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Festival Draws Western Heritage Enthusiasts

UNDATED – (DRG News) This past weekend brought the second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival to central South Dakota.  Daytime events Saturday and Sunday were held at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre and Saturday evening-a concert took place at the Pierre Opera House.   Attendees took in western arts and crafts exhibits, vendors, demonstrations...
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Men Arrested for Theft and Use of Credit Card from Unlocked Vehicle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon after police investigated the report of a theft from a vehicle.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that someone had gained access to a car that was parked in the alley in the 200 block of South Jefferson Avenue Sunday morning. ...
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State Employee Blood Drive for Tuesday Still Needs More Donors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A blood drive for South Dakota State Employees is planned for tomorrow in Pierre.  According to Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services in Mitchell, the blood drive has 72 open slots and several of those slots remain open at this time.  Titze says UBS wants to bring...
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Pedestrian Killed on Highway in Southern SD

WHITE RIVER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that killed a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 83 in south central South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Randy Larvie, of Yankton, died Sunday night when he came in contact with a pickup truck about a mile north of the town...
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Grants Available to SD Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department is asking rural youth groups to apply for grants to support community projects. The grants are available to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value...
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South Dakota’s Risky Bridges Lie on Lesser Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey of South Dakota’s bridges finds more than 100 of them carry a dual designation that could mean problems. The Associated Press analyzed data in the National Bridge Inventory, and found 127 South Dakota bridges classified as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient.” The first category means the bridge...
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Buche’s Foods Purchases Gemar Stores

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – A grocer whose family has been in business 108 years is adding to his operation, almost by accident. When R.F. Buche bought the Tripp store this year, he made a courtesy call to Greg Gemar, who owns stores in neighboring Scotland and Tyndall. The Press & Dakotan reports Gemar had...
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GF&P Offering Educator Archery Training Sessions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering free archery training for educators. National Archery in the Schools Program trainings sessions are scheduled for Rapid City on Sept. 30 and Oacoma on Oct. 2. The day-long training sessions run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program provides the...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-17-25-37-44, Powerball: 20 Estimated jackpot: $317 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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SD Says Railroad Hasn’t Spent Promised Funds

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say Canadian Pacific Railway hasn’t spent a promised $472 million to improve a rail system that includes the only direct east-west line that serves western South Dakota. Canadian Pacific disputes the state’s claims and says it has met financial obligations for the line. The Rapid City...
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