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Pierre School Board Bids Farewell to Long-Time Board Member, Welcomes New Member to Five Person Group

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a change to the Pierre School Board as Deanne Booth-who has served the district for seven years-stepped down and was replaced by new board member Paul Turman. Booth chose not to run for re-election for another term and Turman won the open spot on the board in...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Schedule Included a Stop in Eagle Butte Wednesday

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The KGFX Hometown Tour schedule included a stop in Eagle Butte Wednesday.  We held our broadcast at the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s Game, Fish and Parks Offices on the east edge of town.  Thanks to several guests that stopped in to update listeners on the busy schedule of...
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Jones County Sheriff’s Office Receives Funds for Patrol Car Cameras and Tasers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Jones County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded just over $10,800 for use in purchasing patrol car camera systems and tasers for drug investigations.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the money was awarded out of the Drug Control Fund.  The funds will help local law officers in drug control...
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SD Man Pleads Not Guilty in Federal Court to IHS Clinic Break-In

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Kadoka man has pleaded not guilty to breaking into an Indian Health Service clinic in Wanblee and stealing prescription painkillers. Twenty-year-old Lynn Standing Bear is charged in federal court with larceny. The Rapid City Journal reports that he is being held without bond in Rapid City. Authorities allege...
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Walleye Classic & Festival in Akaska

AKASKA, S.D. (KOLY)- A highly lucrative Walleye Classic & Festival in Akaska is quickly approaching. Next Friday and Saturday July 26th and 27th are the dates of the Walleye tournament. There are over 18 thousand in cash payouts based on the 60 teams. The tournament will feature a 3 man team format. The 1st...
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East Coast Vacation Ad Places Mount Rushmore in ND

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The famous faces of Mount Rushmore remain in western South Dakota – not in North Dakota as one vacation mailer on the East Coast claims. The AAA advertisement for “Great American Vacations” features a postcard of the chiseled presidential visages of Jefferson, Lincoln, Washington and Teddy Roosevelt emblazoned with “North...
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Tribes Call for Lakota-Based Education

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Tribal members in South Dakota are calling for their own Lakota-based curriculum for students. The Rapid City Journal reports that education was one of the topics discussed at the final day of a three-day gathering of tribes in Rapid City. Tuffy Lunderman is a council representative for the Rosebud...
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Old Stained Glass in SD Capitol to be Restored

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Work will begin July 29 to restore the century-old stained glass in South Dakota’s state Capitol building in Pierre. The four large skylight installations in the Capitol rotunda dome, House and Senate chambers and above the grand staircase will be removed, restored and reinstalled in a project expected to be...
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House OKs Scaled-Down Farm Bill Sans Food Stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House has passed a scaled-down version of a massive farm bill, putting off a fight over food stamp spending and giving Republican leaders a victory after a decisive defeat on the larger bill last month. The GOP leaders scrambled to get the bill to the floor Thursday and gather enough...
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USDA Says Winter Wheat Crop Forecast Down 15 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The latest forecast for South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is down 15 percent from the previous month’s forecast. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its crop reduction report that the forecast, based on July 1 conditions, stands at 25.4 million bushels. Average yield is forecast at 39 bushels...
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