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Work Starting Today on Slide Repair Project on Highway 1804 North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is starting work today on a slide repair project along Highway 1804 about a mile north of Pierre.  The DOT says traffic is being diverted onto a gravel surfaced detour near the east side of the work area for a distance of about...
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Dredging on Section of Bad River Results in Two Boat Ramp Closures

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre residents and outdoors enthusiasts are reminded that two boat ramps are closed for the next few weeks while dredging work is done.  The City of Fort Pierre says the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is conducting the dredging project at the mouth of the...
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First Lady Names Artists Selected for Prairie Arts Showcase in Pierre in October

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) First Lady Linda Daugaard has announced details for this year’s First Lady’s Prairie Arts Showcase, which will be October 25 & 26 in Pierre during the annual Governor’s Invitational Pheasant Hunt.  Thirty South Dakota artists were chosen to participate in this year’s showcase from a pool of artists that...
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Faulkton and Stanley County Wrapping Up School Early Today Because of Heat

UNDATED – (DRG News) At least two area schools are closing early today because of the hot weather.  A Heat Advisory is in effect from one o’clock today through about 8:00 p.m. this evening-according to the National Weather Service.  Faulkton Area Schools are planning an early dismissal today due to the heat.  Stanley County...
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SD State Fair Holds Contest for Old Recipes

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair will feature a contest for recipes from before 1950. Officials say the Greater Midwest Foodways Alliance Heirloom Recipe Contest is dedicated to celebrating, exploring and preserving unique food traditions and their cultural contexts in the Midwest. The contest will be held Sunday Sept. 1, and...
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Hot Weather Affects Schools in the Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Some schools in the Dakotas are closing early or shutting down due to hot weather. Classes are canceled through Wednesday at five elementary schools in Fargo, N.D., that are not fully air-conditioned. Superintendent Jeff Schatz says temperatures inside the buildings on Sunday ranged from 85-90 degrees. Several schools in northern...
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Shippers Worry About Sale of Rail Line Through SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Canadian Pacific Railway official says the company could sell the South Dakota portion of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad by the end of the year. Canadian Pacific chief financial officer Brian Grassby tells the Argus Leader the company is down to four or five interested parties for...
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Winning Numbers Drawn August 24, 2013 in ‘Powerball’ Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 12-17-25-45-59, Powerball: 19 Estimated jackpot: $92 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Indian Group Complains Costs in Voting Rights Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An American Indian group is upset that two South Dakota counties named in a voting rights lawsuit are seeking court costs against 25 Oglala Sioux members. The lawsuit accused Shannon County of violating voting rights by failing to provide early balloting and an early registration satellite office. Fall River...
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Thank You to Kennebec for Hosting Wednesday’s KGFX Hometown Tour Broadcast

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX held our most recent Hometown Tour this past Wednesday in Kennebec. It was our first visit to the community in the seven year history of the Hometown Tour broadcasts. We had a great visit and want to thank Kennebec Telephone for their generosity in providing a location for...
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