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USDA Says Corn Crop Advancing in Maturity, Behind Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says South Dakota’s corn crop is advancing in maturity but is lagging behind last year’s pace. The department says South Dakota’s crop is 40 percent mature, well behind last year’s 86 percent and slightly behind the five-year average of 45 percent. Harvest is 4...
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SD Veterans Department Launches New Website

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has launched its new website. Officials say the new site is designed to offer veterans a central clearinghouse of resources. The department has also created a mobile friendly version, making it easier for veterans to access information from their smartphones or tablets. Secretary...
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Play Auditions Friday and Saturday in Mobridge

Mobridge, S.D.- (KOLY) Have you always wanted to get involved in acting but not had the courage to do so? Well today is your lucky day! This coming Friday and Saturday there will be auditions for a play that’s being performed in Mobridge. The play is called On the Missouri November 1862 and is...
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G F & P Says Large Trout Stocked Below Oahe Dam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department recently stocked about 3,000 rainbow and brown trout in the Oahe Tailrace.  G F & P Fisheries Biologist Robert Hanten says in a press release that the 15-20 inch trout were placed in the waterway to see if a fall stock of...
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Three Locations to Offer Meningitis Vaccines Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Wednesday will bring Meningitis Vaccine Clinics in three locations in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  Clinics for youth from ages 11-18 will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Stanley County School in the 6-12 gymnasium Wednesday.  There will also be clinics from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday...
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Highway Patrol Says Java Man Killed in One Vehicle Crash East of Selby Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Java man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash about three miles east of Selby on Sunday.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says that 51-year-old Clyde Bieber was driving a 2008 Ford F-150 pickup eastbound on SD Highway 130 around 11:40 a.m., when the pickup went off the south...
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City of Pierre Continues Search for Fire Chief to Lead PFD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The search continues for someone to fill the Fire Chief position for the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department.  Full time chief Bill Alexander announced in June that he would be leaving the department later in the year.  Alexander joined the Pierre Fire Department in November of 2005 as the department’s...
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Homecoming Week Kicks Off in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D.  – (DRG News) Today kicks off 2013 Homecoming Week for Riggs High School.  The theme for this year’s Homecoming is “School of Rock”.   The theme for today’s dress up day is “Class Color”.  Seniors are wearing black today, Juniors-red, Sophomores-yellow, Freshmen-pink and Teachers are wearing blue.   The parade will start at 5:15...
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SD Tourism Launches Fall Marketing Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – As fall approaches, South Dakota Tourism officials are shifting their focus to older leisure travelers and pheasant hunters. The Capital Journal reports that the fall months have grown in popularity in recent years as a good time to travel, especially for people 55 and older with no children in school....
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Magic Happens at the Muze in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A technical card game involving ogres, elves and other creatures is drawing mostly 20-somethings together twice a week in Pierre. It’s called “Magic: The Gathering” and it has a small but devoted following in the capital city. On Tuesday and Friday nights, about eight players gather around a few plain...
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