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Bowdle Healthcare Center Gets a Remodel

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Bowdle Healthcare Center in Bowdle, S.D. recently went through some changes.  A remodel was done and here is what Sandra Schlechter, CEO, told us took place. They remodeled their old surgery and delivery rooms and made them into a cat scan room and a larger emergency room. The emergency room is set...
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FEMA Teams Surveying Blizzard, Flood Damage in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working in western South Dakota to document the damage caused by an Oct. 4 blizzard. The storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in the region, cutting power to about 30,000 customers, killing tens of thousands of cattle, and damaging...
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More Truckers Take Aim at Midwest Propane Shortage

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A major distributor of propane in the Midwest says it’s bringing in truckers from around the country to try to tackle a shortage of the gas in the region. CHS Inc. propane marketing manager Matt Kumm tells The Forum that peak harvesting times usually are staggered throughout the Midwest,...
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Huron to Help With Razing of 4-H Hall at Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The building that housed 4-H exhibits and competitions at the South Dakota State Fair since the 1950′s is coming down. KOKK-AM reports Huron City commissioners approved a request to help with the demolition of Clover Hall by providing a dump truck and pay-loader and waiving landfill fees. State Fair Manager...
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Mount Rushmore Quarter Released in SD October 30, 2013

New Mount Rushmore Quarter to be Released

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – The Shrine of Democracy will soon fit in your pocket. The new Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarter will be released Nov. 6 at a ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Custer. Collectors will be able to swap cash for $10 rolls of the new quarter and buy uncirculated Mount...
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Drought Still Impacting Missouri River Management

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers says it expects higher-than-usual runoff in the Missouri River basin next year, but the system of dams along the river will still have minimum flows to recover from drought last year. The Capital Journal reports that the corps says wet soil conditions from abnormally high...
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Sculptor Working on Rounds Statue for Trail of Governors Talks About the Theme of the Artwork

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the artists who is part of the Trail of Governors project in Pierre is now working on a third statue, that of former Governor Mike Rounds.   A total of six statues are now up in different locations in Pierre, stretching from near the Capitol Building to downtown...
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Hubbel Discusses Issues of Concern Following Political Announcement for Governor’s Office

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Sioux Falls woman who plans to run for Governor in the Republican primary next year says she’s had a favorable response to the announcement.  Former South Dakota State Representative Lora Hubbel announced earlier this month that she wants to be on the ballot for the Governor’s office...
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With the First Snow in Local Cities-Fort Pierre and Pierre Offer Reminders of Street Parking Rules for Trailers and Vehicles

UNDATED – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is reminding residents that they need to move boats, campers and recreational vehicles from the public right of ways soon.  According to ordinance, the units should not be parked on the traveled portion of the public right of way in Fort Pierre between November 15...
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Pierre Man Arrested on Assault and False Imprisonment Charges Sunday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken to the Hughes County Jail late Sunday night on Assault and False Imprisonment charges.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police were called to a location in the 500 block of West Missouri Avenue on Sunday night-about 11:50 p.m. for a welfare check.  An...
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