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Improvement Projects Continue Around Capitol Complex

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several improvement projects have been underway this year for parking lots and other infrastructure that are found on and near the Capitol Complex in Pierre.  Mike Mueller of the South Dakota Bureau of Administration says one project starting soon involves work to ease access to South Dakota’s Cultural Heritage...
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Pierre Chamber Looking for Catchy Photos from Pierre/Fort Pierre Area for It’s Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce is making plans to update its website design and is looking for some Pierre and Fort Pierre pictures to use on the site.  Chamber CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says in a press release that the chamber is interested in visiting with anyone who...
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SD Department of Health Says Intestinal Illness That Has Sickened 576 Now in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An intestinal illness that has sickened more than 500 people in other states has been reported in South Dakota. The state Department of Health says it’s not clear whether all the cases are from the same outbreak of cyclosporiasis, including the one in Meade County. Nationally, health officials are investigating...
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Chamberlain/Oacoma Preparing for Fun Weekend with American Island Days

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings a full schedule of events for Chamberlain/Oacoma’s first annual summer festival known as American Island Days.  Activities start this evening with bed races and music from Dustin Evans and the Good Times Band-which will perform at the American Creek Campground.  Tomorrow, there will be a triathlon,...
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Plaintiffs Object to Bond in Horse Slaughter Case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Animal welfare groups suing to stop a return to domestic horse slaughter on Friday posted a nearly $500,000 bond to keep a temporary ban in effect. But the groups are fighting the court order that requires them to cover potential losses by the slaughterhouses should the organizations ultimately lose their...
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Skydive by SD Governor Postponed Due to Conditions

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – Low clouds derailed plans by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to jump out of an airplane. Daugaard planned to skydive Thursday night to fulfill a pledge to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, but the pilot decided conditions weren’t safe enough. It would have been the first jump...
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SD Court Says Loan Lawsuit Can Be Class Action

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court says a lawsuit against a Rapid City credit union and an insurance company can be handled as a class action. The lawsuit alleges the Black Hills Federal Credit Union and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society improperly raised rates for insurance that makes loan payments if borrowers...
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Nebraska Economist: States Hurt by Lower Ag Prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report suggests that healthy economic growth slowed down this month in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. The overall economic index for the region slipped to 55.8 in August from 57.3 in July but was far ahead of the 47.1 in August 2012. Creighton University economist...
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Control Burn is Planned Today North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A control burn is planned today north of Pierre to help eradicate a patch of Canadian Thistle.  The control burn will be located at the intersection of Highway 1804 and Range Road near the old riding corral.  The burn should only last a few hours and it will take...
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PARS Preparing for Another Year of BackPack Program-Asks for Monetary Donations and Volunteers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the start of school next week, the Pierre Area Referral Service is getting ready to kick off another year of the BackPack Program for elementary school age children who attend classes in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The program was piloted at a Pierre elementary school in 2008 and...
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