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94 Country’s Signal is Back at Full Power and DRG Says Thanks to Our Faithful Listeners!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been almost four years since the Dakota Radio Group’s 94 Country-KPLO was impacted by the downing of the radio tower it had used for several years and we’re pleased to announce that we are back up to full power!  It was January of 2010 that the KELO-TV tower,...
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South Dakota Gets $225K of Google’s $17M Payout

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Google Inc. will pay the state of South Dakota nearly $225,000 as part of a $17 million payout to 37 states and the District of Columbia. It’s part of a settlement to make amends for the Internet search provider’s snooping on millions of people using Safari Web browsers in 2011...
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Governor Daugaard to Speak at Wyoming Business Forum Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard will address a forum today being held in Wyoming which is centered on businesses and economic development.  Daugaard says he was invited to the two-day business forum in Cheyenne by Wyoming Governor Matt Mead. http://www.drgnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Governor-Daugaard-6-Governor-Mead-Developing-Interest-in-Forumn19.mp3 Daugaard will speak about essential economic development strategies and some South...
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SD School Evaluation System Might be Tweaked

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Education Department wants to change how it evaluates the quality of the state’s public schools. The 100-point school performance index was created by in-state work groups in 2011 to take the place of No Child Left Behind’s accountability system. It’s due to be fully implemented next school...
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Mobridge City Council Meets

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regular meeting for November 18, 2013 at city hall. Professor Rex, from South Dakota State University, presented an update on the Wrigley Square Project.  He handed out a packet that contained computer images, pictures and drawings of the work being done for the area. ...
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Warm Weather Helps South Dakota Harvest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warm weather has helped South Dakota farmers with the harvest over the past week. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says about 88 percent of the corn and sorghum is out of the field. The sunflower harvest is an estimated 62 percent complete, well behind last year’s 100 percent and...
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Some EB-5 Investments Transferred to Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – More than two dozen foreigners who took part in an investment-for-green-cards immigration program had their $500,000 contributions transferred to a South Dakota beef plant after initially committing their funds for other projects. Federal officials say such transfers are legal if certain conditions are met. The EB-5 program allows foreigners...
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CACS Holding No Shave Photo Contest for No Shave November and to Bring Attention to Men’s Mental Health

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area Counseling Service is holding a photo contest this month to mark the important topic of Men’s Mental Health.  CACS has started a “Facial Hair Photo Contest” as part of No Shave November and to bring attention to depression and other mental health issues in men.  Mark Swendsen,...
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Welcome Home Held Sunday for Class 11AA Football Champs!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A welcome home event was held to honor the Pierre Governor’s football team yesterday.  The team won the Class 11AA football championship on Friday.  At Sunday evening’s welcome home at the high school gym, Pierre Athletic Director Dan Whalen told the crowd that Pierre has had five state champions...
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Pierre Teacher Receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teacher received an award this morning in front of several supporters; including Riggs High School staff and students; plus officials including the Governor and South Dakota’s Education Secretary.  Shana Davis, a teacher at Riggs Academy, which is an alternate education site at Riggs, received the $25,000 Milken...
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