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Mayor, City Administrator and Commissioners Hold Community Tour of Pierre Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a community tour of the City of Pierre for the Mayor of the Capital City; City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier and commissioners.  Mayor Laurie Gill says the tours are held to give city officials a chance to see first-hand what’s happening in the city…and ask questions. Gill said...
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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Projects Coming Up in Central SD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation plans chip seal and fog seal applications on several central South Dakota highways starting next week.  The chip seal and fog seal projects will take place on a ten mile section of Highway 20, from Highway 47 east to the Potter/Faulk County line; on...
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SD Commission Loosens Some Archery Restrictions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota hunting oversight commission has passed changes to archery restrictions. The Game, Fish and Parks Commission met Thursday and Friday in Yankton and took public testimony on the changes. Barbed points on arrows are now allowed, as are mechanical broad heads, which open upon impact. Archers will also...
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USDA Says SD Leads in Production of 3 Commodities in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers and ranchers led the nation in the production of three commodities in 2013, up from just one the year before. The Agriculture Department says South Dakota producers once again led the U.S. in bison inventory. Oats production jumped from seventh to first, and South Dakota supplanted...
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DOT Official Talks About Traffic Pattern Changes for Garfield Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Traffic patterns on the northern portion of Pierre’s Truck Route changed earlier this week as a section of the road-also known as Garfield Avenue-is being reconstructed.  Motorists on the roadway between the intersection of Fourth Street/Airport Road and Highway 14 are now using a temporary gravel diversion road which runs...
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Nominations Being Taken for SD’s Premier Woman’s Award

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Spirit of Dakota Award Society is now accepting nominations for their 28th Anniversary award presentation and celebration.  The 2014 Spirit of Dakota Award winner will be chosen by a statewide selection commission and the recipient will be announced at a banquet to be held in Huron October 4. ...
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AG Holder: Pledges to Tribes Being Kept

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The nation’s top law enforcement official says the Obama administration is fulfilling federal promises to American Indian tribes. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker Thursday at a tribal conference on the campus of United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck. Holder says the Justice Department and the Obama...
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SD Attorney General to Lead National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has been elected to serve as the president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General. Jackley will lead the group comprised of the attorneys general of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the territories of American...
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Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – Doctors across rural America are increasingly seeking help in emergencies from video services that let them connect with hospitals in bigger cities. Telemedicine systems allow small-town physicians to reach out to more experienced specialists when an urgent case lands in their clinics. The video link allows the two doctors to...
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SD’s Governor and State Groups to Pitch Bioscience at Conference

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and several other South Dakotans plan to promote the state’s bioscience industry later this month in San Diego at the BIO International Conference. Groups represented on the trip will include the Graduate Education & Applied Research Center, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls Development Foundation, South Dakota Biotech Association,...
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