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Meeting Held Tuesday on Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 40-50 people attended a public meeting yesterday as part of the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project. Yesterday’s meeting followed a similar open house held in November. The DOT and the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre are using the meetings to inform area residents...
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Co-Wagonmaster Says 125th Wagon Train Gaining Interest-Sign Ups Continue

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A September wagon train-which is being held to celebrate South Dakota’s 125th anniversary-continues to attract attention from people interested in taking part. The 125th Birthday Wagon Train will kick off September 4 in Yankton and arrive at the Capitol in Pierre September 20. Gerald Kessler of Fort Pierre, who...
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AAA Updates South Dakota Gas Prices

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says the average gas price in the state is $3.59 per gallon-an amount that has gone up about a cent in the past week and is about four cents higher than one year ago.  AAA expects the average price of gas in the state will...
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Fort Pierre City Pool Temporarily Closed for Repairs

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre City Pool has been temporarily closed for repair work.  The city says the pool will likely re-open again tomorrow, July 3, but city officials will provide details on the progress of repairs after the work gets underway.  For questions, contact the City Office at 223-7690.
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Some 2013 SD Laws Well Rooted After First Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s laws passed in 2013 have been on the books for one year and some are making more of an impact on the state than others. Bipartisan initiatives on public safety and economic development have launched. And while state officials are ready to support a policy allowing armed staff...
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SD Grants $11,000 to Address Forestry Problems

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture has provided more than $11,000 in grants for tree planting projects. They came from the Urban and Community Forestry Comprehensive Challenge Grant Program and the U.S. Forest Service. Recipients matched the grants with more than $16,000 worth of additional resources. Participating communities are providing...
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Senate Candidates Show Wide Array on Energy Issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. Senate candidates show a wide range of positions on the government’s role in energy development. Democrat Rick Weiland says big oil has been writing the nation’s energy policy, and until that changes it’s going to be difficult to develop a smart policy for the people and...
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SD Woman Sentenced to 130 Years in Boys Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 23-year-old Gann Valley woman has been sentenced to 130 years in prison for beating to death a 4-year-old boy because he wet his pants. Donika Gonzales has been ordered to serve 130 years for first-degree manslaughter and 15 years for aggravated assault. The sentences will run concurrently. Attorney General...
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Donors Needed with Hoven Blood Drive Wednesday

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Hoven is holding a summer blood drive tomorrow.  The United Blood Services says there is a decreased number of appointments for Wednesday’s drive-likely because it is right before the Fourth of July holiday and many donors are busy.  As of this morning, there were more than 25 open slots. ...
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Highway 34 at Howes Reopens Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Transportation Department officials were to reopen a section of Highway 34 from Howes Corner east this morning.  The DOT closed the two and a half mile segment last month to start repair work for damage caused when the grades for Howes and Buffalo lake dams eroded because...
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