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Wall Selected to be SD’s Capital for a Day

WALL, S.D. (AP) – The western South Dakota city of Wall has been selected as South Dakota’s honorary Capital for a Day later this month. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says activities for the July 31 celebration will include a Main Street walk, business tours around town and a social hour. The governor will also hold...
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SASD Says A Fourth of SD Superintendents Are New This Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A school administrators group in South Dakota says nearly a quarter of superintendents in the state’s 151 school districts will be new to their positions this school year. Rob Monson is the executive director of the School Administrators of South Dakota. He says many of the positions will be filled...
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Centrist PAC Supporting Pressler

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A political action committee aimed at eliminating partisanship from American politics is endorsing independent candidate Larry Pressler in his bid to take back the U.S. Senate seat he held decades ago. Centrist Project Voice director Charles Wheelan says Pressler embraces centrist principles that include fiscal responsibility, environmental stewardship, social...
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SD Board Works to Reduce Geese, Support Antelope

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission is taking steps to reduce the goose population in the state, which is well over the state’s objectives. The commissioners met Tuesday in Fort Pierre to set hunting quotas for most geese seasons. They gave initial approval to a plan allowing hunters...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to be Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow, volunteers will gather for the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up. This will be the fifth year the clean up has been held. It is organized by the Pierre Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, South Dakota Walleyes Unlimited and other agencies and businesses. The Izaak Walton League’s...
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Rounds Discusses Race to U.S. Senate Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) U.S. Senate candidate and former Governor Mike Rounds says his frustration with federal bureaucracy was one factor that pushed him back into politics. Rounds says in part, his observations of what the Pierre/Fort Pierre area went through during the 2011 flood prompted him to seek office again. He says...
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SDDOH Continues to Stress Personal Precautions in Fight Against West Nile Virus

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weeks from now through early September bring what health officials call the peak transmission time for West Nile virus in South Dakota. Late last month, the South Dakota Department of Health said a Hughes County resident was the first human West Nile virus detection of the season. State...
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Eagle Butte is Our Next Stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour Schedule!

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings the next KGFX Hometown Tour to the airwaves, as we travel to Eagle Butte.  We’ll broadcast from the State Bank of Eagle Butte tomorrow morning-starting at 9:05 a.m. Central/8:05 a.m. Mountain.  The program will focus on next weekend’s “Eagle Butte Hometown Days”.  Speakers include John Bachman...
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Winter and Spring Wheat Variety Tours to be Held in Sully County Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The SDSU Extension Service and the Sully County Crop Improvement Association will host tours of winter and spring wheat variety trials in Sully County today.  Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be a tour at the site of the SDSU Winter Wheat Crop Performance Test Plot.  The site is...
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Pressler Invites Obama to SD to Talk Health Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is inviting President Barack Obama to South Dakota for a conference on the president’s signature health care law. The former Republican senator on Tuesday sent a letter inviting Obama to Pressler’s hometown of Humboldt to talk about how to fix the act so...
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