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SDDOT Holding Public Open House on Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation will hold a public open house and informational meeting tonight on the Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study.  The DOT, along with the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, scheduled the open house to start talking about the process that will lead up to the...
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UBS Blood Drives Being Held Today and Tomorrow in Blunt and Onida

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Two blood drives are being held in two central South Dakota communities today and tomorrow.  United Blood Services says the demand for blood is currently being outpaced by the supply on hand and some recent blood drives have not brought in the projected amount of blood needed.  Later today,...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Retirement for District’s Director of Educational Services

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board accepted the retirement of Pierre School District’s Director of Educational Services at Monday night’s meeting.  Dennis Champ has worked in the Pierre District for 11 years.  School officials say Champ came to the Pierre School District in 2003 to work as Director of Special Education...
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South Dakota and Iowa Cities Nation’s Cold Spots

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Temperatures are warming across the Midwest after Arctic gave cities in South Dakota and Iowa the distinction as the coldest places in the nation Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service says Aberdeen in northeast South Dakota and Spencer in northwest Iowa both hit minus 1. Ryan Vipond with the weather...
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Stanley County Schools Receive Donation from Former Alum and Local Resident

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local resident gave a generous donation yesterday to the Stanley County School District.  DeWayne Strohfus attended Monday’s school board meeting to officially donate over $64,000 in funds for the benefit of the school.   Strohfus graduated from Fort Pierre High School in 1961 and is a co-owner of...
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Pierre School Board Decides to Call Off School Friday as Football Team Heads to Championship

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board voted last night to call off school throughout the district on Friday, as the Governor’s football team heads to play in the Class 11AA Championship that day.  After the team moved to the Championship following last Friday’s win, school officials decided the board should consider...
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South Dakota’s DVA Reminds Veterans of Services and Benefits They Are Due-Department Launched New Website This Fall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs launched a new website earlier this fall and officials hope it is being utilized for the benefit of all vets.  Department Secretary Larry Zimmerman says the website at www.vetaffairs.sd.gov was designed to offer a clearinghouse of valuable resources for veterans and family members...
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Sanford Donates to UC San Diego Stem Cell Center

SAN DIEGO (AP) – South Dakota businessman T. Denny Sanford has donated $100 million to create a California stem cell clinical center to speed research into new drugs and therapies. University of California San Diego officials say it will be called the Sanford Stem Cell Clinical Center. The center will integrate operations at four...
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Mobridge Ministerial Association Food Pantry Seeks Donations

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) The Mobridge Ministerial Association Food Pantry in Mobridge recently received about 1100 pounds of food from the efforts of the local Cub Scout Pack 65.  Darci Enderson from the food pantry tells us that it was great to receive the food and it will greatly help feed those in need. ...
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AP Investigation: The Secret, Dirty Cost of Obama’s Green Power Push

WASHINGTON (AP) – A new Associated Press investigation finds that the push to produce corn-based ethanol has fallen short of clean energy expectations and appears to be causing more environmental damage than promised. The AP’s investigation is based on government data, interviews and observations. It highlights what many researchers have published in peer-reviewed journals...
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