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Rail Companies to Report Fertilizer Delivery Plans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal oversight board has told Canadian Pacific Railway and BNSF Railway that they have until Friday to report their plans to ensure delivery of fertilizer shipments for the spring planting of U.S. crops. The Surface Transportation Board’s decision comes in response to a hearing it held last week on...
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Pierre City Commission Rejects Chicken Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – City commissioners in Pierre have defeated a proposal that would have allowed residents to keep up to six hens on their property. The 5-0 decision Tuesday night followed 1  1/2 hours of public discussion. More than 100 people turned out, crowding the commission room and two overflow areas. Supporters of...
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Daugaards Invite Kids to Easter Egg Hunt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard are inviting families to an Easter egg hunt at the governor’s residence on Sunday. Children up to age 10 are invited to participate in the 61st Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the residence lawn at 1 p.m. It’s sponsored by the...
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SD Corrections Board to Discuss Reforms, Policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Corrections Commission is scheduled to discuss the progress of statewide criminal justice reforms and other topics this week. The commission will meet in Sioux Falls Wednesday and Thursday. It is made up of legislators, judges and industry representatives. Commissioners will sit in on parole hearings. They will...
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Governor Urges Communities to Celebrate Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging communities to plan events to commemorate 125 years of statehood. The governor’s office says participating communities will be eligible for special highway signs and help with planning and promoting their local celebrations. Communities interested in hosting a celebration must form a local committee...
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FEC Report: Pressler Raised Less Than $10K

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Tuesday marked the deadline for South Dakota’s U.S. Senate candidates to file their quarterly campaign reports with the Federal Election Commission. So far, just one of the seven candidates has shared his totals with The Associated Press. The FEC report for former U.S. Sen. Larry Pressler shows the independent...
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Record Low Temperatures Set Overnight in Some SD Cities

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says Pierre and some other South Dakota communities broke record low temperatures overnight. Pierre’s previous low temperature record for April 15 was 20 degrees set in 1988. The Weather Service says the new record established overnight was 12 degrees. Other communities establishing new records included...
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2013 Brought Average Fire Year to South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Fire Marshal says the number of structure fires last year was about the same as previous years. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says preliminary numbers indicate there were 380 fires in buildings-mostly single family homes-in 2013. He says that is about average when comparing the figure with those...
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Pierre School Board Approves Issuance of Capital Outlay Certificates for New Elementary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board okay’ed issuing $10 million dollars in capital outlay certificates for construction of the district’s new elementary school project. The action is one of several steps that have to be taken to start the process moving forward to build the school in northeast Pierre. Earlier this...
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Car Accident Killed SD Girls Missing Since 1971

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two South Dakota girls missing since 1971 died after driving into a creek on their way to a party at a nearby gravel pit. State and local officials held a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Elk Point confirming that evidence inside a 1960 Studebaker found last fall...
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