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Snow Reported in Parts of State Today

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Snow has been reported in parts of western South Dakota today. The National Weather Service says 1-2 inches of snow is expected in the region by Monday evening. The Rapid City Journal reports that the snow made Interstate 90 off ramps slick, and that some vehicles were in the...
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SD Tribal Leaders Seek Federal Foster Care Help

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Leaders of South Dakota’s nine Sioux tribes will be in Washington, D.C., this week to seek federal help to resolve allegations that the state removes too many Native American children from their homes and places them in foster care in non-Indian homes. The tribal officials allege that the state violates...
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Boys and Girls Club Members Continue with Blue Door Treats Visits

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bailey Hanna & Shane Stotz from the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area dropped off ‘Blue Door Treats’ at the Dakota Radio Group studios last Thursday, to thank DRG stations for being a Blue Door Society Member. Blue Door Society members support the Club by donating $1,000.00...
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Cheyenne Eagle Butte E.A.G.L.E. Center Students Visit KGFX

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Students from the Cheyenne Eagle Butte E.A.G.L.E. Center were recent visitors to KGFX to record anti-drug messages.  The two Junior and Senior age students were joined by teacher Gina Veo, who says they are drug and alcohol free, have great attendance and are role models for other students at...
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Corps Says October Runoff in Upper Missouri River Basin is Second Highest on Record

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) October runoff into the Missouri River basin was said to be more than two times normal above Sioux City, Iowa-according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The runoff last month was 2.8 million acre feet-which is the second highest October runoff since record keeping began in 1898.  Mike...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats Meeting Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet this evening in Pierre.  As part of the meeting, Mike Traxinger, Legislative Director of the South Dakota Farmers Union will discuss the pending five year farm bill.  The bill includes provisions on crop insurance, conservation, nutrition and food aid programs and...
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Veteran’s Day Being Marked by Events Throughout DRG Listening Area

UNDATED – (DRG News) Several events are being held today for Veteran’s Day 2013.  There will be a program at Riggs High School Theater this morning, starting with music by the Capital City Band at 10:30 a.m.  The program will begin sometime between 10:45 and 11:00 a.m.  The program emcees will be Riggs teacher...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Sponsoring Flag Displays Today for Veteran’s Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of today’s Veteran’s Day holiday.  The Exchange Club has posted flags across the bridge for various holidays and other special occasions since 2006.  Today, the Fort Pierre Livestock Auction is...
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Eagle Butte Man Enters Not Guilty Pleas for Firearms Charges in Federal Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A plea of not guilty has been entered in federal court by an Eagle Butte man facing six firearms related charges from two October crimes.  27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was indicted on four counts of Assaulting, Resisting and Impeding Federal Officers; plus one count each of Possession of a...
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Fewer SD Teachers Leaving Profession Than the Norm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is bucking a national trend of teachers quitting in search of better working conditions and better pay. National Education Association surveys have shown that about half of the teachers in the U.S. quit within five years after earning their degrees. The Argus Leader newspaper reports that in...
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