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Skydive by SD Governor Postponed Due to Conditions

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – Low clouds derailed plans by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to jump out of an airplane. Daugaard planned to skydive Thursday night to fulfill a pledge to help raise money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, but the pilot decided conditions weren’t safe enough. It would have been the first jump...
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SD Court Says Loan Lawsuit Can Be Class Action

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court says a lawsuit against a Rapid City credit union and an insurance company can be handled as a class action. The lawsuit alleges the Black Hills Federal Credit Union and CUNA Mutual Insurance Society improperly raised rates for insurance that makes loan payments if borrowers...
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Nebraska Economist: States Hurt by Lower Ag Prices

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A new report suggests that healthy economic growth slowed down this month in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states. The overall economic index for the region slipped to 55.8 in August from 57.3 in July but was far ahead of the 47.1 in August 2012. Creighton University economist...
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Control Burn is Planned Today North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A control burn is planned today north of Pierre to help eradicate a patch of Canadian Thistle.  The control burn will be located at the intersection of Highway 1804 and Range Road near the old riding corral.  The burn should only last a few hours and it will take...
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PARS Preparing for Another Year of BackPack Program-Asks for Monetary Donations and Volunteers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the start of school next week, the Pierre Area Referral Service is getting ready to kick off another year of the BackPack Program for elementary school age children who attend classes in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The program was piloted at a Pierre elementary school in 2008 and...
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BGCCA Members Say Thanks to This Year’s Blue Door Society Donors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Generous donors that have helped the local Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area are being visited by club members bearing treats.  The club is honoring those who are members of its Blue Door Society.  The Blue Door Society designation is given to those who donate $1,000 or...
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Highmore to Completely Rehab Highway 47 Through the City Next Year

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Highmore will see some major road renovation work next year, as plans call for a complete overhaul of Highway 47, which runs north/south through the heart of the community.  Highmore Mayor Vicki Day says the project will be quite extensive, but it will be a wonderful...
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SD July Jobless Rate Drops 0.6 Percent Over Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Bureau of Labor Statistics says South Dakota’s unemployment rate in July was 3.9 percent, unchanged from June and down from 4.5 percent in July 2012. The state’s labor force in July increased by 1.6 percent over the year to 449,000, and the level of unemployed dropped by 13...
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Larson Sworn in as SD School and Public Lands Head

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Vern Larson of Vivian has been sworn in as South Dakota’s commissioner of school and public lands. Gov. Dennis Daugaard appointed the former state treasurer and state auditor to replace Jarrod Johnson as head of the agency that administers state lands set aside to support schools and other state institutions....
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Crappie Days Wheeler Dealer Auction Underway to Benefit St. Mary’s Foundation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group’s Online Wheeler Dealer Auction for August is also known as Crappie Days! A portion of the proceeds goes to benefit St Mary’s Foundation in Pierre. There are hundreds of items to bid on in 24 different categories. Categories including ag and livestock, appliances, art and...
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