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Thune Discusses Syrian Issue-Has Had Lots of Input from Constituents

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Senator John Thune says he’s been hearing the opinions of South Dakotans, both via phone calls to his office and in recent stops around South Dakota-regarding what the nation should do about chemical attacks on Syrian citizens that are said to have been linked to Syrian President Bashar Assad....
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Hughes-Stanley County Republicans to Meet Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly noon luncheon meeting for the Hughes-Stanley County Republicans will be held tomorrow in Pierre.  Tad Perry, Stanley County Chair of the group, says Bob Sutton will be the featured speaker at the meeting, which will be held during the noon hour at Jakes Restaurant.  During the meeting,...
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Authorities Conduct Check for Drugs in Vehicles in Riggs Parking Lot Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local authorities spent some time Tuesday morning at the parking lot at Riggs High School as part of a check for the presence of drugs.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers from the Pierre Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol and Northern Plains Safe Trails Drug Task Force...
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Portions of Dakota Avenue to See Road and Infrastructure Work in Coming Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre has started construction on a Sanitary Sewer Replacement project on a portion of Dakota Avenue.  Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the work involves a half block of sewer at Robert Street-east to the alley.  Patton says because of...
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Governor Says His Office to be Represented as Discussion on Corps’ Plans to Sell Surplus Water to be Held at October Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Western States Water Council will hold a meeting in South Dakota next month and will include the discussion of the Corps of Engineers proposed rule change for managing and selling what it deems as “surplus water” on its agenda.  The organization’s Fall Council meeting will take place October...
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Pierre Leaders Move Forward on Events Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre City Commission has approved the hiring of a company to start work on a possible indoor sports facility and events center in South Dakota’s capital city. The city will pay Icon Architectural Group $55,000 to find private partners, locate possible sites, produce designs and a timeline and study...
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SD Governor Daugaard Asks That Flags Fly at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking people to fly all flags at half-staff in honor of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. President Barack Obama has designated Wednesday, Sept. 11, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The president also...
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SD Has Second West Nile Virus Death of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say a second person has died in South Dakota from the West Nile virus this year. He or she was a Tripp County resident in their 80s. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger told KELO-TV this is one of the most serious seasons in years. He says that...
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Corps Continuing Drought Conservation Measures and Announces Annual Operating Plan Meetings

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers says drought conditions continue to impact a large portion of the upper Missouri River Basin.  In a recent update, the Corps says runoff in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa last month was just above normal at 107 percent of normal, but the...
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Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An eastern South Dakota native has been named as South Dakota’s Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch said yesterday that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Wastweet graduated from Lake Preston High School and...
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