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Board on Geographic Names Seeks Input on Proposed Name for Creek in Campbell County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Board on Geographic Names is asking for public input on what to name a creek in Campbell County.  The unnamed creek is located north of Pollock.  So far, there has been one name proposed for the creek-Searl Creek.  The board would like to see the public weigh...
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PPD Says Two Vehicle Collision Leaves One Injured Tuesday Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) At least one person was injured in a two vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon.  Pierre Police Department Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Sioux and Poplar Avenues.  He says a 1995 Jeep Cherokee driven by a Pierre woman was westbound in...
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2014 Indian Education Summit Wrapped Up Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An address given Tuesday evening by Governor Dennis Daugaard brought a close to the 2014 Indian Education Summit in Pierre. This year was the 11th annual event–and the theme was “From Every Beginning, a Bright Future”. The summit is held to give educators, board members, tribal leaders and parents...
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FPFD Puts Out Grass Fire at ORV Course

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department put out a grass fire at the Off Road Vehicle area near Oahe Dam yesterday afternoon. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 4:30 p.m. when smoke was noted near that location. Cronin says the grass fire burned in a...
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Report: Midwest Economic Index Drops in September

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic survey index for nine Midwestern and Plains states suggests economic growth in the region will slow down in the months ahead. A survey report issued Wednesday says the overall September index dropped nearly three points to 54.3, from 57.2 the previous month. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss,...
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Fire Near Apartment Complex Leaves Damage to Exterior of Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that burned in shrubbery Tuesday morning caused damage to the exterior of an apartment complex in Pierre.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was noted just outside a two-story, four-plex apartment building in the 200 block of North Spruce Avenue.  Paul says the fire originated...
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4 SD Schools Receive National Achievement Honor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four South Dakota schools have earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for gains in academic achievement. South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon schools are: Howard Elementary School in Howard; Medary Elementary School in Brookings; O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls; and Timber Lake High School in Timber Lake. The...
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Custer Buffalo Roundup Matches Past Turnout of 14K

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous six years. The 49th annual roundup took place Friday in the Black Hills. Horseback riders were joined by all-terrain vehicles and pickup...
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SD Hospitals Are Equipped to Handle Ebola Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Hospitals in South Dakota say they are equipped to safely manage patients infected with Ebola. Avera Health says it has rooms to host sick patients in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Aberdeen, Marshall, Mitchell and Yankton. Sanford Health says it has more than 30 rooms in Sioux Falls. Federal health officials...
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South Dakota Wheat Production Up 69 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wheat production in South Dakota this year is up 69 percent from 2013, to 131 million bushels. The Agriculture Department’s small grain production report estimates winter wheat production in the state up 127 percent, spring wheat up 40 percent and durum wheat up 7 percent. The report estimates South...
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