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PARS Preparing for Another Year of BackPack Program-Asks for Monetary Donations and Volunteers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the start of school next week, the Pierre Area Referral Service is getting ready to kick off another year of the BackPack Program for elementary school age children who attend classes in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The program was piloted at a Pierre elementary school in 2008 and...
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BGCCA Members Say Thanks to This Year’s Blue Door Society Donors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Generous donors that have helped the local Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area are being visited by club members bearing treats.  The club is honoring those who are members of its Blue Door Society.  The Blue Door Society designation is given to those who donate $1,000 or...
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Highmore to Completely Rehab Highway 47 Through the City Next Year

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Highmore will see some major road renovation work next year, as plans call for a complete overhaul of Highway 47, which runs north/south through the heart of the community.  Highmore Mayor Vicki Day says the project will be quite extensive, but it will be a wonderful...
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SD July Jobless Rate Drops 0.6 Percent Over Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Bureau of Labor Statistics says South Dakota’s unemployment rate in July was 3.9 percent, unchanged from June and down from 4.5 percent in July 2012. The state’s labor force in July increased by 1.6 percent over the year to 449,000, and the level of unemployed dropped by 13...
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