Blizzard Sweeps Into Parts of the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Travel is not advised across much of eastern South Dakota, including in Sioux Falls where schools let out early due to a blizzard. The state closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 90 from Sioux Falls to Salem because of a number of accidents blocking the road. Todd Heitkamp with...
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Mobridge Area Chamber Awarded Funds

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce is being awarded a little over $11,000 in matching funds from the South Dakota Department of Tourism to develop and implement a new regional marketing campaign in 2014. The Chamber of Commerce moved to a regional focus in 2004 and is excited about...
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Proclamation Signing Event for Operation RAV – Reaching all Veterans January 14, 2014 (Courtesy Photo)

Operation Reaching All Veterans Kicked Off Tuesday by Department of Veterans Affairs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs will be working in the coming months to reach out to all 75,000 veterans in the state-as part of an outreach project called “Operation Reaching All Veterans” (RAV). Tuesday, Governor Dennis Daugaard proclaimed the day as Operation Reaching All Veterans Day in South...
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DRG Holding Annual Winter Expo at Ramkota This Weekend!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the Dakota Radio Group’s annual Winter Expo!  Join us Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Ramkota.  There’s no admission charge, you can win various door prizes and there will be plenty of deals offered by...
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Pierre School Board Chooses Staff to Fill Two Administrative Openings in District

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave its approval Monday for two staffing changes for next school year.  The board unanimously approved recommendations by Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt to hire Troy Wiebe as the next Director of Educational Services to replace Denny Champ who announced his retirement as of the end...
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CSDCAC Earns Reaccreditation from National Children’s Alliance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center (CSDCAC), which is a department of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, has been awarded re-accreditation by the National Children’s Alliance.  The National Children’s Alliance is the accrediting agency for Children’s Advocacy Centers across the country and awards various levels of accreditation and membership...
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State Board Cancels Beef Plant Loan Commitment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Economic Development has canceled a $5 million loan commitment to an idled South Dakota beef plant. The move was expected, as the loan was contingent upon the completion of construction of Northern Beef Packers and the meeting of certain financial and operational milestones. The...
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DOT Official Says No Need to Boost SD Highway Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says the state’s highways are in good shape and there’s no need to boost state highway taxes now. However, Bergquist says the situation could change if Congress cuts the federal funding that helps states build and maintain roads and bridges. Bergquist met Wednesday with...
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Representative Julie Bartling and Senator Ryan Maher with State Legislature Listening to State of the State January 14, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Gives State of the State Address Tuesday-Area Lawmakers React to Speech Content

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard Tuesday highlighted South Dakota’s successes and proposed some new ways to train people to fill jobs important to the state’s economic development–as part of the annual State of the State speech which kicks off each year’s legislative session. Daugaard said the state can be proud of...
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SD Lawmakers to Discuss Road Conditions, Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are meeting with a South Dakota legislative panel to discuss the condition of the state’s highway system and the funding used to maintain and build the roads. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist and Deb Hillmer of the Division of Motor Vehicles are scheduled to give presentations Wednesday to...
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