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Study Says Nurses Will Be in Demand in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state analysis has concluded that people able to care for patients, children or customers will find a favorable job market in South Dakota in the next decade. The study by the Department of Labor predicts that the most average annual job openings in the state through 2022 will...
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Onida Hometown Tour to be On Air Wednesday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX for yet another Hometown Tour broadcast Wednesday morning!  We’ll travel to Onida and bring the program to you from BankWest!  Our lineup includes a number of guests, including Mike Yackley of BankWest and Gerri Carpenter-who will talk about the rundown for the Sully County Fair-which is celebrating...
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State Committee Hopes to Raise Child Sex Abuse Awareness

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Members of a South Dakota committee tasked with studying child sex abuse in the state say the issue is more prevalent than most of the public often believes. Jolene’s Task Force met for its first time Tuesday at the state capitol. The task force is made up of legislators, child...
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AARP Holding Educational Sessions on Fighting Fraud

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakotans have been receiving tips this summer to avoid becoming a victim of fraud; as AARP South Dakota has scheduled a series of meetings across the state-designed to help outsmart con artists.  The hour-long educational meetings are taking place in each South Dakota county and are being organized...
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City of Fort Pierre Starts New Events and Attractions Website

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is using a new website to highlight upcoming events, local attractions and businesses in the city.  Mayor Gloria Hanson says the new website was put online a few months ago and came about after an Occupancy Tax was enacted in the city last...
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Kansas Man Arrested for Damage Caused to Statue at Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Kansas teen was arrested early this morning for Intentional Damage and an alcohol violation as the result of an incident at a Pierre convenience store. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 18-year-old Gage Riggs of Iuka, Kansas was arrested just after midnight on charges of Intentional Damage to...
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Two Lines Broken in Gettysburg Yesterday During Construction Work

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A section of street in Gettysburg was closed off for a time Monday as the result of a natural gas leak. The same area was later impacted by a broken water line. Potter County Emergency Manager Cheryl Sautner says a contractor was digging a sewer line for a new...
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Minneapolis Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident in Potter County Monday

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A Minneapolis man was hurt in a motorcycle accident Monday morning in Potter County. Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the accident was reported about 8:20 a.m. Monday morning and occurred 5 1/2 miles west of Gettysburg on Highway 212. Hamburger says a motorcyclist-Gary Peterson was westbound on the highway on...
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USDA Says SD Winter Wheat Harvest Passes Halfway Point

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The winter wheat harvest in South Dakota has surpassed the halfway point. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that 55 percent of the crop is in the bin. That’s ahead of 48 percent at the same time last year but well behind the long-term average of...
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Standard & Poor’s Gives SD Positive Outlook

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has changed its outlook on South Dakota’s credit rating for the better. Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Monday said the independent credit ratings firm revised its outlook from “stable” to “positive” on South Dakota’s AA+ rating. S&P cites the state’s fully-funded pension program among the reasons...
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