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KGFX to Broadcast Hometown Tour to Highlight Fort Pierre Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour schedule for 2013.  Our next broadcast takes us to Fort Pierre, where we’ll broadcast live from Oahe Marina north of Fort Pierre.  Some of the guests we plan to speak with Wednesday morning include new Stanley County School Superintendent...
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NWS Looks Back at August Temperatures and Rains for Central Sections of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that August brought below normal temps in the first part of the month and the end of the month saw very warm to hot conditions.  In central and northeast South Dakota, average monthly temps were from near to almost two degrees above normal.  The...
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SD Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A broad coalition of South Dakota organizations is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the farm bill. The Plainsman of Huron reports that members of the coalition took part Saturday in a rally at the State Fair. Coalition members say the farm bill includes comprehensive programs that affect all...
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Endangered Species Survives in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men from Pierre and Fort Pierre have spent several summers trapping a rare carnivore that’s on the endangered species list – the American burying beetle. The Capital Journal reports Doug Backlund and Gary Marrone dig pitfall traps and bait them with beef kidney to catch the bug that once...
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Officials Say 4-H Participation Up at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron. Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair. Nielson tells the Plainsman of...
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Midwest, Plains Economic Index Rose in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says...
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South Dakota State Fair Ends 5-Day Run in Huron

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Final numbers won’t be in for a while, but it appears unseasonably warm weather didn’t have too much of an effect on attendance at the South Dakota State Fair. The fair wrapped up its five-day run in Huron Monday. Manager Jerome Hertel tells KOKK that last week’s heat might have...
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Ballot Measure Proposed on Insurance Restrictions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A proposed South Dakota ballot measure would prohibit insurance companies from preventing their customers from choosing health care providers that are not included in company networks. The Argus Leader reports that the proposal is sponsored by three South Dakota doctors. It would allow any health provider to take part...
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SD Governor Promotes Support for People with Disabilities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is recognizing workers who provide hands-on support and training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The governor says there are more than 3,700 direct support professionals who work with more than 4,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in programs across South Dakota. He...
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SD Congressional Delegation Like Syria Consult

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation generally like President Obama’s decision to consult with Congress before carrying out military strikes against Syria. The president has said he will seek congressional backing for limited strikes against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. The Argus Leader reports that Democratic Sen. Tim...
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