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Daugaard Names Pheasant Habitat Work Group Members

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thirteen members of a work group which is tasked with examining strategies for developing pheasant habitat were named by Governor Dennis Daugaard Tuesday.  The work group will be led by retired Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Labor and Regulation Pam Roberts of Pierre.  Others from Pierre include District...
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Missouri River Power Generation Sub-Par in 2013

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says electric power generation from the Missouri River’s six upstream dams fell far below average in 2013. The corps says energy production from the dams in the Dakotas, Montana and Nebraska totaled 7.6 billion kilowatts of electricity last year, down from 10.4 billion kilowatts...
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Fort Pierre Juvenile Receives Minor Injuries in Vehicle Rollover in Fort Pierre Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre juvenile suffered minor injuries in an accident along Highway 83 near the Fort Pierre side of Missouri River Bridge during the noon hour today.  The accident was reported at 12:35 p.m.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says in an incident description of the accident that...
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Investigation Being Conducted Into Death of Four-Month-Old Baby in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An autopsy has been ordered following the death of a four-month-old child in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police officers and an American Medical Response ambulance was dispatched to the 300 block of East Fifth Street this morning about 7:10 a.m. to the report of a child that...
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FPFD to Train in Old K-2 Elementary in Fort Pierre Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department is going to be conducting training at the old elementary school in Fort Pierre later today.  Starting about 6:00 p.m., residents will be seeing fire trucks and flashing lights at the former K-2 building along Highway 83, and could see smoke coming from...
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Attorney General Jackley and Education Secretary Schopp to be Featured at Meetings Today and Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two meetings being held in Fort Pierre today and in Pierre tomorrow will feature state officials as guest speakers.  The Cen-Kota Republican Women are holding their monthly meeting at this hour-until one o’clock at Perkins Restaurant in Fort Pierre.  The special guest speaker for this afternoon’s meeting will be Attorney...
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Congratulations to KGFX Sports Director Rod Fisher!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group Sports Director Rod Fisher was honored at the Pierre DRG studios this morning by fellow employees, friends and fans for recently being named to the Pierre High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  Rod received his award December 28th during half-time of the boys’ game at Riggs. ...
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Fargo Hosting Two-Day Sunflower Research Forum

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Sunflowers growers are gathering in Fargo to get the latest information as they prepare for the spring planting season. The North Dakota-based National Sunflower Association is holding its annual Research Forum on Wednesday and Thursday at the Ramada Plaza Suites and Convention Center. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture,...
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SD Rural Hospitals Receive $227K in Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A $227,000 federal grant will help 19 rural hospitals in South Dakota improve patient safety and access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations. The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program funding is being distributed through the South Dakota Department of Health. State Health Secretary Doneen Hollingsworth says the...
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SD Board Seeks Proposals to Modernize 911 System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system. One proposal is for statewide emergency services to allow call access, transfers and backups among South Dakota’s 911 dispatch centers. The second...
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