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SD Trade Mission to Russia Might be Postponed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department is analyzing whether to postpone a trade mission to Russia that was scheduled for October. Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine. The Capital Journal reports that the state Agriculture Department has made two trade missions to...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Visits Onida

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX Radio continued our series of Hometown Tour broadcasts Wednesday as we stopped in Onida August 6 and spent an hour at BankWest. KGFX’s Scott Lane talked with several different guests during Wednesday’s program, as we learned all about the latest Onida news.  If you missed the program, listen...
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South Dakota Perspective to Air Monday, August 11

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Coming up Monday afternoon, its the monthly broadcast of the Dakota News Network program “South Dakota Perspective”. Join us as we welcome two guests to our Pierre studios…Governor Dennis Daugaard and the Public Utilities Commissioner Chris Nelson. Listener questions and comments are always welcome. Send them by email to questions@dakotaradiogroup.com or...
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Story Correction: Stanley County Man Arrested on Assault Charges

CORRECTION: DRG News incorrectly reported information surrounding an incident that occurred in Stanley County on Tuesday. It was NOT a standoff as we first indicated. A corrected version of Tuesday’s story follows. We apologize for the error. FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after an incident...
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Consumer Spending in SD Ahead of the Nation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Consumer spending in South Dakota rebounded quickly after the Great Recession ended five years ago, and the state’s recent spending growth was ahead of the national pace. A new U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis report shows that spending jumped 14.9 percent in South Dakota from 2009 through 2012. Consumer...
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SDHP Says Faith Teen Killed in One Vehicle Crash Wednesday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Faith teen died in a one vehicle rollover crash south of Faith early Wednesday morning.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the one vehicle crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. yesterday morning on Highway 73-a mile south of Faith.  The patrol says 17-year-old Macoy Michael Collins was driving a...
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Pierre Police Investigating Stolen Vehicle Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating a report of a stolen vehicle.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the vehicle-a 1995 Jeep Cherokee-was reported stolen at 5:13 a.m. this morning from the 900 block of Manchester Drive.  The red Jeep has SD license plate number 36P Y16.  Blemaster says...
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Sully County Courthouse Offices to be Closed Friday Morning

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Offices in the Sully County Courthouse will be closed for a time tomorrow.  The closure will take place on Friday, August 8 from 8:00 a.m. to noon as part of a scheduled power outage.  Offices at the courthouse in Onida will reopen for business at 1:00 p.m. on Friday...
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State Records First Case of Mosquito-Borne Virus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say South Dakota has recorded its first case of a mosquito-borne virus that has been spreading in the U.S. from the Caribbean. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that the chikungunya virus has been diagnosed in someone who was visiting the island...
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SD to Get $419K from Drug Company Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota will receive $419,000 from a multistate settlement with a drug company. Pfizer has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve allegations by 42 states that a subsidiary illegally marketed an organ transplant drug for unapproved uses. Jackley says the misleading claims put consumers’...
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