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Certain SD State Workers Required to Get Flu Shot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed an executive order requiring annual flu shots for certain state employees. The requirement is for people who deliver health care services, have regular contact with vulnerable populations or have a role in responding to disease outbreaks. It also applies to contract staff, vendors,...
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Upper Missouri River Basin Runoff Remains High

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Runoff continues to be above normal in the upper Missouri River basin, but it isn’t leading to any flooding concerns.        The Army Corps of Engineers says runoff above Sioux City, Iowa, in July was 33 percent above normal. Water management chief Jody Farhat says July precipitation in...
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Pierre Man Wins August Hunting Prize Package from BGCCA’s Mega Raffle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly drawing for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle was held Wednesday. The prize in the August drawing was a lab puppy and a one day pheasant hunt for four people. Semi-finalists names selected for the prize at KGFX Wednesday morning...
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Regents Talk Keeping Students, Boosting Grad Rates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The governing body of South Dakota’s six public universities is looking into ways it can increase the number of degrees it awards, retain more students and make its tuition rates more competitive in the region. The South Dakota Board of Regents met Tuesday in Pierre for its annual planning session....
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Health Coverage of About 300 in SD in Jeopardy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – About 300 South Dakota residents who bought insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace could lose their coverage if they don’t submit citizenship and immigration documents to confirm their eligibility. Consumers have until Sept. 5 to provide the paperwork or their coverage will be canceled on Sept. 30. People...
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PPD Arrests Man for Assault and Kidnapping

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department says a man was arrested early this morning on assault and kidnapping charges. Police Captain Derald Gross says authorities were told about 2:50 a.m. this morning that a female was screaming at the Capital Inn and Suites. Police arrested 32-year-old Ervin Addison of Pierre. Gross...
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Sewer Cleaning to be Done Today on Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists traveling in the downtown area of Pierre later today should note that routine sanitary sewer cleaning and video inspection will be done on sewer lines on Pierre Street between Sioux Avenue and Missouri Avenue. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the work...
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Tuesday Brings Good Afternoon for Elks/Discovery Center’s End of Summer Bash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About 300 youngsters attended a special end of summer event set up by the Pierre Elks Lodge #1953 and the South Dakota Discovery Center Tuesday. The free canoe/kayak day was organized for kids ages kindergarten through high school and included fort building, bubble blowing and more. Steve Wegman with...
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Former Prosecutor Now Facing Federal Sex Charges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota county prosecutor accused of raping a boy has now been charged in federal court. Former Walworth County State’s Attorney Christopher Jansen was charged earlier in state court with three counts of rape involving a child younger than 13 in Hughes County. The 34-year-old Selby resident late...
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Record Crops Predicted; Farmers Market Carefully

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Farmers will produce a record-breaking corn harvest this year, surpassing earlier expectations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which has revised upward its estimate of this year’s corn harvest to 14 billion bushels. That exceeds last year’s 13.9 billion bushel record. Soybean production also will set a new record...
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