National Weather Service

Forecasters Look at Weather Stats for Past Thanksgivings

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Forecasters are predicting temperatures in the low 30′s in central South Dakota on Thanksgiving Day-with no mention of any precipitation in the state’s mid-section.  The National Weather Service says that means it will be cooler than the high temperatures that have been recorded for the past few Thanksgiving holidays. ...
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Ring Necked Pheasant

Registration Deadline Coming Up for December 6 Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The registration deadline for the December 6 Governor’s Pheasant Habitat Summit in Huron is coming up in a few days and officials say there is lots of interest in the event.   Tony Leif, Wildlife Division Director for the Game, Fish and Parks Department says registration has been steady and...
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Highway Patrol Superintendent Urges Safe Travel On SD Roads

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The national Thanksgiving Day holiday fatality reporting period this year starts tomorrow evening and continues through Sunday-and state officials are asking travelers to put safety first on the highway during that time and throughout the year.   Governor Dennis Daugaard issued a statement yesterday asking South Dakotans to travel safely...
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2013 Chamber Parade of Lights Has a New Date and Time

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year’s holiday season will bring a change in the date and time for the annual Parade of Lights.  The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will hold the parade on Saturday this year-with the parade coming up this weekend-November 30 at 6:00 p.m.  Chamber CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says...
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Siren Test This Morning in Pierre/Fort Pierre Area

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Office is conducting a siren test this morning.  Local residents should note that sirens will be sounded this morning about 11:00 a.m.  Emergency Manager Rob Fines reminds people that the sirens are being triggered for testing purposes only.
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Delta to Fly Between Rapid City and Atlanta

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Delta Air Lines is adding nonstop once-a-week flights between Rapid City and Atlanta, beginning next June. Airport official say it will be the seventh major hub to which fliers out of the western South Dakota city can connect. The other six are Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver, Chicago and Minneapolis....
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Tear Down of Clover Hall November 2013 (Courtesy Photo)

Crews Tearing Down 4-H Hall at State Fair in Huron

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Crews have started demolishing a building that housed 4-H exhibits and competitions at the South Dakota State Fair since the 1950s. The state Agriculture Department says Clover Hall started coming down last week. A campaign for a new building to replace it is taking donations over three years. The state...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Urges Safe Thanksgiving Holiday Travel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking South Dakotans to be safety conscious as they travel over Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend. The state last year had no highway fatalities during the Thanksgiving Day travel reporting period. It marked the first time in a decade that has happened. South Dakota recorded 225 highway...
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SD Corn Harvest Near Done; Low Prices Big Concern

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers have harvested most of this year’s row crops and the frigid weather shouldn’t hurt grain still in the field, though fall tillage is probably over because the ground is frozen. The National Agriculture Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that dry weather helped the...
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Cultural Heritage Center

Work Complete on New Visitor Parking Lot at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work was finalized last week on a new visitor parking lot at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.  The work was completed just in time for this Friday’s annual holiday open house of the South Dakota State Historical Society.  Parking has been a problem at the center since it...
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