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New Stanley County Superintendent Comments on Start of 2013-2014 School Year

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The new school year is off to a good start in Stanley County.  The first day of the 2013-2014 school year was Wednesday.  Dan Martin, who is beginning his first year as Superintendent for the Stanley County School District says things have gone well these past few days...
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Pierre’s Historic Hyde Building Continues Seeing Improvements as Owners Look to Future

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes continue at Pierre’s historic Hyde Building-at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Pierre Street.  The building, owned by Fred and Sherry Thurston, had its third floor restored a few years ago and the space is occupied by the Federal Public Defender’s Office.   The Thurston’s have continued working to...
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AG Jackley and State’s Chief Justice Say South Dakota Scammers Are Posing as Court Employees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state chief justice of the state Supreme Court and the attorney general are warning South Dakotans about a scam operating in the state. It involves callers identifying themselves as court employees seeking to collect payment in order for someone to avoid immediate legal action. The caller will ask for...
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Old SD Governor’s Mansion Sale Short of Minimum

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A house that served 16 South Dakota governors couldn’t draw even the minimum asking price at auction. The Rapid City Journal reports bidding for the old mansion started at $600,000 Thursday in Rapid City. It fell to $375,000 before a man flashed the winning bid for $410,000. That’s not...
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USDA Report Shows SD Remains Agricultural Powerhouse

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers rank in the top 10 in the nation in the production of more than 15 crops. A recent report from the federal Agriculture Department shows that South Dakota is tops in the production of bison, and second in the production of honey, flaxseed, proso millet and...
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New Wellness Center Part of Rosebud Diabetes Plan

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members on South Dakota’s Rosebud Indian Reservation will soon have access to a modern workout facility and other resources to help prevent and treat diabetes. The wellness center under construction in Rosebud is part of a $5 million investment from the world’s largest manufacturer of insulin, Denmark-based Novo Nordisk...
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Former SD Police Chief Loses Murder Appeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says former Highmore Police Chief Ken Huber has lost a legal challenge to his conviction for first-degree murder in the shooting death of his wife. Huber was first convicted of murder in 2008 in the death of his wife, Pam. The South Dakota Supreme...
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Ground Broken on new project in Mobridge

Mobridge, S.D.-(KOLY) Ground has officially been broken on the new addition to downtown Mobridge which has been dubbed the “End of Line”. The project has been given this name to pay homage to the railroad passenger and freight drop off at Wrigley Square. This past Monday at the Mobridge City Council meeting Professor Brian...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival Coming Soon to Fort Pierre/Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival will be coming up in less than a month-September 14 & 15 in Fort Pierre and Pierre.  The event was brought to the area for the first time in 2012.  Gary Heintz, who is organizing the two day gathering with Carmen Cowan...
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NWS Says Central and Northeast SD on the Way to Setting Lowest Number of Storm Warnings This Summer

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Aberdeen office of the National Weather Service says an area that covers much of central and northeastern South Dakota is on track to see the least number of total severe weather warnings this year since 1995.  So far, this summer has brought a below normal tally of severe...
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