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Monday’s Parade and Tonight’s Coronation Just a Few of the Activities for Governor’s Homecoming Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Homecoming Week continues in Pierre as Riggs High School celebrates Governor Pride!  Monday, the annual Homecoming Parade was held.  Tonight, coronation takes place at Riggs High School.  First Lady candidates are Carney Knecht, Eileen Leong, Jennifer Palmer, Kaitlyn Severyn and Abbie Wieseler.  Governor candidates are Conrad Adam, Cash Anderson,...
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US Ag Secretary Backs South Dakota in DM&E Issue

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Agriculture Secretary is backing the state of South Dakota in its effort to make sure the old Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad keeps operating west of Tracy, Minn. Secretary Thomas Vilsack sent a letter to the Surface Transportation Board urging the panel to support the state’s petition regarding...
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G F & P Says Mountain Lion Sighting in Oahe Dam Area Has Been Confirmed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says game officials have confirmed a reported mountain lion sighting near Oahe Dam north of Pierre.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used a trail camera to photograph the lion as it moved through an undeveloped natural area below Oahe Dam. ...
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Saturday’s Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo Another Success

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say that Saturday’s annual Stirling Family Ranch Rodeo fundraiser held at the Stanley County Fairgrounds drew a good crowd.  It is organized to raise money to help those fighting cancer and their families-and was started in October 1998 as the Dick Stirling Memorial Team Penning to remember...
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This Saturday it’s Oktoberfest in Akaska!!

Akaska, S.D.- (KOLY) Coming up this Saturday September 28th it is the Oktoberfest event in Akaska! It is taking place at the Akaska Community Center. There will be German Food, German Music, German Beer and just an overall great time! Music is going to be provided by M&M Melodies Band and The Dakota Rangers....
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Frozen Wild Game or Meat Needed to Feed Rehabilitating Birds of Prey

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A facility that cares for injured birds and wildlife is once again in need of frozen meat to feed the wild animals.  All Creatures Animal Hospital and Dr. Virginia Trexler Myren currently need pheasant, grouse, deer, elk, bison, antelope or other wild frozen meat to feed rehabilitating birds of...
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Paving Work Underway West of Fort Pierre on Highway 14

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A paving project started yesterday on Highway 14 west of Fort Pierre.  The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the project spans a stretch of about one-half mile in length and is located four miles west of Fort Pierre.  The existing concrete pavement is being removed and the highway...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Project Connect Day Going On Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the Pierre/Fort Pierre Project Connect Day to Faith Lutheran Church in Pierre.  Project Connect is organized by the South Dakota Housing Development Authority.  Project Connect is a one-stop service center that provides access to several different services for families and individuals who may need help with various...
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USDA Says Corn Crop Advancing in Maturity, Behind Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota’s corn crop is advancing in maturity but is lagging behind last year’s pace. The department says South Dakota’s crop is 40 percent mature, well behind last year’s 86 percent and slightly behind the five-year average of 45 percent. Harvest is 4...
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SD Veterans Department Launches New Website

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its new website. Officials say the new site is designed to offer veterans a central clearinghouse of resources. The department has also created a mobile friendly version, making it easier for veterans to access information from their smartphones or tablets. Secretary...
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