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Oahe Farm & Ranch Show Wrapping Up Day One…Lots More to Come Tomorrow!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) You still have a little more time today to take in day one of the Oahe Farm & Ranch Show, being held at the Oahe Speedway north of Pierre on Highway 1804.  The speedway grounds are covered with tons of booths, exhibitors, various types of equipment and more.  Wednesday...
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Organizers Happy with Oahe Days 2013!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Days 2013 has been declared a success by event organizers.  Brad Curtis who serves on the Oahe Days committee says although rains popped up at times during the three day festival, great crowds showed up to take in the food, crafts, bands and carnival. The 2011 flood resulted...
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Oahe Habitat for Humanity Offering Help Through “A Brush with Kindness” and Other Programs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Habitat for Humanity is offering area homeowners help with low cost exterior home improvement projects.  The organization reminds local residents about its “A Brush with Kindness” program, which helps qualifying homeowners with painting, weatherizing, landscaping, minor repairs, and cleanup projects around their property.  Local Habitat affiliate president Kevin...
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AAA Says Fewer Will Travel for Next Week’s Independence Day Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says the number of state residents traveling over the upcoming Independence Day holiday will drop slightly from July 4 of last year.  A survey shows that just over 128,000 South Dakotans will travel, which is a small drop from last July.  Of those state residents...
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SD Universities Changing Teacher Education Model

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s public universities are changing their teacher education programs so students will spend a full year teaching in a school district before graduating. The state Board of Regents says college students training to be teachers traditionally have been student teachers for a semester before graduating. Black Hills State University...
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Wind in SD Faces Challenges Despite New Incentives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new economic development incentives are making the state more competitive with neighbors on large wind projects, but other industry challenges are keeping South Dakota from tapping its potential. Officials say South Dakota’s up-front tax structure has been why the nation’s fifth-windiest state produces just 784 megawatts in...
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Custer to be Focus of Upcoming Discussion at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – George Armstrong Custer’s time in the Dakotas will be the topic of a discussion on Sunday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Author Jeff Barnes will present the discussion based on his latest book called “The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 85 Forts, Fights and Other Sites.” The book...
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USDA Says Showers, Warm Temps Advance SD Crop Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Scattered rain showers and warmer temperatures are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is jointed at 88 percent and headed at 63...
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State Climatologist Says Eastern SD Recovered from Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Climatologist Dennis Todey says recent rains have helped eastern South Dakota recover from the drought, but the soil moisture has not been replenished in much of the western part of the state. Todey says southwestern South Dakota has received enough rain to keep conditions steady, but not enough to...
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Tower Days in Bowdle begins Thursday

Mobridge, S.D.- (KOLY) Well summer is officially in full swing, which is apparent with all the great parades and festivities throughout every community. Coming up this weekend it is Tower Days in Bowdle. The official theme this year is “The Fabulous Fifties”. Starting on Thursday the 27th, the Bowdle community theatre presents “Treasure of...
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