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SD Governor Daugaard Asks That Flags Fly at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking people to fly all flags at half-staff in honor of those who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. President Barack Obama has designated Wednesday, Sept. 11, as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. The president also...
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SD Has Second West Nile Virus Death of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say a second person has died in South Dakota from the West Nile virus this year. He or she was a Tripp County resident in their 80s. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger told KELO-TV this is one of the most serious seasons in years. He says that...
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Corps Continuing Drought Conservation Measures and Announces Annual Operating Plan Meetings

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers says drought conditions continue to impact a large portion of the upper Missouri River Basin.  In a recent update, the Corps says runoff in the Missouri River basin above Sioux City, Iowa last month was just above normal at 107 percent of normal, but the...
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Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An eastern South Dakota native has been named as South Dakota’s Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Ag Secretary Lucas Lentsch said yesterday that Trudy Wastweet has been appointed Deputy Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Agriculture.  Wastweet graduated from Lake Preston High School and...
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