Mount Rushmore Quarter Released in SD October 30, 2013

New Mount Rushmore Quarter to be Released

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – The Shrine of Democracy will soon fit in your pocket. The new Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter will be released Nov. 6 at a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Custer. Collectors will be able to swap cash for $10 rolls of the new quarter and buy uncirculated Mount...
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Drought Still Impacting Missouri River Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The Capital Journal reports that the corps says wet soil conditions from abnormally high...
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Sculptor Working on Rounds Statue for Trail of Governors Talks About the Theme of the Artwork

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the artists who is part of the Trail of Governors project in Pierre is now working on a third statue, that of former Governor Mike Rounds.   A total of six statues are now up in different locations in Pierre, stretching from near the Capitol Building to downtown...
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Hubbel Discusses Issues of Concern Following Political Announcement for Governor’s Office

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Sioux Falls woman who plans to run for Governor in the Republican primary next year says she’s had a favorable response to the announcement.  Former South Dakota State Representative Lora Hubbel announced earlier this month that she wants to be on the ballot for the Governor’s office...
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With the First Snow in Local Cities-Fort Pierre and Pierre Offer Reminders of Street Parking Rules for Trailers and Vehicles

UNDATED – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is reminding residents that they need to move boats, campers and recreational vehicles from the public right of ways soon.  According to ordinance, the units should not be parked on the traveled portion of the public right of way in Fort Pierre between November 15...
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Pierre Man Arrested on Assault and False Imprisonment Charges Sunday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken to the Hughes County Jail late Sunday night on Assault and False Imprisonment charges.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police were called to a location in the 500 block of West Missouri Avenue on Sunday night-about 11:50 p.m. for a welfare check.  An...
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After the Rain, a Break in Weather for SD Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An expected break in the wet weather should give South Dakota corn farmers at least a few days to get back in the field before another system arrives. The weekly crop progress report says the state’s corn harvest was 49 percent complete as of Sunday, well behind last year’s...
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Fire Marshal Reminds South Dakotans to Change Clocks This Weekend and Check Smoke Alarms

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Fire Marshal reminds state residents to check their smoke alarms this weekend as part of the process of setting clocks back one hour.  Daylight Saving Time officially ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning and clocks will be moved back.  Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says when...
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“Ladies Night” Raises $7,000 for Breast Cancer Support

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Runnings “Ladies Night” event raised more than $7,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer. Thousands of customers took part in the evening which was hosted at nineteen stores on October 23rd. A bucket sale highlighted the night which invited customers to purchase a pink 5 gallon bucket...
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Grant to Help Research Unmet Health Needs in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A charitable trust established by the late hotel and real estate baroness Leona Helmsley is providing $1.4 million to research unmet health care services and needs in South Dakota. Officials say there currently is not an accurate estimate of the unmet health needs in rural areas, and this will...
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