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SDNG's 152nd CSSB at July 6, 2013 Deployment (Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Mike Beck)(RELEASED)

152nd Support Group Keeps in Touch with the Deployed Guard Unit’s Family Members

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About a month after a deployment ceremony was held in Pierre, members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion are still said to be in Fort Hood, Texas for training, prior to starting about a half year stint of service in Afghanistan.  About 70 soldiers...
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Pierre 10-Year-Old Selected for Youth Advisory Board for National Fitness Organization

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre elementary school student was chosen to serve on a Youth Advisory Board for a national organization called “The Alliance for a Healthier Generation”.  10-year-old Reagan Spomer was chosen to serve as one of the 21 youth leaders for 2013-2014.  The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is an...
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Pierre School Board to Hold Third Public Information Meeting on Elementary School Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will hold a special public information meeting this evening to discuss the district’s elementary school facility planning study.  This will be the third informational meeting, in which the board invites district patrons to ask questions and offer comments on the proposals.  Prior meetings were held...
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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Declines from June

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Conductors of a monthly survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states say the region’s economy will grow in the coming months, despite a fourth month of decline in the survey’s overall index. The overall economic index for the region declined to 53.5 in July from June’s 55.6,...
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As Sturgis Visitors Arrive, Some Businesses Close

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – As motorcycle enthusiasts begin arriving in the western South Dakota city of Sturgis for an annual rally, another group of people is heading out. Several Sturgis business owners close their stores and clear out their merchandise to make way for temporary vendors that pay big money to rent prime downtown...
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Stulken Having Good Shooting Summer

  PIERRE, S.D. – The summer of 2013 has been memorable for Megan Stulken who will be a junior at Riggs High in Pierre.  Since June she has competed in nine events at three national shooting matches for precision air rifle and small bore (.22).  In June she competed at Fort Benning, GA during...
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SD Student Scores Remain Steady in Math, Reading

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Reading and math scores for South Dakota students remained about the same in an annual test given across the state. The state Education Department reports that 74 percent of the students tested last spring scored at the advanced or proficient levels in both math and reading. The department reports that...
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Panel Appointed to Plan SD’s 125th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a commission to come up with ideas for celebrating South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood in 2014. The group will seek ideas from the public until Oct. 1 on how to promote South Dakota’s history, increase tourism and encourage state and local events such as...
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Upper Midwest Tour Finds Quality Wheat Crop

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – A group that went on an annual tour of wheat fields in the Upper Midwest came up with yield estimates about the same as last year. The Colorado-based Wheat Quality Council sponsors the tour every year to give the wheat industry an early look at the crop. The Grand...
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SD Storms Destroys One Trailer House, Damages Others

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – High winds, hail and flash flooding from severe thunderstorms destroyed a trailer house and damaged other homes on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. Glen Yellow Eagle with the tribe’s disaster office says winds in Tuesday’s storms near Parmelee destroyed a trailer house and blew another mobile home off its foundation. He...
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