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USDA Says Row Crop Development Continues to Lag in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The winter wheat harvest and the development of row crops continue to lag behind last year’s pace in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that the past week was marked by continued below-normal temperatures. Eighty-seven percent of the state’s winter wheat crop...
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Pierre Woman Pleads Guilty to Theft From Federal Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre woman has pleaded guilty to stealing from the federal government. Thirty-seven-year-old Brandis Rose was accused of misappropriating more than $8,700 while working in 2009 for South Dakota CARES, an organization affiliated with the federal Social Security Administration. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Rose will be sentenced Oct. 28...
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Pierre Leaders to Consider Building Events Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – City commissioners in Pierre will be considering a proposal in the coming weeks to build an indoor sports facility and events center. A Public Facilities Task Force has endorsed the idea of a multimillion-dollar facility that could handle indoor sports as well as shows and meetings. The task force has...
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Highway Work to Impact Highway 83 from SD/ND Border North

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) Highway 83 from the South Dakota border north to around Strasburg, North Dakota will not be a pleasant place to drive today.  Highway crews have put fresh oil down, and are paving that section of road.  There will be long waits for pilot cars, along with the fresh oil....
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Bomber Crashes in Montana; Crew Ejects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Air Force colonel says the service will conduct a thorough investigation into the crash of a B-1B bomber in southeastern Montana. Meanwhile, Col. Kevin Kennedy says he’s thankful that four crew members were able to safely eject. The airplane crashed Monday in a remote area near Broadus, Mont....
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SD Task Force to Meet on Medicaid Expansion Study

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state task force studying the possibility of expanding South Dakota’s Medicaid program is wrapping up its work. The task force will not recommend whether Medicaid should be expanded, but instead will identify the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. The panel meets today to finish its report. Gov. Dennis...
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Looking Back at August 14, 2013 KGFX Hometown Tour in Highmore

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX Radio continues with our summer series of KGFX Hometown Tour stops for 2013 as we wind down another year of broadcasting in some of the many great communities we serve.  Last week, August 14, we held our Hometown Tour at Heartland State Bank in Highmore.  We spoke with...
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Man Arrested Sunday Morning in Pierre on Assault and Intentional Damage Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested in Pierre early Sunday morning after law enforcers were called to the report that someone was damaging an apartment in a southern Pierre neighborhood.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police were called just after five Sunday morning to a residence on South Henry Street. ...
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Highmore/Harrold Starts New Year with New Superintendent and H.S. Principal

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) The school year starts in a number of South Dakota communities this week, including for the Highmore/Harrold district, which will see the first day of school on Thursday. The district will be led this year by a new Superintendent; as Chip Sundberg joins the community after serving as high...
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SDHP Says Burke Woman Killed in Weekend Rollover

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Burke woman died over the weekend as the result of a single vehicle crash northeast of Gregory.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Saturday morning.  Authorities say that 20-year-old Devon Bennett was eastbound on 287th Street in a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer when the vehicle left...
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