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Pierre Man Honored for Tree Planting Efforts by SDPRA

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association recently honored a Pierre man for his work to help the city re-plant trees that were lost to the 2011 flood.  Larry Weiss, former Pierre City Commissioner and retired SD Department of Transportation employee, received the SDPRA Individual Citation Award earlier this...
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Awards Given for Fort Pierre and Pierre at SDML Conference

UNDATED – (DRG News) The employees of the City of Fort Pierre received an award and plaque recently which recognizes their attention to observing and practicing safety measures on the job.   This was the tenth time that the award was given to Fort Pierre employees and it was presented recently by the South Dakota...
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Native American Week Being Noted in Pierre Schools This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District is noting Native American Week with activities today through Thursday.  Tynell Kocer, who is the Homeschool Liaison for the Native American Education Program for grades K-12, says today brings a Native American Day Pow Wow, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Riggs High...
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Sioux Falls Diocese Might Merge Rural Parishes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls plans to change how it serves some rural congregations, as populations continue to shift from rural areas to urban centers. The shifting demographics coupled with a high rate of retiring priests and the loss of several religious orders led Bishop Paul Swain to...
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Official: Missouri River Cottonwoods in Danger

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota Forest Service official says the cottonwood trees that once dominated forests along the Missouri River are in danger of disappearing. Tom Claeys tells The Bismarck Tribune that once the existing cottonwoods succumb to old age, the cottonwood forests might well be lost forever. Cottonwoods are declining because...
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Distance Education Continues to Grow in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents says nearly 22,000 students enrolled in a distance education course at South Dakota public universities last year. That’s an 8.5 percent growth in unduplicated students enrolled in distance courses. It’s slightly lower than last year’s 13 percent increase. Regents executive director and chief...
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More Snow on the Way for Western SD’s Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More snow is on the way for parts of the Black Hills in western South Dakota, as crews continue working to restore power to people who lost electricity during a blizzard earlier this month. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the central and northern...
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Mount Rushmore Site of Government Shutdown Protest

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore National Memorial is reopening, but some people aren’t happy about the lack of federal support for the memorial in western South Dakota’s Black Hills. National parks have been closed because of the partial government shutdown. South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National...
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Wheat Growers Locations Recognized for Safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recognized eight Wheat Growers locations for superior safety performance. The Carpenter, Huron Fertilizer and Grain, Kennebec, Miller, Aberdeen’s West Terminal, Willow Lake, Woonsocket and Yale grain and agronomy cooperative locations recently received meritorious achievement awards at the South Dakota Safety & Health Conference Governor’s Safety...
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SD Joins Settlement with Marketing Company

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state will get at least $250,000 as its share of a settlement reached by 47 states and the District of Columbia with a marketing company. Jackley says Affinion and its subsidiaries, Trilegiant and Webloyalty, will pay more than $30 million to settle...
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