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FPFD Helps Put Out Sunday Fire in Stanley County Wheat Field

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three area fire departments responded to a wheat field fire on Sunday evening. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says his firefighters were told of a fire in a wheat field about 6:15 p.m. on Sunday evening. The fire was burning in a field being combined about 42...
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Fort Pierre City Council to Hold Special Meeting This Evening on Street Projects

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre’s City Council will hold a special meeting this evening with the focus on street projects in the community. Mayor Gloria Hanson says the council will take the time to look at all the work that still needs to be complete around town this construction season and...
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Education Students in SD Get State Scholarship

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nineteen South Dakota college students who have committed to work in critical teaching areas after graduation have been awarded a state scholarship. Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Monday announced the first recipients of the Critical Teaching Needs Scholarship Program. The winners have agreed to remain in the state and work in...
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Grain Storage Space a Problem in Parts of SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Rail congestion and large crops are leading to worries about grain storage space as South Dakota’s harvest gets underway. Rail cars are in short supply in the northern Plains, with many officials and farmers blaming increased crude oil and freight shipments from North Dakota’s booming oil patch. That means the...
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Tribal Group Asking for Hearing on Water Rights

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Native American leaders in the Dakotas are working to preserve water rights they say are guaranteed by a century-old treaty. Representatives of the Standing Rock, Oglala and Rosebud tribes are part of the Great Plains Water Alliance, which the Rapid City Journal says is pushing for a congressional hearing...
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US Attorneys Turn Up Heat on Health Care Fraud

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they’re increasing their focus on health care fraud cases. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal and civil divisions to...
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South Dakota Highway 34 Closing East of Howes

HOWES, S.D. (AP) – State transportation officials say a stretch of Highway 34 east of Howes will be closed for about five weeks. The section to be closed is about halfway between Pierre and Sturgis, just east of the Highway 34 junction with Highway 73 North. The closure that will begin Aug. 11 blocks...
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SD Governor Awards $1.3M to Recreational Trails

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has awarded $1.3 million to recreational trails in several cities, state parks and the Black Hills National Forest.        Daugaard this week announced the awards given through the Recreational Trails Program. The cities that were awarded grants for trail construction and upgrades are Aberdeen,...
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Emergency, Other SD Shelters Get Housing Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Housing Development Authority has granted more than $510,000 to 20 emergency and domestic violence shelters in the state. The shelters are located in 15 communities across the South Dakota. Funds can be used for renovation or rehabilitation of emergency housing shelters, shelter operations, homeless prevention, rapid re-housing...
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City Administrator Talks About This Year’s Busy Construction Season

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction projects are taking place in many areas around Pierre this summer. From the construction of a new Menard’s store, to a new elementary school and several city street projects, Pierre is buzzing with building and street work. Pierre’s City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier says the weather has helped in...
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