3rd Meeting for Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project Expected This Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A third public meeting on the future replacement bridge over the Missouri River between Pierre and Fort Pierre is expected to be held sometime this year. So far, two meetings have been held-one in November 2013 and a second in July of last year. The bridge now joining the...
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Survey: Economy Remains Weak in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of low grain and oil prices. The region’s overall economic index improved slightly to 50.9 in January from December’s neutral score of 50. The index ranges from 0 to...
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USACE Holds First Water Management Conference Call for 2015

UNDATED – (DRG News) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says 2015 runoff in the Missouri River Basin above Sioux City, Iowa is forecast to be slightly above normal. The Corps held the first water management conference call of the year on Tuesday to offer an update on current weather and runoff forecasts and...
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Public Meeting to be Tonight on Redraw for Pierre District’s School Boundaries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District will hold a meeting tonight during which school officials will discuss proposed new boundaries for elementary schools in town.  Plans call for closing two of the district’s elementary schools-McKinley and Washington-after this school year. When the 2015-2016 school year starts-the district will have three elementary...
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SD Gov. Daugaard Honors Outstanding South Dakota Educators

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has honored outstanding educators in South Dakota, including national Milken Educator Award winner LeeAnna Rabine from Sioux Falls. The governor reflected on how teachers impacted his early life in a Thursday speech in the Capitol rotunda where he also congratulated South Dakota Teacher of the Year Allen...
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Annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism Set in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – About 600 people from across the country are expected to attend the annual Governor’s Conference on Tourism next week. South Dakota’s Department of Tourism is hosting the event Tuesday through Thursday at the Ramkota in Pierre. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Journey.” The conference will feature experts on a...
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Wheat, Soybean Stocks Up But Corn Stocks Down in the Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat and soybean stocks are up in the Dakotas, but corn stocks are down. The Agriculture Department says in its latest report that wheat stocks on Dec. 1 were up 20 percent from a year ago in North Dakota to 239 million bushels, and up 52 percent in South Dakota...
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Miller Business Owner Named SDRA’s 2015 South Dakota Retailer of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Miller pharmacist was named the 2015 South Dakota Retailer of the Year. The South Dakota Retailers Association’s annual Awards Banquet was held in Pierre on Monday and during the event, it was announced that Travis Anderberg of Miller Rexall Drug was this year’s award winner. Anderberg was selected...
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Gilbertson: State Should Examine Prevalence of Elder Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson has proposed evaluating the financial abuse of the elderly in South Dakota. Gilbertson in his Wednesday State of the Judiciary speech to lawmakers discussed proposals he says are making a difference in South Dakota. Those include a program to attract attorneys to...
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Inaugural Committee to Hold After Action Meeting Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of a committee that worked to put on the 2015 Inaugural celebration will gather for an “after-action” meeting tomorrow.  Saturday brought a day of events to Pierre, including swearing in ceremonies for lawmakers and state officials and two formal balls-one at the Capitol and a second at the...
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