Two New Voices Added to the DRG Airwaves!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group would like to introduce you to our newest on-air staff members! You’ve been hearing the voice of Gary Ballinger since July 2 on KGFX and on 94 Country. Gary is a native of Indiana and has a lengthy radio career, having worked in the Florida...
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Newly Reconstructed Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex to Open to the Public Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local gun enthusiasts will be happy to know that the Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex will be open to the public later on today. Pat Buscher, Oahe Downstream District Supervisor says the creation of a new shooting complex has been underway since early 2005 and work to demolish a...
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Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk/Run Coming to Pierre Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the annual Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk/Run to the Pierre area. This will be the third year for the event, and the Honorary Chairpersons will be Rick and Twila Dockter. The Dockter’s lost their son to suicide 14 years ago. The Step Forward to Prevent Suicide...
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HCSO Called to Two Vehicle Accident North of Pierre Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sent to the hospital after a two vehicle accident Thursday evening north of Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident was reported on Highway 1804 about three miles north of Pierre about 7:35 p.m. last evening.  An investigation shows a 17-year-old male driving...
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SD to Reprint Hunting Handbooks Because of Errors

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will have to reprint 250,000 hunting handbooks because of incorrect dates given for two seasons.        The Mitchell Republic reports the mistake will cost about $32,500. The original handbooks showed incorrect dates for the hunting seasons for tundra swan and Unit...
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Corps Increases Releases Into Missouri River

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The amount of water released into the Missouri River is increasing after August runoff was the third highest in more than a century. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says boosting releases from four lower dams will prepare the reservoir system for next year’s anticipated runoff and reduce flood...
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Keystone XL Operator to Seek PUC’s Recertification

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The operator of the long-delayed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline says it will ask South Dakota’s utility regulators to recertify the portion of the project that runs through the state before the end of September. Corey Goulet is the president of Keystone Projects for TransCananda Corp. He says the...
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Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup Set for Sept. 26

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) – The state has released details on Custer State Park’s 49th Annual Buffalo Roundup and Arts Festival. The roundup is the morning of Friday, Sept. 26, and the arts festival opens that afternoon and runs through Sunday, Sept. 28. Custer State Park superintendent Matt Snyder says more than 10,000...
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SDSHS Offers Tax Benefit for Historic Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s historical society is reminding residents to apply for property tax benefits for historic sites. The historical society says Nov. 3 is the deadline to apply for the state’s eight-year tax moratorium for restoration and rehabilitation work that happened in 2014. Society director Jay Vogt says an eight-year delay...
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South Dakota Attorney General Warns of Data Theft

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning South Dakota residents to watch out for unauthorized credit and debit card charges following a potential data breach at Home Depot stores. Home Depot’s outgoing CEO Frank Blake hasn’t confirmed that a breach happened. He said Thursday the nation’s largest home-improvement chain learned of...
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