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SD Politicians Share Info About Military Academies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Congressional delegation is looking for promising high school students to recommend to military academies. U.S. Sens. John Thune and Tim Johnson and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem say students interested in being nominated to one of four U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2019 must apply by...
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SD Officials Ask Hunters to Help Prevent Fires

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are asking people who will participate in this fall’s hunting season to be diligent in preventing and detecting fires. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department officials say grass and woody plants will become more combustible as they freeze and dry. Officials say some parts of western...
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SD Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) – The Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station near Gettysburg has opened for the season, but officials say gathering enough adult salmon for egg collection could be challenging due to the long-term effects of the 2011 flood. Robert Hanten is a fisheries biologist with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department....
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Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input on Proposed Name for Creek in Campbell County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Board on Geographic Names is asking for public input on what to name a creek in Campbell County.  The unnamed creek is located north of Pollock.  So far, there has been one name proposed for the creek-Searl Creek.  The board would like to see the public weigh...
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PPD Says Two Vehicle Collision Leaves One Injured Tuesday Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) At least one person was injured in a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.  Pierre Police Department Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sioux and Poplar Avenues.  He says a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by a Pierre woman was westbound in...
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2014 Indian Education Summit Wrapped Up Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An address given Tuesday evening by Governor Dennis Daugaard brought a close to the 2014 Indian Education Summit in Pierre. This year was the 11th annual event–and the theme was “From Every Beginning, a Bright Future”. The summit is held to give educators, board members, tribal leaders and parents...
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FPFD Puts Out Grass Fire at ORV Course

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department put out a grass fire at the Off Road Vehicle area near Oahe Dam yesterday afternoon. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. when smoke was noted near that location. Cronin says the grass fire burned in a...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops in September

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous month. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss,...
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Fire Near Apartment Complex Leaves Damage to Exterior of Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that burned in shrubbery Tuesday morning caused damage to the exterior of an apartment complex in Pierre.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was noted just outside a two-story, four-plex apartment building in the 200 block of North Spruce Avenue.  Paul says the fire originated...
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4 SD Schools Receive National Achievement Honor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four South Dakota schools have earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for gains in academic achievement. South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon schools are: Howard Elementary School in Howard; Medary Elementary School in Brookings; O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls; and Timber Lake High School in Timber Lake. The...
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