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Controlled Burn Planned Near Mickelson Pond Today-Weather Permitting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local agencies will make a final decision shortly as to whether or not to conduct a controlled burn near Mickelson Pond in Pierre today.  The controlled burn is planned for near the pond on the north side of Fourth Street-weather permitting.  The planned burn-off is part of a continued...
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MDU Checking on Cause of Friday Power Outage in North Central SD

BISMARCK, N.D. – (DRG News) Personnel from Montana Dakota Utilities will be traveling from Bismarck, North Dakota to the Mobridge area today to further investigate the cause of a power outage on Friday.  The electric outage impacted about 5,600 customers and covered a large area around Mobridge-east toward Ipswich, north toward McIntosh and some...
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Panel Approves SD Call for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has approved a proposal that would add South Dakota’s voice to 24 other states’ calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced federal budget. The House State Affairs Committee voted on Monday to send the resolution to the chamber’s floor. Republican Rep....
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Group in Pierre Hoping to Start Private K-8 Christian School

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A group in Pierre hopes to turn a public elementary school that is scheduled to close this spring into a private Christian school that will open in the fall. The people who bought Washington elementary for $351,000 say they believe they were called by God to start the faith-based pre-school...
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