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SDSHS Horse Effigy Finishing First Leg of Traveling Exhibition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Sioux Horse Effigy, which comes from the collection of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, is finishing up it’s first stop as part of a traveling exhibition. The artifact has been on display in Paris since April 7 as part of the exhibition titled “The...
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Pierre School Board Rejects Second Set of Bids for Purchase of McKinley Elementary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board voted to reject two new bids for the purchase of McKinley Elementary School at yesterday’s monthly meeting. Last week, bids on the building of $226,500 from Delton and Lanny Blake and $260,000 from Mark Zarecky were opened. Monday the board unanimously rejected both bids. A...
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Search Continues for New Tribal Relations Secretary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard says the search for a replacement for Tribal Relations Secretary J.R. LaPlante continues. LaPlante announced in April that he would be resigning August 1 from the job he has held for about three years to take a position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sioux Falls....
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Pierre Breaks Record Low This Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre had no trouble breaking the record low for this morning. The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the thermometer bottomed out at 46 degrees earlier today. The old record was 52 set back in 1961. Mobridge fell to 48 degrees this morning, just a few degrees above the...
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First Lady to Hold Book Walk August 11

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) First Lady Linda Daugaard will hold the second annual book walk for children at the Governor’s Mansion next month.  The event will be Monday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the backyard of the Governor’s Residence.  Children in junior kindergarten through the second grade are...
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Common Sunflower Disease Found in the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The National Sunflower Association says a common sunflower disease has been found in fields across the Dakotas after a wet planting season. The group says downy mildew was been found in about two-thirds of fields surveyed over the last two weeks in North Dakota and South Dakota. About 70 fields...
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Former South Dakotan Expected to be Spotlighted on TV Crime Show Sunday Night

A Texas man who was originally from the Pierre/Fort Pierre area is expected to be featured in a segment on a national TV crime show this weekend. In May, the U.S. Marshals Service added convicted sex offender and escapee Kevin Patrick Stoeser to its 15 Most Wanted fugitive list. The list is the Marshals...
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SDGF&P Conservation Officers Stress Boating Safety

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As central South Dakotans enjoy their time outdoors this summer, Game, Fish and Parks officials remind people to be safe on local waterways. Sully County Conservation Officer Andy Schmahl says the G F & P patrols the river during the busy summer months-and is mostly concerned with making sure...
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Medicaid Expansion Big Issue for SD Gubernatorial Candidate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic governor candidate Susan Wismer hopes Medicaid expansion will be a winning issue in her battle to unseat Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The Argus Leader reports that Wismer is campaigning across the state in favor of covering tens of thousands of low-income South Dakotans in an expanded Medicaid program. She...
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Pesticide Container Recycling Collection Begins

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is encouraging farmers, ranchers and businesses to take advantage of the free pesticide container recycling collection starting Monday.        Pesticides may be disposed of at a solid waste landfill or turned over for recycling. With either of these methods, containers must be triple...
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