Pierre and Belle Fourche Teachers Get Obama Award

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two South Dakota teachers are among 102 to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Erin Marsh teaches math in Pierre, S.D., and Ann Anderson is a science teacher from Belle Fourche, S.D. Winners get a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation to be used at...
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Bring it Home Committee Looking for Info on Fencing Located Near Pierre’s Old Train Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Fort Pierre Depot’s Bring it Home Committee are asking for the public’s assistance in learning more about fencing that surrounded the old train depot that once served Pierre.  The building, which was located along the tracks in the area of the train viaduct, was torn...
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First National Bank Offers Donation for Fort Pierre Depot Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre business offered a donation yesterday to the Bring it Home Committee-a group that has worked to return Fort Pierre’s train depot to the community.  The depot was moved from Fort Pierre to a Mud Butte ranch in the 1960′s after serving the community for more...
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Snow Levels Vary Throughout Parts of Central and Western SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service has listed a few preliminary snow amounts from the past 24 hours.  Snowfall levels range from 6.4 inches in Hughes County to just over an inch in Selby.  Other reported snow amounts include: 1.4 inches at Presho 1.5 inches near Herreid and at Pollock 2...
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City of Pierre Lifts Emergency Snow Alert

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre lifted its Emergency Snow alert on Emergency Snow Routes this morning-just after nine.  The city issued the alert late Thursday afternoon, asking residents to remove vehicles from snow routes to allow plows to clear the snow routes curb to curb overnight.  The Pierre Police Department...
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SD Social Services Head to Join Governor’s Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Kim Malsam-Rysdon will leave her job as secretary of the state Department of Social Services to join his staff. Malsam-Rysdon has been head of the Department of Social Services since 2011. She will become senior adviser to the governor in March, replacing Deb Bowman,...
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Lawmakers Say New Defense Bill Helps Protect SD

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say a comprehensive, nearly $633 billion defense bill will help protect the state’s interests. The Senate approved a new defense policy bill late Thursday, a week after the House passed the same measure. It now goes to President Barack Obama. The bill deals with issues including combat pay...
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Healthy Growth Likely in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of the Dakotas and eight other states in the months ahead. The monthly survey’s overall index rose to 56.1 in December from November’s more moderate 54.3. But any score above 50 suggests...
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City of Pierre Declaring Snow Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is declaring a Snow Emergency.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says vehicles must be off all snow routes at Midnight tonight, and snow removal on snow routes will commence shortly after all the vehicles have been moved.  This emergency is in effect until the...
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City of Pierre Plowing Mid Afternoon Snow/Sanding Some Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City of Pierre officials announced this afternoon that workers have been plowing the highways and sanding and salting intersections and steep grades late this afternoon.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says plans are to get the some lanes on the heavily traveled routes covered plowed, salted and sanded...
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