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South Dakota Highway 34 Closing East of Howes

HOWES, S.D. (AP) – State transportation officials say a stretch of Highway 34 east of Howes will be closed for about five weeks. The section to be closed is about halfway between Pierre and Sturgis, just east of the Highway 34 junction with Highway 73 North. The closure that will begin Aug. 11 blocks...
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SD Governor Awards $1.3M to Recreational Trails

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded $1.3 million to recreational trails in several cities, state parks and the Black Hills National Forest.        Daugaard this week announced the awards given through the Recreational Trails Program. The cities that were awarded grants for trail construction and upgrades are Aberdeen,...
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Emergency, Other SD Shelters Get Housing Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Housing Development Authority has granted more than $510,000 to 20 emergency and domestic violence shelters in the state. The shelters are located in 15 communities across the South Dakota. Funds can be used for renovation or rehabilitation of emergency housing shelters, shelter operations, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing...
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City Administrator Talks About This Year’s Busy Construction Season

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction projects are taking place in many areas around Pierre this summer. From the construction of a new Menard’s store, to a new elementary school and several city street projects, Pierre is buzzing with building and street work. Pierre’s City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier says the weather has helped in...
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DENR Reminds Irrigators to Avoid Overspray

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Irrigators are reminded to check their center pivots to make sure they’re operating properly and adjusted to spray only on land authorized for irrigation by their water permit.  South Dakota’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Steve Pirner says irrigators should do what they can to avoid overspraying...
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Winner of 2014 Harley Raffle Named at Annual Picnic and Drawing Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The winner of the 2014 Harley Raffle-sponsored by Petersen Motors-was named yesterday.  The raffle is held annually.  Congratulations to Joel Peterson-who was named as this year’s prize winner!  Raffle tickets for the Harley Excel Sportster have been available for purchase in recent weeks. A picnic was held before Thursday’s...
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South Dakota Governor Wants More Info on Immigrant Children

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the state is asking the federal government for more information on unaccompanied immigrant children placed in the state. A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services report shows that 21 unaccompanied immigrant children have been placed individually with sponsors in South Dakota this year....
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Two People from Ca. Ordered Held on Drug Charges from Sully Co. Traffic Stop

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A husband and wife from California were ordered to be bound over to face drug charges linked to a traffic stop last week in Sully County.  Kenneth and Michelle Conway of Visalia, California, both 57-years-old, were taken into custody after a traffic stop July 17 in Sully County.  During...
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Damaged Road in Western SD Won’t be Closed

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Meade County officials have decided not to close a damaged section of a road connecting U.S. Highway 34 with Interstate 90 in western South Dakota. A portion of the New Underwood Road recently dropped several feet down the slope of a hill. Officials had considered closing it, but Highway...
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Pierre Library Director Says Fines Long Overdue

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The director of the public library in Pierre wants to crack down on people who are late returning items or don’t bring them back at all. Robin Schrupp tells the Capital Journal that when she took over last fall, she discovered that the library had an antiquated computer system, nonfunctioning...
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