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Construction Timeline for New Stanley County Elementary School on Target for January Opening

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been almost a year since ground was broken for the new Stanley County Elementary School and school officials say construction remains on schedule for the new building to be in use by January.  Michelle Glodt, who was hired as Elementary Principal for Stanley County over a year...
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Meetings on Corps’ Draft Annual Operating Plan for Missouri River Basin Cancelled

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) A series of meetings that were scheduled by the Corps of Engineers for this week along the Missouri River basin were cancelled due to what the Corps sites as the lapse of Federal appropriations.  The meetings were to have started Tuesday in Nebraska and would have ended today in...
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Governor Daugaard and Two Other Midwest Governors Call for End to Shutdown

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) – The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have urged federal lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown. South Dakota’s Dennis Daugaard, Nebraska’s Dave Heineman and Iowa’s Terry Branstad gathered in Dakota Dunes, S.D., on Wednesday for their Tri-State Governors’ Conference and discussed what the shutdown had done to...
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Western SD in Store for More Wild Weather

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota looks to be in store for more wild weather, a week after a devastating early fall snowstorm rocked the region. The National Weather Service says a storm system moving into the area will bring rain and high winds Friday. Meteorologist Jeff Schild tells the Rapid City...
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SD Governor Mulling Fed Offer on Mount Rushmore

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is considering the federal government’s offer to let states use their own money to reopen some national parks like Mount Rushmore National Memorial that have been closed because of the government shutdown. But Daugaard’s chief of staff, Dusty Johnson, says the governor first has to...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 9, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 03-09-19-33-38, Powerball: 18 Estimated jackpot: $108 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Park Service Responds to Mount Rushmore Complaints

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The National Park Service is reopening to tourists a highway pull-out area that can be used to view Mount Rushmore, amid complaints that the agency is intentionally blocking viewing areas. The national memorial has been closed because of the federal government shutdown. The Rapid City Journal reports hundreds of...
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Nearly 9,000 Western SD Residents Without Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 9,000 customers still have no power after last weekend’s blizzard downed power lines and damaged equipment in western South Dakota. Black Hills Power says about 4,500 of its customers remain without electricity. The company has restored power to more than 23,000 since the storm. Mike Theis of Black Hills...
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Latest Shutdown Casualty: Prime Hunting Acres

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – When pheasant hunters take to the fields of South Dakota this weekend to renew a treasured rite of autumn, they’ll have less land to do it on thanks to the federal government shutdown. About 150,000 acres in the national wildlife refuge system will be off-limits for the state’s annual...
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Livestock Killed by Blizzard Removed from SD Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are taking steps to have livestock killed by last weekend’s blizzard removed from state highways. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the state has contracted with a rendering service to clear livestock carcasses from state highways and ditches in western South Dakota. Oedekoven says carcasses along county roads...
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