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USDA: Heat Stressing South Dakota Row Crops, Rain Needed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Ag officials say South Dakota’s heat wave is putting a lot of stress on crops. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the dry conditions helped the small grain harvest, but row crops are in need of more rain. At the end of last week,...
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New State Stockdog Organization to Feature Event at Fair and Raise Funds for Make a Wish

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 South Dakota State Fair gets underway this week in Huron and one of the events this year will include dog trials-sponsored by the South Dakota Stockdog Association.  The dog trials will double as a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish.  Kelly Jackson of Wessington Springs heads up the organization’s fundraising...
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Burke to Host Two September Farm/Ranch Events

BURKE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two separate events coming up in Burke will be directed toward farm families and women that are part of farm and ranch operations.  On September 9, the Gregory County Conservation District will hold a program focused on farm family ownership succession at the VFW in Burke.  Becky Zirpel of...
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Kennebec to Soon Receive New Clinic Building

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) In less than a month, the city of Kennebec will once again have its own local clinic.  The previous clinic in the community closed last year.  Residents have been working since the closure to raise funds needed to re-open another facility.  Herb Sundall, Rod Bowar and a group of...
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Work Starting Today on Slide Repair Project on Highway 1804 North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is starting work today on a slide repair project along Highway 1804 about a mile north of Pierre.  The DOT says traffic is being diverted onto a gravel surfaced detour near the east side of the work area for a distance of about...
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Dredging on Section of Bad River Results in Two Boat Ramp Closures

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre residents and outdoors enthusiasts are reminded that two boat ramps are closed for the next few weeks while dredging work is done.  The City of Fort Pierre says the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is conducting the dredging project at the mouth of the...
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First Lady Names Artists Selected for Prairie Arts Showcase in Pierre in October

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) First Lady Linda Daugaard has announced details for this year’s First Lady’s Prairie Arts Showcase, which will be October 25 & 26 in Pierre during the annual Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt.  Thirty South Dakota artists were chosen to participate in this year’s showcase from a pool of artists that...
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Faulkton and Stanley County Wrapping Up School Early Today Because of Heat

UNDATED – (DRG News) At least two area schools are closing early today because of the hot weather.  A Heat Advisory is in effect from one o’clock today through about 8:00 p.m. this evening-according to the National Weather Service.  Faulkton Area Schools are planning an early dismissal today due to the heat.  Stanley County...
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SD State Fair Holds Contest for Old Recipes

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair will feature a contest for recipes from before 1950. Officials say the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Heirloom Recipe Contest is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the Midwest. The contest will be held Sunday Sept. 1, and...
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Hot Weather Affects Schools in the Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Some schools in the Dakotas are closing early or shutting down due to hot weather. Classes are canceled through Wednesday at five elementary schools in Fargo, N.D., that are not fully air-conditioned. Superintendent Jeff Schatz says temperatures inside the buildings on Sunday ranged from 85-90 degrees. Several schools in northern...
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