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SD Governor Intends to Continue Cautious Budgeting

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he intends to continue using a cautious budgeting approach that has led to state surpluses in the last two years. When the last fiscal year ended on June 30, the state had a $24.2 million surplus. The Republican governor tells The Argus Leader...
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SD Raw Milk Farmers Upset About Second Rules Hearing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota farmers who produce raw milk are unhappy about having to make a second trip to Pierre to comment on revised rules governing the sale of unpasteurized milk. The Rapid City Journal reports the second hearing is being held July 26 because state Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch...
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City of Eagle Butte to Start Installation of New Electronic Water Meters Soon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will get underway soon to replace water meters throughout the city of Eagle Butte.  New meter heads are going to be installed in homes and businesses throughout town and once the installation project is complete, the new devices will make it so that readings can be taken...
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Fire Crews Spend Thursday Night Fighting Storage Building Fire North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A portion of multi-unit storage building north of Pierre received extensive damage in a fire that broke out last night.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says the blaze occurred in the 11-unit storage facility on Shoreline Street-just off Highway 1804 east of Spring Creek Marina.  The 120 X...
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Pierre’s Mayor Says Discussion Tuesday Will Focus on Roads Near Softball Complex Still Impacted by 2011 Flood Fight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some roads in the vicinity of Pierre’s softball complex will be the focus of a discussion next week at the city commission meeting.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says two years after the 2011 flood, there are some roadways in that area of town that haven’t been repaired yet.  She...
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Extension Agronomy Field Specialist Discusses Start of Spring Wheat and Field Pea Harvest

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Spring wheat and field pea harvest is starting in some central South Dakota counties and a local Extension Agronomy Field Specialist says yields will vary.  Ruth Beck, based at the SDSU Extension Pierre Regional Center says harvest for both crops in Hughes, Stanley and Sully counties is being...
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Bridge Closure on Highway 63 Near Midland to Go Into Effect Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation will be closing Highway 63 across the Bad River Bridge in Midland tonight.  The closure will go into effect at 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time and will continue through 9:00 a.m. Saturday.  The contractor will be doing the first of two bridge deck pours and...
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Missing Dog Involved in Accident Returned to Owner

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A dog that ran away from the scene of an accident along I-90 has been found.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the Sheltie, known as “Opie” was captured late Thursday afternoon.  The dog was riding with his owner and the woman’s grandchild in an SUV Wednesday evening when...
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House Explosion in Winner Injures Family of 5

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – The state fire marshal is investigating a house explosion that injured a family of five in the southern South Dakota city of Winner. Fire Chief Darin Nelson says firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday. Nelson says the family members were taken to a hospital. Their...
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SD Governor Supports Tribes’ Foster Care Money Efforts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying he supports tribal efforts in South Dakota to run their own child welfare and foster care services. Daugaard says he understands the tribes might ask Sebelius for federal dollars to be sent directly...
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