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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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Shannon County Name Change Proposal OK’d for Vote

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Residents of Shannon County will vote in November on whether to change the name to Oglala Lakota County. KCSR radio reports that Auditor Sue Ganje says supporters of a change have gathered enough petition signatures to put the matter on the November general election ballot. The county makes up...
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PRFD Called Monday Afternoon to Put Out Fire in Wheat Field Being Harvested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) For the second day in a row, members of the Pierre Rural Fire Department worked to put out a fire that started while a wheat field was being combined.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the fire was reported about 12:35 p.m. and was burning in a wheat...
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Dakotas Lead US in Economic Well-Being for Kids

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A new report says strong local economies and an oil boom have helped the Dakotas lead the nation in terms of economic well-being for children. But the 25th annual Kids Count report says there’s still room for improvement in education and the number of children living in poverty. The report...
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SD Gets Over $294K to Digitize Historic Newspapers

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has been granted more than $294,000 in federal funds to digitize 100,000 pages of historic state newspapers. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson on Monday announced the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Johnson says the funds will help preserve and promote South Dakota’s rich history. The grant will...
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Two Fires Burn in Area Wheat Fields Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two fires yesterday kept area crews busy. The Harrold Fire Department was summoned to a fire about ten miles south and six miles west of Harrold yesterday evening about 6:30 p.m.-according to the department’s Treg Cowan. Cowan says the blaze was first reported as a combine fire, but instead, firefighters...
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