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Onida Fire Department (KGFX Photo)

Onida Fire Department Responds to Fire in Garage at Onida Home

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that started in the garage at a residence in Onida caused extensive damage to the garage and left the home uninhabitable.  Brian Ring, Fire Chief for the Onida Fire Department says firefighters were told of a fire in a garage attached to a single family residence at...
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City of Mobridge

City of Mobridge Receives Loan for Water Tower Replacement

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD State News) Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources has approved nearly $4.82 million in grants and loans for drinking water, wastewater and watershed projects. The board met Friday over the Digital Dakota Network. “I am pleased to announce that this money is...
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National Weather Service

NWS Says Parts of the Dakotas in for Some Stormy Weather

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are in for some stormy weather after a balmy weekend. The National Weather Service says light snow and strong winds gusting to 40 mph could create hazardous travel conditions in central and southeastern North Dakota. In South Dakota, winds will be strong in the western and...
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Corn and Soy Stocks Up in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Stocks of corn and soybeans are up in South Dakota. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn stocks on Dec. 1 totaled 644 million bushels, up 66 percent from the same date in 2012. Of that total, 410 million bushels are stored on farms, a 71 percent jump, and...
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South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, S.D.

SD Legislature to Debate Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level. Rep. Jim Bolin, of Canton, says he believes the standards adopted by 45 states are a...
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Mountain Lion

2014 SD Mountain Lion Season Off to a Slow Start

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Hunters in the South Dakota’s Black Hills are reporting a slow start to the season. The Rapid City Journal reports that as of Friday, 10 mountain lions had been killed, which is about half as many compared to a typical season. Hunters say lack of fresh snow in the...
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House Destroyed by Fire in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) At approximately 6:20 p.m. January 11th, the Mobridge Fire, Police and Ambulance Departments responded to a house fire at 1109 North Main Street in Mobridge, S.D On their arrival the house was emitting smoke from the doors and windows.  Shortly thereafter the house was fully involved with fire. I spoke...
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Panel Says Lawmaker Can Run for Judicial Position

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota committee that deals with judicial elections says a state lawmaker could campaign for a judicial position while continuing to serve in the Legislature. However, the South Dakota Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention says the state Constitution provides that no judge can be a member of...
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Haulers Dealing With Diesel Fuel Shortage

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A diesel shortage in the region has made for some long days for haulers trying to stock fuel stations. WDAY television reports that the No. 1 diesel fuel shortage has affected prices. The fuel currently costs about 60 cents more than No. 2 diesel fuel. North Dakota Petroleum Marketers Association...
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Gerald Kessler Leads Philip to Fort Pierre Trail Ride into Fort Pierre July 2011 (KGFX Photo)

SD 125th Anniversary Will Feature Wagon Train

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s celebration of its 125th anniversary of statehood will include a wagon train that will travel from Yankton to Pierre in September. Members of a commission appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard say the celebration also will end with some kind of event in Pierre on Nov. 2, the 125th...
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