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Insurers Owe $2,600 in Refunds in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The federal government says insurers owe South Dakota customers about $2,600 in refunds because of a provision in the nation’s health care law. The Health and Human Services Department released figures Thursday showing that 867 Dakotans will be getting refunds, averaging $5 per family.  The Affordable Care Act requires...
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Wagner Women Appointed to Pardons and Parole Board

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a Wagner woman to the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles.   The Rev. Patricia White Horse-Carda will fill the vacancy created by a resignation earlier this year in the nine-member board.   White Horse-Carda has served the Diocese of South Dakota as...
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Former NBC News Anchor Returns to Boyhood Home

   PICKSTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw says a part of him will always be in his boyhood home in South Dakota.  Brokaw recently returned to the southeastern South Dakota community of Pickstown for a town reunion and the dedication of the Pickstown and Fort Randall Dam Museum.  Brokaw...
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Meade County Road Collapse Hampering Traffic

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The collapse of a stretch of road in Meade County could disrupt traffic in western South Dakota for months to come. The New Underwood Road is a major north-south artery in the region, linking U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90. It’s used heavily by trucks traveling to the oil...
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South Dakota PUC Rules Against Wind Power Producer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate. Wisconsin-based Prelude LLC tried to use the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act, or PURPA, to get six co-ops to purchase its electricity....
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KGFX Hometown Tour to Focus on Pierre This Morning!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us THIS MORNING for the KGFX Hometown Tour.  For this broadcast, we’ll highlight Pierre!  The program will take place starting at 9:05 a.m. today as KGFX morning man Scott Lane will conduct the broadcast from McDonald’s.  Our guests include McDonald’s manager Jordan Hartshorn and Ruby Douglas of Parents...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival Organizers Prepared for Another Great Fall Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Mid-September will once again bring another Dakota Western Heritage Festival to Fort Pierre and Pierre. With less than two months to go before the September 12-14 event, organizers have put together another solid list of entertainers, demonstrators and exhibitors. Gary Heintz, who is one of the organizers for the...
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Municipal Pool in Pierre to Reopen Today After Chlorine Odor Caused Early Closure

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Outdoor Swimming Pool was closed for a time yesterday after an issue involving an excessive chlorine odor developed in the pool’s warming house.    The Pierre Fire Department responded to the pool yesterday just after three o’clock.  Pierre’s Fire Chief Ian Paul says an overpowering chlorine odor resulted in...
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Woman Injured by Gunshot in What is Believed to be an Accidental Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman is being treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting that occured early this morning north of Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the Sheriff’s Office responded to a call about 4:50 a.m. this morning on Linnell Street in the Spring Creek area where it was reported...
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City Notes Limited Ways to Access Opera House During Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the start later this week of the Pierre Players production of South Pacific, the public is being reminded that the options for those entering the Grand Opera House will be limited.  A major infrastructure project has been underway on upper Pierre Street in recent weeks and has resulted...
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