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Docs Frustrated with Move to Electronic Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Doctors aren’t pushing for a return to paper but say they’re frustrated with the transition to electronic health records. South Dakota State Medical Association president Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the busy work required of them now adds about an hour to their day. He tells the Argus Leader that...
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SD Teacher of the Year to be Announced Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota teacher of the year will be announced Thursday at a state education conference. The teacher of the year will be selected from five finalists who have already been chosen to represent different areas of the state because of their outstanding work. This year’s finalists are Mindy Foltz...
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South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Talks About Recovery Efforts for Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Agriculture Secretary says state officials continue working to help producers impacted by the early October blizzard in western South Dakota.  Lucas Lentsch says no one anticipated a storm of this magnitude so early in the season. Lentsch says more than a week after the storm, there are...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Schedules Summit on Pheasant Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor is inviting people who are impacted by pheasant hunting in the state to talk about its future. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’ll host a Pheasant Habitat Summit on Dec. 6 in Huron to discuss bird habitat and hunting. The summit will provide a forum for landowners, sportsmen,...
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Five People Hurt in Winner Explosion out of Hospital

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Five people injured in a July 19 house explosion in Winner are out of the hospital and improving. Family member April Al-Salihi, who’s also a police officer, says investigators narrowed the cause to a gas valve on a propane line that once fed an upstairs heater. The Daily Republic reports...
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Producers Advised to Keep Watch on Livestock that Weathered Recent Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG  News) Many western South Dakota ranchers continue assessing their losses and recovering from this month’s snowstorm.  State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says at last count-about 330 cattle carcasses have been cleared from state roadways and rights of way in western South Dakota-stretching from North Dakota to Nebraska.   Producers are being...
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Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball June 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Tidball Announces He Won’t Run for Mayor in 2014

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball announced today that he won’t be a candidate for re-election to the Mayor’s office in 2014.  Tidball has served Fort Pierre over 21 years-as both Mayor and Council member-having been on the council for six years and in the Mayor’s office the remaining...
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Rain Amounts Vary in Central and Western SD Locations

UNDATED – (DRG News) Several different rain amounts were called into KGFX this morning, as the early part of this work week brings more precipitation to parts of the state.  The National Weather Service says the Pierre Regional Airport received 1.00” of rain within the past 24 hours-through 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Other central...
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October 21 is Deadline for Pierre Residents to Remove Campers, Trailers from Streets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is reminding local residents that all boat trailers, homemade trailers, campers and other similar items should be removed from the City of Pierre streets within the next few days.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says getting the trailers and campers from streets will help City...
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Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore Reopens, Sees Thousands of Tourists

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Tourists are once again flocking to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. National parks have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, but South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen...
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