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DLRF Holding Annual Field Day Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Lakes Research Farm will host its annual Summer Field Day today.  The field day will feature various speakers from South Dakota State University and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Besides hearing from speakers, attendees will have a chance to view winter wheat, field pea and flax varieties. ...
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Public Scoping Meetings on Hot Springs VA Hospital Future to be Held Today in Mission and Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some of the last meetings in a series of gatherings that have been held this month will take place today in Pierre and Mission-with the focus on the possible closure of some services offered at the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs.  The meetings started in Hot Springs on June 11. ...
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Entrance to Pierre’s Solid Waste Facility Modified Today for Paving Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre area residents planning to utilize the Pierre Solid Waste Facility should note that paving work has been planned for the east entrance today.  Solid Waste Manager Val Keller says traffic is being directed during the work to the entrance at the west side of the facility off Park Street. ...
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Hoven School District Moving Forward After May Fire Destroyed School Building

HOVEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hoven School District continues to recover from a fire that destroyed the middle school/ high school on May 25.  As a result of the fire, classrooms for all 7-12 grade students and teachers in the coming school year will be moved into a building which previously housed the...
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Community Resource Officer Reminds Residents of Rules Restricting Tall Weeds on Properties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding residents to tend to tall weeds growing along sidewalks, curb lines and other locations.  Officer Brandon Boyd says all property owners, businesses and renters should spray and pull weeds popping up on sidewalks and along curbs.  Boyd says he is noting tall weeds...
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South Dakota’s Game Fish and Parks Department to Observe Operation Dry Water This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department is taking part this weekend in a national effort called Operation Dry Water.  The mission of the weekend designation is to promote safe and sober boating across South Dakota.  Brandon Gust, GFP boating law administrator says in a press release that conservation...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to be July 9

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) July 9 has been set as the date for this year’s annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up.  2014 brings the 5th river clean up in the past six years.  In 2013, over 4,000 pounds of debris and other items were collected in less than three hours.  As part of...
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Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ban on texting while driving takes effect in South Dakota next week-according to the state Office of Highway Safety.  Lee Axdahl, director of the Highway Safety Office says the ban becomes law next Tuesday, July 1.  Axdahl says people know that texting and other forms of distracted driving...
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SD Water Officials Managing Various Funding Pools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources will meet to discuss the state’s water project priorities and funding.        The seven-member panel meets Thursday. It oversees state and federal funds from a variety of funding pools.        Staff from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will request...
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Daugaard, Michels Tour Natural Disaster Towns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top leaders are touring two towns hit by natural disasters. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will visit Wessington Springs Thursday morning to see the recovery progress from a tornado that hit the town last week and hold a briefing with reporters. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will tour flooded areas of...
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