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United Blood Services Blood Drive Being Held in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding a blood drive in Pierre today.  The blood drive is underway until 4:30 p.m. and is being held at the Family Center for Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at the intersection of Euclid and Broadway Avenues.  They are welcoming walk-ins today, but for...
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State to Break Ground on New Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs plans to break ground later this month on a new veterans home in Hot Springs. A ceremony at the site of the current Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home campus is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. MDT. Scheduled speakers include...
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SIDS Down in SD in 2012, Infant Mortality Still Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of deaths in South Dakota attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was at its lowest level ever in 2012, but the state’s infant mortality rate still rose. The state Health Department says there were six SIDS deaths in 2012, well below the 13-year median of 9 deaths. However,...
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Troubled Beef Plant Borrowing $512K to Pay Bills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is allowing Northern Beef Packers to borrow $512,000 to pay bills as its Chapter 11 bankruptcy case continues. Judge Charles Nail approved the plant’s request to obtain secured credit during a hearing on Thursday. Northern Beef’s request to borrow $2.25 million and move forward with a...
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Neuharth Award Presentation Ceremony Postponed

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – The Freedom Forum and the University of South Dakota have delayed the 27th presentation of the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media until next year. The ceremony honoring the yet-to-be-named recipient was planned for October 3rd during Dakota Days homecoming festivities, but the co-sponsors say the honoree had...
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G F & P Says Anglers Asked to Turn in Heads of Tagged Salmon

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State fishing officials are asking anglers to turn in heads of tagged Chinook salmon caught on Lake Oahe and the Oahe Tailwaters to help with research. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is evaluating how stocking salmon at different locations might improve survival and catches. GF&P Fisheries Biologist...
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USDA Raises SD Corn Yield, Drops Soy Yield

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has raised its yield forecast for South Dakota’s corn crop while dropping its soybean yield estimate. The department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says the average yield for the state’s corn crop is forecast at 145 bushels per acre, up 7 bushels from the August...
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Director of Fort Pierre’s CYI Center Says Facility Continues to be Hub for Local Activities

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s Community and Youth Involved Center is a location that is very rarely empty, as the facility houses activities for people from children to senior citizen age; along with being the home for a number of community events throughout the year.  The center was built more than...
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Mosquito Control Conference Coming to Fort Pierre September 25

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Mosquito Control and West Nile Virus Conference will be held later this month in Fort Pierre.  The event had been scheduled for earlier this year, but a blizzard resulted in the event being postponed and it will be held September 25 instead.  In 2012, the state...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival to be Held This Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This is the weekend for the second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival.  Activities will be split between locations in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Tomorrow evening, there will be a cowboy music jam at Pierre Music on Capitol Avenue starting at seven.  Saturday and Sunday, daytime activities will be...
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