Speaker at Podium

Fort Pierre City Council Candidate Forum to be April 7-Questions Being Solicited

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A public forum for candidates running for Fort Pierre City Council will be held next month.  The forum is being organized by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee.  Chamber CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says the committee is asking for public questions to be sent to the...
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Weight Scales

South Dakota’s Child/Adolescent Obesity Rate Remains Steady

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Health Department says the number of children in the state who are overweight or obese is unchanged over the past three reporting years.  Ashley Miller, chronic disease epidemiologist for the Department of Health says the state’s child and adolescent obesity and overweight rates appear to have...
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Fort Pierre Train Depot Sign

Progress Being Made on Fort Pierre Train Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Recent warm weather spells have brought a return to regular work inside and outside the Fort Pierre Train Depot.   The building served as a hub for passengers and shippers needing train service for several years-starting in the early 1900’s.  The depot was eventually sold and moved in the...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Signs Measure That Includes April 1 Gas Tax Hike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure that increases funding for road and bridge projects, while also hiking the state’s fuel taxes by 6 cents per gallon. Daugaard signed the proposal into law Tuesday. The measure is expected to raise tens of millions of dollars in road and...
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