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Mobridge Area Chamber Elects New Executive Committee

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  Every year, two positions on the Mobridge Area Chamber Board of Directors come up for re-election at the organization’s Annual Banquet. This year, those positions were filled by returning Board Member, Cindi Volk, of Great Western Bank, and new Board Member, Karen Pfitzer, of Pfitzer Pest Control. BJ Wiest,...
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Propane Crisis on Dakotas Reservation Easing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The leader of the Standing Rock Sioux says a propane crisis on the Dakotas reservation is easing due to warmer weather and a drop in the price of the fuel. Chairman Dave Archambault says the tribe has ensured that everyone in need of propane has received some. He says the...
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SD Bill Seeks to Protect Speech on Sex Orientation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are considering a measure that seeks to protect people from being sued for expressing their religious beliefs regarding sexual orientation. If passed, the bill would put the South Dakota Legislature on record as finding that expressing the viewpoint that any specific sexual orientation is wrong or a...
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FFA Week Being Noted in SD and Across Country This Week

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) FFA chapters throughout South Dakota are celebrating National FFA Week this week.  The theme for this year is “Ignite”.  The week recognizes more than 80 years of FFA traditions while looking forward to the organization’s future.  Starting in 1947, the week of George Washington’s birthday has been noted as...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Organizing Flag Displays Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge as part of today’s observance of Presidents’ Day.  The club has posted flags across the bridge for various holidays and other special occasions since 2006.  American State Bank is sponsoring today’s...
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Bids Opened for Rehab Work on Old Fort Pierre Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bids were opened last week as the “Bring it Home Committee” moves closer to the start of work to return the old Fort Pierre Train Depot to its former beauty.  Gary Grittner of Fort Pierre, who leads the committee, says there were two bids for the exterior rehabilitation...
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Stanley County K-2 Building Demolished Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It took about a day for the old Stanley County K-2 Elementary Building to go from standing to rubble.  Sharpe Enterprises worked much of the day Saturday to tear down the walls of the recently closed school.  It has been replaced by a new elementary building, constructed nearby. ...
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Small SD Town of McIntosh Loses Bar in Fire

McINTOSH, S.D. (AP) – The small north-central South Dakota town of McIntosh is without a place to grab an after-work beer after a Main Street bar burned down over the weekend. Assistant fire chief Gary Bubbers says the Main Street Grill and Lounge caught fire about 2 a.m. Sunday and was destroyed. The business...
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New Online Map Details US Onshore Wind Turbines

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal Interior Department and U.S. Geological Survey have teamed up to produce the nation’s first publicly available interactive map and database of onshore wind turbines. The map shows more than 47,000 sites. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says the information should aid land managers and improve the siting of future...
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SD Lawmaker Wants to Tighten Payday Loan Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker has come up with a proposal he hopes the Legislature can pass to put restrictions on the short-term loans he says can trap poor people into crippling cycles of debt. Rep. Steve Hickey of Sioux Falls says that after he started an effort to put a...
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