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Water Service to be Off During Some Daytime Hours Today and Tomorrow on Segment of Ree Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Water Department is replacing water main on Ree Street today and tomorrow.  Dane Brewer, Water Superintendent for the city, says water is to be off between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., unless unexpected circumstances pop up.  Residents and businesses that are being impacted by...
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SD Trail of Governors Project in Pierre Expanding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Life-size bronze statues of former South Dakota Govs. Frank Farrar, Harvey Wollman and William Janklow are being unveiled at the state Capitol Rotunda in Pierre next week. The celebration of the latest additions to the Trail of Governors project is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Current Gov....
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SD Governor Questions Consumer Complaint Probes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked South Dakota Labor Secretary Pam Roberts to review procedures for investigating consumer complaints against insurance companies. The move comes after the Argus Leader newspaper reported the labor department’s insurance division hasn’t publicly disciplined Ability Insurance Co. despite having evidence that the company allegedly broke state...
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SD Juvenile Corrections Gets High National Rating

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say all the state’s juvenile corrections programs have again reached the highest status possible under a national project that measures conditions and treatment services provided to incarcerated youth. All three reporting programs at the State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy near Custer obtained the highest status during the...
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Black Leaders Weigh In, Renaming Work Suspended

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has suspended work on sites that contain the word “Negro” after some black people said the term is not offensive. The Board on Geographic Names met in Pierre on Tuesday to consider replacement names for five Black Hills...
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Farmers Face Tough Decisions from Delayed Planting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – It’s decision time for many Midwest farmers stuck in one of the wettest springs ever: Plant or replant corn in muddy, puddled fields or collect crop insurance. The USDA says 91 percent of the nation’s corn is planted; normal for this time of year is 95 percent. The water-logged...
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Polls Are Closed…Unofficial Results in for Pierre’s Municipal and School Board Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Polls have closed for this Election Day in the Capital City and unofficial results show Commissioner Jeanne Goodman was the top vote getter in today’s municipal election.  She defeated challenger Troy Bowers for city commission by a vote of 1,217 to 378. In the school board race, Cari Leidholt...
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Pierre Voters Head to the Polls Today to Make Choices in School Board and Commission Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Election Day in Pierre, as municipal and school board elections are being held.  Polls opened at seven this morning.  Voters will choose between incumbent Cari Leidholt, and challengers Mike Mehlhaff, Jr. and Paul Turman to fill two openings on the Pierre School Board and in the race...
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Local Resident Loses Money in Phone Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Hughes County resident lost $2,500 in a telephone scam recently.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the resident called authorities late last week to report a second call from someone claiming to be from “Publishers Clearance”.  The resident said that the caller had contacted them earlier saying they...
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NWS Says May’s Above Normal Rainfall Improved Drought Conditions

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Central and northeast South Dakota saw near to below normal temperatures last month with above to much above normal rainfall.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says the monthly average temps for May were as much as two degrees below normal.  The highest temperatures for the month occurred in...
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