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Large Pole Barn Heavily Damaged in Early Morning Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department responded early this morning to the report that a large structure was on fire on property east of Pierre.  Department members were summoned to put out the fire in the large pole barn about 3:45 a.m. this morning-two miles south of Highway 14 near...
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Tree from Pierre Church to be the Center of Fort Pierre’s Christmas Season

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A tree which was given by Trinity Episcopal Church in Pierre will have a home over the holidays in Fort Pierre.  The church at 408 North Jefferson, volunteered the large blue spruce to the Fort Pierre Development Corporation, which has organized the Christmas Tree display in downtown Fort...
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Awash in Float Flaps

NEW YORK (AP) – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is awash in animal-related protests over its floats this year. Controversies involve the unlikely pairing of rocker Joan Jett and Shamu the killer whale. Activists plan to line the route of next week’s parade to protest a SeaWorld float over accusations in a new documentary that...
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South Dakota Tribal Affairs Secretary J.R. LaPlante greets representatives from the Yankton, Oglala and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribes about partnership opportunities with the South Dakota National Guard for community service projects on Native American reservations during a meeting Nov. 14, 2013, in Pierre, S.D. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)(RELEASED)

National Guard and Tribes Discussing Partnerships

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota National Guard and several Native American tribes are talking about working together on community service projects. The Guard says the idea is to have soldiers train on the reservations. The result would be improvements to the infrastructure, such as road development, construction services, providing medical care and...
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Bidders Qualifying for Beef Plant Auction

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Potential buyers of an idled, bankrupt South Dakota beef plant have until Friday to apply to become qualified bidders for the upcoming auction. A minimum bid of $12.75 million was set for Northern Beef Packers – a fraction of the roughly $115 million invested on the plant and equipment....
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Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill November 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Mayor Gill Talks About Football Wager with Watertown Mayor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Mayor says she will be redeeming her winnings sometime soon from a bet she made with Watertown Mayor Steve Thorson last week.  The two city leaders agreed to a wager for last Friday’s football game between the Pierre Governors and the Watertown Arrows.  Pierre won the Class 11AA...
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DRG’s 2013 Ag Expo Coming to Mobridge December 5 and 6!!

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s only a few weeks away…make plans to attend!  the Dakota Radio Group’s 2013 Ag Expo will be held Thursday and Friday, December 5 & 6 at the Scherr-Howe Event Center in Mobridge.  Admission is free, there will be a free noon lunch both days (for farmers and ranchers)...
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Mrs. Davis Receives Milken Award November 18, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Riggs Teacher Surprised with Milken Educator Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Riggs High School teacher was named the winner of a $25,000 Milken Educator Award during a school assembly Monday morning.  Shana Davis is a teacher at Riggs Academy-an alternative education site at the school-and teaches English 9 and 10.  She is one of about 40 award winners across...
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94 Country’s Signal is Back at Full Power and DRG Says Thanks to Our Faithful Listeners!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been almost four years since the Dakota Radio Group’s 94 Country-KPLO was impacted by the downing of the radio tower it had used for several years and we’re pleased to announce that we are back up to full power!  It was January of 2010 that the KELO-TV tower,...
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South Dakota Gets $225K of Google’s $17M Payout

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Google Inc. will pay the state of South Dakota nearly $225,000 as part of a $17 million payout to 37 states and the District of Columbia. It’s part of a settlement to make amends for the Internet search provider’s snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011...
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