News

City Notes Limited Ways to Access Opera House During Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the start later this week of the Pierre Players production of South Pacific, the public is being reminded that the options for those entering the Grand Opera House will be limited.  A major infrastructure project has been underway on upper Pierre Street in recent weeks and has resulted...
Keep Reading »

Shannon County Name Change Proposal OK’d for Vote

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Residents of Shannon County will vote in November on whether to change the name to Oglala Lakota County. KCSR radio reports that Auditor Sue Ganje says supporters of a change have gathered enough petition signatures to put the matter on the November general election ballot. The county makes up...
Keep Reading »

PRFD Called Monday Afternoon to Put Out Fire in Wheat Field Being Harvested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) For the second day in a row, members of the Pierre Rural Fire Department worked to put out a fire that started while a wheat field was being combined.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the fire was reported about 12:35 p.m. and was burning in a wheat...
Keep Reading »

Dakotas Lead US in Economic Well-Being for Kids

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A new report says strong local economies and an oil boom have helped the Dakotas lead the nation in terms of economic well-being for children. But the 25th annual Kids Count report says there’s still room for improvement in education and the number of children living in poverty. The report...
Keep Reading »

SD Gets Over $294K to Digitize Historic Newspapers

WASHINGTON (AP) – South Dakota has been granted more than $294,000 in federal funds to digitize 100,000 pages of historic state newspapers. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson on Monday announced the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Johnson says the funds will help preserve and promote South Dakota’s rich history. The grant will...
Keep Reading »

Two Fires Burn in Area Wheat Fields Sunday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two fires yesterday kept area crews busy. The Harrold Fire Department was summoned to a fire about ten miles south and six miles west of Harrold yesterday evening about 6:30 p.m.-according to the department’s Treg Cowan. Cowan says the blaze was first reported as a combine fire, but instead, firefighters...
Keep Reading »

Crop Conditions Good Despite Week With Little Rain

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop conditions in South Dakota were reported mostly good to excellent despite a week with little rainfall. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that topsoil moisture supplies were 82 percent adequate to surplus and subsoil moisture was rated 84 percent adequate to surplus. Spring wheat, oats...
Keep Reading »

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center Offering August and Early Fall Climate Outlook

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Looking ahead to the coming weeks, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center says cooler than average temperatures are expected to show up in parts of the state through August-especially in northern South Dakota.  The outlook was released last Thursday and indicates that most of northern South Dakota is likely to see...
Keep Reading »

Draft Master Plan Update for Fort Randall Dam/Lake Francis Case Available For Public Review

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Army Corps of Engineers is now offering the public a chance to view the draft master plan for Fort Randall Dam/Lake Francis Case.  The plan details the management and development of the resources for the waterway and dam, including public use, environmentally sensitive areas and cultural resources within...
Keep Reading »

Hot Weather Blanketing Much of the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service has posted heat advisories for central and eastern South Dakota and southeastern North Dakota. The forecast calls for high temperatures in the region Monday in the 90s and lower 100s. Humidity will make it feel even hotter. There also is a chance of thunderstorms in...
Keep Reading »