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Awards Given for Fort Pierre and Pierre at SDML Conference

UNDATED – (DRG News) The employees of the City of Fort Pierre received an award and plaque recently which recognizes their attention to observing and practicing safety measures on the job.   This was the tenth time that the award was given to Fort Pierre employees and it was presented recently by the South Dakota...
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Native American Week Being Noted in Pierre Schools This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District is noting Native American Week with activities today through Thursday.  Tynell Kocer, who is the Homeschool Liaison for the Native American Education Program for grades K-12, says today brings a Native American Day Pow Wow, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Riggs High...
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Sioux Falls Diocese Might Merge Rural Parishes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls plans to change how it serves some rural congregations, as populations continue to shift from rural areas to urban centers. The shifting demographics coupled with a high rate of retiring priests and the loss of several religious orders led Bishop Paul Swain to...
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Official: Missouri River Cottonwoods in Danger

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A North Dakota Forest Service official says the cottonwood trees that once dominated forests along the Missouri River are in danger of disappearing. Tom Claeys tells The Bismarck Tribune that once the existing cottonwoods succumb to old age, the cottonwood forests might well be lost forever. Cottonwoods are declining because...
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