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South Dakota Ranks High for Kindergarten Shots

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota parents are apparently doing a good job of getting kindergartners in for their shots. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the state has some of the highest immunization rates in the nation for kindergarten students. The CDC surveyed records for more than 12,000 students from...
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229 State Prison Inmates Earned GED Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say 229 state prison inmates earned GED credentials in the past state fiscal year, up from 167 the previous year. Inmates entering the state prison system who have no high school diploma are required to work toward a GED credential while incarcerated. The state Labor Department provides...
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Federal Judge Dismisses Early Voting Lawsuit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to make sure Shannon County residents have the same access to early voting that residents of other South Dakota counties get. U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier dismissed the lawsuit after finding that state and local officials have promised to provide an...
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FPFD Called to Hay Bale Fire Early Today-Fire Likely Caused by Lightning Strike

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called to a rural location this morning where a hay bale was burning.  Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the department was told of a round bale on fire about 15 miles north of Fort Pierre on Highway 1806.  The fire was reported...
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Sully County Offering $2,500 Reward for Information on Courthouse Break-in

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A reward is now being offered to help find the person or persons involved in the recent break-in at the Sully County Courthouse in Onida.  Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl says the county commission approved a reward of $2,500 today for information that leads to the arrest and conviction...
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The August South Dakota Perspective Show Scheduled for Monday Afternoon on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX, KOLY and other Dakota News Network affiliates Monday afternoon as we bring the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective”.  The August program will feature Governor Dennis Daugaard in the first segment, from 2:05 to 2:30 p.m.  On the second portion of the show from 2:30 to 3:00, we’ll...
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Accident Near Hayes Monday Leaves Four Injured

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three people have been transported to a Sioux Falls hospital following a one vehicle accident that occurred at Hayes yesterday afternoon.  The accident was reported about 4: 45 p.m. Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 14 near Hayes.  A Selby man, 78-year-old Keith Robert Lemburg, was driving a silver Chevrolet...
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PVFD Responds to Two Overnight Calls

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded to two calls early this morning.  A fire alarm was reported at Faith Lutheran Church this morning about 2:15 a.m.  Pierre FD Second Assistant Chief Leon Ellis says it was determined that it was a false alarm. About 3:00 a.m. this morning, a...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Series for 2013 Keeps the Dakota Cruiser on the Road!

UNDATED – (DRG News) KGFX will have the second of three Hometown Tour broadcasts within a three week period as we’ll travel to Onida tomorrow!  Last week, our program focused on Pierre, as we held our Hometown Tour at Prairie Pages Bookseller.  A few of the guests for the Pierre program discussed activities that...
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Several Teens Charged in Sully County Burglaries Make Court Appearances Monday

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Three Onida 18-year-olds will next appear in court later this month after they heard charges leveled against them yesterday.  Rowdy Olson, Dylan Hill and Brenna Martin were taken into custody Friday following an investigation into burglaries that occurred from May through last month in Sully County.  Various items were...
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