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Pierre School Board Holds Second Meeting on District’s Elementary School Facility Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board held a second public meeting Tuesday to recap the district’s elementary school facility planning study.  A June meeting at Riggs High School last month drew about 50 people.  Tuesday’s meeting at the District’s Administration building saw attendance by about 10-15 people.  The board has been...
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Noem Amendment Preventing Corps from Charging for Missouri River Water Part of Energy and Water Appropriations Bill Given Approval in U.S. House Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. House passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2014 last night and the bill included two amendments offered by Congresswoman Kristi Noem.  The bill was approved by a vote of 227-198.  One of the amendments offered by Noem prohibits the U.S. Army Corps of...
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Pierre Educator Given Prestigious Statewide Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre educator has been named “South Dakota Adult Educator of the Year” by the South Dakota Association of Lifelong Learning.  Missy Slaathaug, who is an Adult Education Coordinator and Instructor at the Right Turn of Pierre, received the award at the Great Plains Council on Adult Basic Education...
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Corn Crop Harvest Estimates Downgraded Slightly

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has slightly lowered its estimate of the corn crop, reflecting late planting in the Corn Belt caused by a wet spring. Farmers are now expected to harvest 13.95 billion bushels, 55 million fewer bushels than predicted in June. That still beats the 2009 record...
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Dilges to Speak at Today’s Meeting of Hughes-Stanley County Republicans

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly meeting of the Hughes-Stanley County Republicans will be today at Jake’s Restaurant.  Tad Perry, Stanley County Republican Chairman says the speaker at today’s meeting will be Jason Dilges, Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management.  Dilges will discuss the state’s budget during the gathering.   The meeting...
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South Dakotans Being Asked to Give Input on Medicare and Social Security

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) AARP South Dakota continues with a series of meetings it is holding this summer as it invites people to weigh in on the future of Medicare and Social Security.  The organization has planned stops in a total of 11 locations to focus on challenges to Medicare and Social Security...
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Beer Distributor Stopping Whiteclay Deliveries

SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) – A Scottsbluff, Nebraska beer distributor is limiting deliveries to stores in Whiteclay out of concern about the safety of drivers. KNEB radio reports Jeff Scheinost, who owns High Plains Budweiser, has decided to stop delivering to Whiteclay, a tiny town that borders South Dakota and the officially dry Pine Ridge...
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Authorities Searching for Federal Fugitive Who Escaped with Three Others from Tribal Jail in Lower Brule

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities are on the lookout for a man that is wanted for violating conditions of his supervised release.  21-year-old Troy Young Fairbanks was among four prisoners who escaped from the Lower Brule Correctional Facility on Tuesday night.  He was being held by the Lower Brule Tribe on allegations of...
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No Jackpot Winner in July 10, 2013 Drawing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – None of the tickets sold for the Powerball game Wednesday evening matched all six numbers drawn, which were: 30-31-45-55-59 Powerball: 27 Players matching all five numbers and the Powerball would have won or shared the $80 million jackpot. The prize goes to an estimated $94 million for Saturday. Tickets that...
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Governor Daugaard Appoints SD Panel to Boost Employment of Disabled People

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a task force to study ways of increasing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The state Human Services Department will lead the task force, which will include business representatives, state officials and people with disabilities. Daugaard says everyone should have a chance to...
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