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2014 Prairie Winds 4-H Achievement Days Kicks Off Monday in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 2014 Prairie Winds 4-H Achievement Days is only a few days away. This year, Achievement Days has returned to the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre. Following Sunday’s set up-events will take place Monday and Tuesday-according to Mark Rowen who is the local 4-H Youth Program Advisor. Rowen...
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Highway 34 Closing East of Howes on Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation reminds motorists that a 2 ½ mile stretch of Highway 34 east of Howes will close to traffic effective Monday, August 11.  The SDDOT says the closure will remain in place for about five weeks.  The highway segment to be closed is located about...
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Use of Taser on 8-Year-Old Girl Prompts Lawsuit

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A woman whose 8-year-old daughter was shot with a Taser is suing the city of Pierre, its now-retired police chief and four unnamed officers. Dawn Stenstrom says in the federal lawsuit that officers used excessive force and violated the child’s civil rights. She’s seeking unspecified money damages. The incident...
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Scammers Reportedly Making Calls to SD Residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police says scammers pretending to be members of the organization are reportedly calling residents asking for money. The organization says it is assisting the South Dakota Attorney General’s office in an investigation into possible fundraising companies illegally making calls using the group’s name....
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Game Commission Finalizes Geese, Turkey Seasons

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has finalized its goose, duck and turkey hunting seasons. Commissioners voted at their monthly meeting Thursday to allow hunters to be able to kill 50 light geese a day this season. The previous limit was 20. The commission also voted to...
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Fourth City Added to List of Those Hosting Autism Study Public Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Aberdeen has been added to a list of cities that will host public meetings on rule changes pertaining to students with autism and other disabilities. Rapid City, Pierre and Sioux Falls had previously been selected to host meeting on the topic. The state departments of Human Services and Labor and...
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SD Trade Mission to Russia Might be Postponed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is analyzing whether to postpone a trade mission to Russia that was scheduled for October. Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. The Capital Journal reports that the state Agriculture Department has made two trade missions to...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Visits Onida

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX Radio continued our series of Hometown Tour broadcasts Wednesday as we stopped in Onida August 6 and spent an hour at BankWest. KGFX’s Scott Lane talked with several different guests during Wednesday’s program, as we learned all about the latest Onida news.  If you missed the program, listen...
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South Dakota Perspective to Air Monday, August 11

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Coming up Monday afternoon, its the monthly broadcast of the Dakota News Network program “South Dakota Perspective”. Join us as we welcome two guests to our Pierre studios…Governor Dennis Daugaard and the Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson. Listener questions and comments are always welcome. Send them by email to questions@dakotaradiogroup.com or...
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Story Correction: Stanley County Man Arrested on Assault Charges

CORRECTION: DRG News incorrectly reported information surrounding an incident that occurred in Stanley County on Tuesday. It was NOT a standoff as we first indicated. A corrected version of Tuesday’s story follows. We apologize for the error. FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an incident...
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