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Stanley County to Play Homecoming Game Tonight…Here’s a Look Back at Friday’s Parade

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes were made to more than one area high school football game on Friday because of the weather, including Stanley County’s game against Jones County.  Despite Stanley County’s Homecoming game being moved to tonight at 6:00 p.m., the pep rally and parade were held.  Shown below are a...
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Early Snowstorm Kills Scores of Western SD Cattle

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The director of an agricultural organization says more than 5 percent of the cattle in western South Dakota might have been killed from the wind and snow of a weekend storm. South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Director Silvia Christen says she has talked with ranchers who have lost 20 percent to...
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Aerial Search on for Hunters Lost in SD Snowstorm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be stranded in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks asked for the search after getting numerous reports of stranded hunters. The agency could not...
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AP IMPACT: Tribes Mishandle Funds, Go Unpunished

ETHETE, Wyo. (AP) – Internal audits show that American Indian tribes have been caught misappropriating tens of millions of taxpayer dollars. But federal authorities do little about it because of a lack of oversight, resources or political will. An Associated Press review of summaries of audits shows that serious concerns were consistently raised regarding...
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Rapid City Airport Reopens After Weekend Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City’s airport has reopened, after being shut down by a weekend snowstorm that dumped nearly 2 feet of snow on the city. The airport reopened at 8 a.m. Monday, after crews removed snow, restored electricity and repaired damage from the storm. Officials say there is more cleanup to...
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Bras for a Cause and Making Strides Walk Held in Pierre and Fort Pierre Despite Windy, Rainy Weather

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as part of the month and an annual American Cancer Society fall fundraiser-two events were held in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area over the weekend.  The American Cancer Society’s Bras for a Cause was held in Fort Pierre on Friday and Saturday...
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City of Pierre Arboretum to Host Dedication Event Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre’s Arboretum will be the location for a dedication ceremony this afternoon.  The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum was impacted by waters from the 2011 flood and work has been done at the site to replant trees and a trail through the arboretum was surfaced, as well....
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Area Rainfall Amounts Vary from Weekend and Late Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Rainfall amounts called into KGFX this morning from the weekend vary.  Some listener recorded rain tallies include: -5.75 from Thursday through Sunday 26 miles west of Fort Pierre -2.59 at Anchors Point at Marion’s Gardens in Fort Pierre -4 inches ten miles west of Fort Pierre -3.52 a mile...
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State Veterinarian Anticipates Livestock Deaths from Winter-Like Storm Into the Thousands

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Veterinarian says his office has been gathering information on livestock deaths as a result of the early autumn storm that hit parts of western South Dakota.  Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says he anticipates that the losses of cattle and sheep will add into the thousands once a...
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SD Rancher Wins National Conservation Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota rancher has won a national conservation award for the way he manages his land. The National Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies has awarded Highmore rancher Jim Faulstich its annual National Private Lands Fish and Wildlife Stewardship Award. State Game, Fish and Parks Secretary Jeff Vonk says...
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