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Eagle Butte is Our Next Stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour Schedule!

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings the next KGFX Hometown Tour to the airwaves, as we travel to Eagle Butte.  We’ll broadcast from the State Bank of Eagle Butte tomorrow morning-starting at 9:05 a.m. Central/8:05 a.m. Mountain.  The program will focus on next weekend’s “Eagle Butte Hometown Days”.  Speakers include John Bachman...
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Winter and Spring Wheat Variety Tours to be Held in Sully County Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The SDSU Extension Service and the Sully County Crop Improvement Association will host tours of winter and spring wheat variety trials in Sully County today.  Starting at 5:00 p.m., there will be a tour at the site of the SDSU Winter Wheat Crop Performance Test Plot.  The site is...
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Pressler Invites Obama to SD to Talk Health Care

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Independent U.S. Senate candidate Larry Pressler is inviting President Barack Obama to South Dakota for a conference on the president’s signature health care law. The former Republican senator on Tuesday sent a letter inviting Obama to Pressler’s hometown of Humboldt to talk about how to fix the act so...
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USDA: Most Major Crops in South Dakota in Decent Shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Most major crops in South Dakota are in decent shape as the growing season progresses. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the state’s winter wheat crop is rated 72 percent good to excellent, though it is maturing at a rate well behind the average pace....
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Proposal Would Allow Direct Wine Sales in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Proposed legislation in South Dakota would allow residents to have wine delivered directly to their homes. But it comes with several restrictions. South Dakota is one of only a few states that don’t allow alcohol shipments to private residences. Wineries and consumers have pushed to change the law in...
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Crime and Human Trafficking Conference Announced

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) – A conference looking at violent crime and human trafficking in the Dakotas is planned in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in August. U.S. Attorney for North Dakota Tim Purdon says conference is Aug. 12-14 at the Washington Pavilion. The first day will focus on training sessions for health and social workers....
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Event to Remember the Role Central SD Played in Dances With Wolves

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month brings a weekend of remembering-as several local citizens will gather to look back 25 years at their involvement in the award winning Kevin Costner film Dances With Wolves. Much of the movie was filmed in South Dakota-including in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area. Bill Stevens of Pierre was...
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Fourth of July Brought Fun, Family and Friends to Central South Dakota

UNDATED – (DRG News) Fourth of July celebrations are now just a memory, but this year’s Independence Day brought fun and plenty of activities for everyone throughout central South Dakota.  The MDN camera had a hard time catching it all, but here are a just a few pictures we captured from the many events...
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SD Gets Year Extension on No Child Left Behind

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Education Department has granted a one-year extension to South Dakota and five other states to give them more time to meet provisions of No Child Left Behind. Congress passed the act in 2002 and it’s been due for reauthorization since 2007. President Barack Obama said in 2011...
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South Dakota State Fair Launches New Website

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair has launched a new website. Officials say the site at www.sdstatefair.com has an updated design and is easier for people to use. It includes information on the annual late-summer State Fair and on other events at the fairgrounds in Huron throughout the year. This year’s...
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