News

IMG_5674

Mobridge Trailer House Fire

Mobridge, SD – KOLY – At approximately 2:15 PM on October 21, 2013, the Mobridge Fire Department responded to a trailer house fire at 312 10th Ave E in Mobridge. Upon arrival the trailer house had smoke coming from the doors and windows. All occupants vacated the residence without injury. According to the resident...
Keep Reading »
Horse Effigy October 19, 2013

Special Open House Held Saturday as Historical Society Prepares to Send Sioux Horse Effigy on International Tour

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Turnout was good Saturday at an event marked as a “send-off” for a Sioux Horse Effigy stick-a museum artifact which will be featured soon in an upcoming international traveling exhibit.   The horse effigy is the logo for the South Dakota State Historical Society and has been housed at the...
Keep Reading »
Senator Tim Johnson

Johnson Accepting Applicants for Internships

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is seeking applicants for spring internship positions in his Washington, D.C., Sioux Falls, Rapid City and Aberdeen offices. Johnson says the Washington positions provide students with a chance to serve South Dakota and gain first-hand knowledge of the federal government. Press interns track media coverage, organize...
Keep Reading »
Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Daugaard: Storm Damage Assessments Slated

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says damage assessments will begin next week for counties and tribal land impacted from an early October storm that dumped 4 feet or more of snow in some areas. Daugaard says the assessment by state, local and federal officials will begin on Oct. 28. The assessment...
Keep Reading »
Customer Service Representative on Phone

Navigators Help Get Native Americans Insurance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Insurance enrollment helpers are encouraging Native Americans to sign up for coverage under the nation’s new health care law. Native Americans are exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that people carry insurance. But “navigators” tasked with helping people get insurance say the new law will give Native Americans...
Keep Reading »
Powerball Logo

Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game October 19, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 09-33-54-56-57, Powerball: 5 Estimated jackpot: $186 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/ 
Keep Reading »
Northern Beef Packers Logo

Attorneys Seek $12.75 M Minimum Bid for Beef Plant

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys are asking that a minimum bid of $12.75 million be set for an idled South Dakota beef packing plant at an auction scheduled for Dec. 5. The Aberdeen American News reports attorneys for Northern Beef Packers filed a motion in federal bankruptcy court to establish bidding procedures for the...
Keep Reading »
Doctor and Nurse

SD Doctors Urge State to Expand Medicaid Program

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota doctors are renewing pressure on Gov. Dennis Daugaard to expand the state’s Medicaid program. Dr. Daniel Heinemann, president of the South Dakota State Medical Association, told a group of 50 physicians in Rapid City that failure to expand Medicaid could have an effect on all South Dakotans....
Keep Reading »
Motorcycle and Rider

Attendance, Revenue Up at Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – Sturgis city officials report that attendance and revenue at this year’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally were up from last year. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that an estimated 467,338 people attended this year’s rally in August, an increase of about 21,000 from 2012. Officials estimate attendance at the rally by using...
Keep Reading »
Ring Necked Pheasant

South Dakota’s Main Pheasant Hunting Season Opens

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some statewide elected officials are joining tens of thousands of other hunters to take to the fields for the opening of South Dakota’s main hunting season. KELO-TV reports Rep. Kristi Noem planned to join family and friends Saturday to hunt near her family farm in Castlewood, while Sen. John...
Keep Reading »