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Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center Holds Fall Celebration…and Hot Dog Eating Contest

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Did you catch Saturday’s Fall Celebration at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center?  The day brought several activities, including a chance to see live demonstrations of the Rocky Mountain Pack String from the U.S. Forest Service; plus there was live music, a timber branding, a wine tasting…and...
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State Committee Gives Final OK to Rest Stop Rule Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has approved rule changes in multiple state departments that include allowing the Department of Transportation to regulate newsstands at highway rest stops. The legislative Rules Review Committee also reviewed policies for the South Dakota Commission on Gaming and seven other state agencies. The committee approved a...
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Chance of Deer-Vehicle Collision High in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Motorists are more likely to crash into a deer in the Dakotas than in most other states. State Farm has released its annual ranking of states in terms of the likelihood of deer-vehicle collisions. The insurer uses claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration....
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KGFX Hometown Tour to be Wednesday in Midland

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX Wednesday for another Hometown Tour broadcast!  The town to be in the spotlight this week is…Midland!  KGFX’s Scott Lane will be at the Loose Ends Restaurant and Bar from 8 to 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time Wednesday morning and will talk to local community members about the many...
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Riggs High School’s Homecoming Coronation Held Monday…Homecoming Week Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Congratulations to Dagne Ode and Grant Erwin-they were named First Lady and Governor at yesterday’s Riggs High School Homecoming coronation.   The list of Homecoming royalty included First Lady candidates Kimberly Coats, Brittni Faddoul, Payton Gall and McKenna Halverson.  The Governor candidate list included Jamaal Covey, Connor Jallo, Jace Jerome...
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Jury Selection Continues Today in Winner for Murder Trial

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Jury selection continues today in Winner for the trial of a Pierre teen charged with the 2012 shooting death of another teenager.  18-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges.   Yesterday brought the first day of jury selection.  Special prosecutor Michael Moore says the jury...
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SD Gets $1.2M for Unemployment Insurance Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has received more than $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to improve the state’s unemployment insurance programs. The federal agency says the money will allow the state to adopt new technologies and ensure payments are given to those eligible to receive them. Secretary of Labor Thomas...
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South Dakota High School Students Earn Dual Credit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education says almost 780 high school students have enrolled in the state’s reduced-cost dual credit program to earn credit at public universities and technical schools. The board heard a report Monday that shows the juniors and seniors are on track to earn more than 4,000...
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Mother of Inmate Killed in Penitentiary Comments on Her Son’s Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The mother of a convicted murderer whose death was ruled a homicide Monday says he was her second and only remaining son to die. The body of 37-year-old Kent Davidson was found in his cell at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls a week ago. The state Attorney General’s office...
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SD Board Adopts New Physical Education Standards

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education has adopted a new set of physical education standards that are meant to encourage students to maintain physically active lifestyles. The board during its Monday meeting in Rapid City also discussed proposed science criteria. The physical education standards at the elementary school level...
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