. State fire meteorologist Darren Clabo says the snow has built up soil moisture and dampened ground fuels preventing...
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Governor Seeks More Capital for a Day Applicants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting communities across the state to apply to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day. The promotion involves a main street walk, business tours around town and a social hour. Daugaard also holds a roundtable lunch for community leaders to meet and discuss the needs of...
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Snow Storm in Eastern SD Not as Severe as Expected

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A few schools in eastern South Dakota are starting classes late, but a snow storm that passed through the region was not nearly as severe as expected. National Weather Service reports show only a few inches of snow in most locations from the Thursday storm, which forecasters say shifted...
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DRG Now Offers Mobile Apps!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to check out the Dakota Radio Group’s new mobile apps!!! You can download them to your iOS or Android cell phones and mobile devices. These apps come complete with streaming audio, songs recently played, mosquito zapper (ultra high frequency tone to...
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South Dakota-Based Regional Health’s CEO to Retire

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Regional Health based in western South Dakota is searching for a new leader as its current CEO is set to retire this year. The nonprofit health care system on Thursday announced the retirement of Charles Hart. He has been the system’s president and CEO for 10 years. Regional Health...
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SD Board of Regents Freeze In-State Tuition

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has passed a tuition freeze for in-state students at the six state schools. Regents President Dean Krogman says it was made possible with extra financial support in the state budget. He applauds the governor and legislature for covering inflation, health insurance and staff salary...
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SD Man Gets Prison Time in Witness Tampering Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A southern South Dakota man accused of pressuring a relative to withhold information from authorities investigating a sexual assault case has been sentenced to 15 years in prison. The U.S. Attorney General in South Dakota on Wednesday announced the sentence against 21-year-old Ian James Burning Breast. He had pleaded guilty...
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Thune, Noem Push EPA to Change Stove Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wood-burning stoves have ignited a debate between the Obama administration and South Dakota lawmakers who oppose new regulations that would require more efficiency from an iconic feature of many rural homes. The dispute has crackled since January. That’s when the Environmental Protection Agency proposed rule changes that increase emissions requirements on...
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Dakota Radio Group’s 2014 All-Star Basketball Games in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s 2014 All-Star Basketball Games are set to unfold on Saturday, April 12th  at the Scherr Howe Event Center in Mobridge. This year’s event will again feature many premier senior girls and boys basketball players from Mobridge-Pollock, Herreid-Selby Area, Hoven-Edmunds Central, Eureka-Bowdle, Cheyenne Eagle Butte, McIntosh, McLaughlin,...
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SD Website to Help Set Kids Up With Special Camps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has launched a website with information on career camps around the state this summer.    The camps range from health care topics to construction and business.    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says it’s important for students to learn about in-demand skills before they commit to careers and college. He says there’s demand in...
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