Wind and Winter Weather Advisories Now Mentioned in Forecasts in DRG Listening Area Through Saturday Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Wind Advisory for several counties, including Stanley, Sully, Hughes, Hyde, Hand, Jones, Lyman and Buffalo.  The advisory is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Central this evening to 6:00 a.m. Central Saturday morning.  The NWS says the area can expect strong...
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Stanley County Schools Sign on Parkview Gym (KGFX Photo)

Sunday to Bring Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Stanley County Elementary School

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Sunday at Stanley County’s new Elementary School.  The $4.3 million dollar building will officially open to elementary students next week following the Christmas break.  Ground was broken for the 36,594 square foot building in October of 2012.  It...
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Four SD Teachers Earn Education’s Top Honor in 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A teacher from the Winner School District is one of four South Dakota classroom teachers to join more than 4,000 educators across the country who achieved National Board Certification in 2013.  Educators receive National Board Certification through a rigorous assessment of their teaching skills and content knowledge.  It takes...
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National Weather Service

December 2013 Brings Colder, Snowier Than Normal Conditions to Parts of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says last month brought bitter cold and snow to much of central and northeast South Dakota. A report from the NWS in Aberdeen indicates that December was among the top ten coldest at locations from Pierre, to Kennebec, Mobridge and Timber Lake in the state’s...
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Train Tracks

Buyer of DM&E West End to Keep All Parts Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An official of the company buying the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern railroad line says the company will keep all parts of the line open. Canadian Pacific is selling the line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for about $210 million. The deal includes 660 miles of track...
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SD Department of Transportation

Travel Conditions Difficult In Much of Eastern South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD Department of Transportation) State officials are cautioning travelers that blowing snow and warming temperatures are creating icy conditions on many state highways, especially Interstate 90 in central and eastern South Dakota, and highways east of the James River Valley, including I-29 in northeastern South Dakota. State officials said there have been...
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Mobridge Pollock High School Fishing Tigers Hand Out Fillets

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On December 31, 2013 the Mobridge-Pollock High School (MPHS) Fishing Tigers handed out 106 Walleye fillets to 33 residents in the Mobridge area.  They got back lots of smiles and thank you’s with the occasional hug. The group was motivated to start the club by the Berkley High School...
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Mountain Lion

2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The 2014 mountain lion hunting season in South Dakota is off to a slow start. Only four lions have been killed during the season that began the day after Christmas. In the 2013 season, four lions were killed on the first day. State Game, Fish and Parks regional supervisor...
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Dakotas Brace for Blizzard Conditions, Bitter Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Blowing snow is making roads in the eastern Dakotas slick and leading to crashes during the morning commute. And forecasters say the weather is going to get worse. The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning for much of North Dakota and part of eastern South Dakota, and winter...
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SD AG: Benda Daughter Won’t Allow Opening of File

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley has reiterated that South Dakota law prevents reporters from reviewing investigative records into the death of a former state economic development director. Richard Benda was found dead Oct. 22 in a grove near Lake Andes with a fatal shotgun wound. His death was ruled a suicide....
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