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SD House Shift Funds for $41 Million Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has unanimously approved a bill that would use a windfall in state revenue to pay the state’s share of constructing a new state Veterans Home in Hot Springs. The measure next goes to the Senate. The $41 million project is being financed with $23.6 million in...
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SD Lawmakers Look at Waterfowl License Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state legislative panel is looking at a bill that would allow former South Dakota residents to get special waterfowl hunting licenses if they are sponsored by relatives who still live in the state. The measure would provide special hunting licenses for nonresidents who were born in South Dakota or...
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State Sportswriters High School Basketball Ratings

UNDATED (AP) –  South Dakota boys basketball poll from the South Dakota Sportswriters Association.  Includes (first place votes) record, total points and previous ranking. Class AA Record    Pts    Prv 1.  Huron  (9)                                18-1      45     1 2.  Sioux  Falls  Roosevelt                    16-3      32     2 3.  Pierre                                      17-2      26     3 4.  Rapid  City  Stevens           ...
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Mobridge Area Chamber’s Community Grants

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  After another successful Mobridge Ice Fishing Tournament, the Mobridge Area Chamber of Commerce’s Tourism Committee has again decided to give $5,000 in grants back to the community. “We give these grants in honor of the many volunteers that help with the tournament,” explained Committee Member Jesse Konold. Last year,...
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Pierre to Declare Snow Emergency at Midnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) From The City of Pierre: The city will declare a Snow Emergency as of Midnight tonight.   ALL vehicles must be removed from Emergency Snow Routes by that time or face ticket and tow.   The NO PARKING on Emergency Snow Routes will remain in effect until the Emergency is lifted...
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Meeting Held Friday on Potential Lawsuit from 2011 Flood

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A lawyer from a Kansas City, Missouri-based firm spoke about an hour Friday before a group of about 80 local citizens during a meeting on a potential lawsuit linked in part to the 2011 flood. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released large amounts of water from upstream reservoirs during...
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Retirement Open House Set to Honor Chief Grandpre…Search Continues to Fill Open Police Chief Position

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held this week to honor retiring Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre. The event is planned for Wednesday from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pierre City Hall. Grandpre announced his retirement in January. It is to be effective at the end of this month. Last week,...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Crews Plowing Snows This Afternoon

UNDATED – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is in the process of plowing the highways and the Truck Bypass; along with clearing all the snow routes.   The determination whether or not to declare a snow emergency will be made within the next couple of hours. In Fort Pierre, plows are going to be...
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Obama to Act on Keystone in ‘A Couple of Months’

WASHINGTON (AP) – Governors are quoting President Barack Obama as saying he expects to decide on the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline in the next couple of months. Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman, a Republican who supports the pipeline, said Obama was asked about Keystone Monday at a White House meeting with about 40 governors....
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Semi-Truck Damaged in Collision with Train Bridge Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A truck driven by an Eagan, Minnesota driver spent a few extra hours in Pierre over the weekend after it struck the train bridge on Saturday.   Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the rig was northbound on Pierre Street about 6:20 p.m. Saturday and the driver didn’t note the...
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