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Capital Area United Way to Announce New Campaign Goal September 3

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way will soon hold an event to announce this year’s campaign goal and other details.  The organization kicked off the coming fundraiser with its recent Day of Caring-which was held earlier this month.  The August 17 event brought together about 175 volunteers who worked on...
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Chamberlain Police Department to Create K9 Unit with Help from Drug Control Fund

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Chamberlain Police Department has been awarded money from the Drug Control Fund to purchase a drug dog and for related startup costs for drug investigations.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says in a press release that the $21,500 will assist local law enforcement in drug control and apprehension purposes. ...
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NWS Outlook Predicts Hot Weather to Hold On for a Few More Days

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says above normal temperatures will remain in the forecast for the next few days.  Amy Parkin with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says high temperatures for the rest of the work week and into the weekend will be at least 10 to 15 degrees...
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Sirens to Sound This Morning in Hughes and Stanley Counties for Monthly Test

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Office will be conducting the monthly siren test this morning.  Sirens will be sounded throughout both counties this morning, starting after 11:00 a.m.  Remember, this is only for testing purposes.
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SD State Fair Salutes Veterans, Military Personnel

HURON, S.D. (AP) – All veterans and active military personnel can get into the South Dakota State Fair for free on Thursday. A program saluting veterans will be held at 10:30 a.m. CDT Thursday on the fairgrounds in Huron. The keynote speaker will be state Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry D. Zimmerman. He is the...
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NWS Says Heat Could Set Late-August Record in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The National Weather Service says South Dakota likely is experiencing its hottest final week of August on record. Forecasters say the mean temperature – the average of the high and low of the day – could be as much as 3 degrees higher than the warmest on record. Unusual...
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USDA: Heat Stressing South Dakota Row Crops, Rain Needed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Ag officials say South Dakota’s heat wave is putting a lot of stress on crops. The U.S. Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the dry conditions helped the small grain harvest, but row crops are in need of more rain. At the end of last week,...
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New State Stockdog Organization to Feature Event at Fair and Raise Funds for Make a Wish

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 South Dakota State Fair gets underway this week in Huron and one of the events this year will include dog trials-sponsored by the South Dakota Stockdog Association.  The dog trials will double as a fundraiser for Make-a-Wish.  Kelly Jackson of Wessington Springs heads up the organization’s fundraising...
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Burke to Host Two September Farm/Ranch Events

BURKE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two separate events coming up in Burke will be directed toward farm families and women that are part of farm and ranch operations.  On September 9, the Gregory County Conservation District will hold a program focused on farm family ownership succession at the VFW in Burke.  Becky Zirpel of...
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Kennebec to Soon Receive New Clinic Building

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) In less than a month, the city of Kennebec will once again have its own local clinic.  The previous clinic in the community closed last year.  Residents have been working since the closure to raise funds needed to re-open another facility.  Herb Sundall, Rod Bowar and a group of...
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