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Man Faces Murder Charge in SD Reservation Stabbing

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 29-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder following a fatal stabbing Saturday on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation in South Dakota. An FBI affidavit says Jared Slader is accused of stabbing Lester Peneaux with a 3- or 4-inch knife outside the Golden Rule Bar in Eagle Butte...
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Local Citizens Asked to Take Short Online Survey on Outdoor Pool/Waterpark for Pierre/Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An online survey is open for the next few weeks to allow Pierre and Fort Pierre citizens to weigh in on a local group’s discussion regarding an outdoor pool/waterpark for the communities.  An Outdoor Pool Task Force was set up about five years ago to talk about what to...
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USDA Says SD Wheat, Oats and Barley Harvesting Coming to End

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – It was another hot, dry week for South Dakota crops, except in the north-central part of the state, which got some much-needed rain. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says topsoil moisture supplies for the week ending Sunday were 13 percent very short, 42 percent short, 44 percent adequate and...
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SD DOT Urges Removal of Hay From Road Ditches

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers and ranchers to follow deadlines for removing processed hay from highway ditches. State regulations require that hay be removed from the highway right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1. Department officials say removing...
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Asphalt Work Starting on Road Segments in Stanley, Potter and Walworth Counties This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two projects will start this week on central South Dakota roadways.  An asphalt crack sealing project starts on Highway 1806 today beginning at Oahe Dam and extending north for about 30 miles.  Wednesday brings the start of work on an asphalt paving project on Highway 83 from Highway 212...
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Former SD Legislator Jay Duenwald Dies at Age 76

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota legislator Jay Duenwald died over the weekend. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Duenwald, of Hoven, died Saturday. He was 76. Daugaard did not give a cause of death. Duenwald served from 1997-2002 in the South Dakota House of Representatives and from 2003-2008 in the state Senate. He held...
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South Dakota Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and Education Secretary Schopp

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, September 9, tune into select Dakota News Network affiliates for the September broadcast of South Dakota Perspective.  This monthly program features various guests who focus on issues relevant to South Dakota.  We’re happy to welcome as our first guest Monday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  In the second...
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KGFX to Broadcast Hometown Tour to Highlight Fort Pierre Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour schedule for 2013.  Our next broadcast takes us to Fort Pierre, where we’ll broadcast live from Oahe Marina north of Fort Pierre.  Some of the guests we plan to speak with Wednesday morning include new Stanley County School Superintendent...
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NWS Looks Back at August Temperatures and Rains for Central Sections of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that August brought below normal temps in the first part of the month and the end of the month saw very warm to hot conditions.  In central and northeast South Dakota, average monthly temps were from near to almost two degrees above normal.  The...
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SD Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A broad coalition of South Dakota organizations is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the farm bill. The Plainsman of Huron reports that members of the coalition took part Saturday in a rally at the State Fair. Coalition members say the farm bill includes comprehensive programs that affect all...
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