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Bids Opened Wednesday for McKinley/Washington Elementary Buildings and Administration Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will soon consider four bids that were submitted for two of three Pierre School District properties.  The district declared the McKinley and Washington elementary buildings and the Administration Building surplus property and advertised for bids for the purchase of the structures.  Those bids were opened...
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Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life Meets $75,000 Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers for this year’s Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life fundraiser gathered Tuesday for the 2013 wrap up event.  This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held June 7 at Hollister Field.  Amanda Stoeser co-chaired the 2013 Relay for Life with Lena Buschbom.   Stoeser says Tuesday brought a...
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SD Panel Delays Vote on Armed School Sentinel Rule

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota commission has delayed a vote on rules for training teachers, other staff or volunteers to be designated as armed sentinels to provide security in school districts. The Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission originally planned to certify the sentinels. But the panel had to change the...
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Public Safety Exercise to be Held July 24 at Riggs High School-Public Reminded It’s Just a Drill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A full scale exercise will be held at Riggs High School next Wednesday, July 24.  According to a release from the Pierre Police Department and Pierre School District, the exercise will be focused around a predesigned critical incident at the school.  It will involve several different public safety agencies...
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Local Businesswoman Named Realtor of the Year by Central SD Board of Realtors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A broker/owner from a Pierre real estate firm has been named as the 2013 Realtor of the Year by the Central Board of Realtors.  Meredith Lee was chosen for the honor based on selection criteria which includes being faithful to principles of organized real estate, laws and regulations of...
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AAA South Dakota Says This Week’s State Gas Price Average at Four Week High

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) This week’s average price for regular self-serve gasoline is said to be the highest it’s been since late June.  AAA South Dakota says the gas price on Tuesday was $3.65, which compares to the previous high of $3.64 which was noted June 25.  Marilyn Buskohl, spokeswoman for AAA...
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Long Distance Service Restored in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Century Link says customers in South Dakota can again make long-distance land-line phone calls after flooding in Minnesota washed out a fiber optic cable over the weekend. Century Link spokeswoman Carrie Amann told the Rapid City Journal that heavy rains in southern Minnesota washed out a railroad line, a...
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Civil Air Patrol Conducting Exercise in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – More than 150 Civil Air Patrol cadets and senior members from the Dakotas and elsewhere are taking part in a search-and-rescue exercise in western South Dakota. The three-day exercise beginning Thursday caps a weeklong event that teaches cadets leadership and emergency services skills. Officials say practice scenarios likely will...
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SD Democrats Plan Ballot Measure to Boost Minimum Wage

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Democratic Party and some labor unions are seeking a statewide public vote on a measure that would raise the state’s minimum wage. If the labor unions and Democratic Party collect at least 15,855 valid petition signatures before Nov. 4, next year’s general election ballot would include...
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No Jackpot Winner in the July 17, 2013 Drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 01-22-34-38-42 Powerball: 17 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $116 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $141 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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