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14 Students in Dual Credit Classes in Stanley County Schools

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board was told Monday that 14 of the district’s high school students are currently taking part in dual credit classes. The dual credit option gives older students who meet admissions standards the opportunity to enroll in public postsecondary institutions in the state and earn...
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Pierre’s Superintendent Pleased with Progress on New School Construction

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre school officials indicate that progress continues to be made at the site where a new school is under construction in northeast Pierre. In giving Superintendent’s comments at the school board meeting Monday, Dr. Kelly Glodt announced that in the one month since the last meeting-the school has seen...
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Time to Move Trailers, Campers from Along Pierre Streets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Though we haven’t had snow in central South Dakota yet, the Pierre Police Department says now is a good time for citizens to begin thinking about assisting city crews with snow removal.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the department reminds residents that boat trailers, campers and homemade trailers...
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PACO to Honor Volunteers and “Good People, Good Causes” on November 5

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization has announced its selections for annual awards to be given out next month.  Tiffany Sanchez is this year’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser for 2014 and was nominated by the South Dakota Discovery Center.  The Bud and Thelma Beastrom Family is another award winner-and the family...
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Rural Electric Co-ops Getting Fed Loan Guarantees

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Four rural electrical cooperatives in South Dakota are getting large federal loan guarantees to help build or improve transmission and distribution lines. The money is part of $1.4 billion in U.S. Department of Agriculture loan guarantees for such projects nationwide. The agency says the goal is to improve the...
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Wismer to Attend ‘Women’s Rally’ in Aberdeen Tonight

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic candidate for governor Susan Wismer and her running mate Susy Blake are slated to attend a “Women’s Rally” in Aberdeen. The South Dakota Democratic Party is sponsoring the event tonight. Officials say the rally’s primary focus is to get out the vote for Democratic candidates. North Dakota U.S....
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South Dakota Gay Marriage Ban Headed to Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in Sioux Falls hears arguments Friday on a state request to dismiss a lawsuit from six couples trying to block South Dakota’s gay marriage ban. The complaint challenges a 1996 law passed by the South Dakota Legislature and a voter-approved 2006 constitutional amendment banning gay marriage...
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SDGFP Officials Expect Usual Crowd Coming for Opener

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say they expect this weekend’s annual pheasant opener to draw the usual crowd of thousands even after an unusually low harvest in 2013. Game, Fish and Parks Director Tony Leif says he’s optimistic this season will bring in more hunters but says numbers for the opener are always high....
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Wheat Growers Breaks Ground for New Facility at Kennebec

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) Wheat Growers officially broke ground Wednesday for its new shuttle loader grain handling, fertilizer and agronomy facility in Kennebec.  The facility is to be built along the soon-to-be rehabilitated railroad line that’s part of the state of South Dakota’s expansion of heavy rail service between Chamberlain and Presho.  Wheat...
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Medical Residency Key to Improved Health Care

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Medical Association says a lack of college residency programs in the state is contributing to a shortage of primary health care options. The association estimates that one-fourth of South Dakotans face a shortage of health care options. President Mary Milroy says a statewide shortage of...
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