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Corps Conference Call Coming Up Monday-Following Cancellation of AOP Meetings This Month

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) A conference call is planned for Monday, as the Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Office takes comments and answers questions on the 2013-2014 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem System.  Five public meetings on the AOP had been scheduled throughout the basin earlier...
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Ag Land Assessment Advisory Task Force to Meet Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Agricultural Land Assessment Implementation and Oversight Advisory Task Force will meet next week at the State Capitol in Pierre.  The meeting will be Tuesday in Room 413 of the Capitol-starting at 10:30 a.m.  The task force will hear presentations from the South Dakota Department of Revenue regarding agricultural...
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PFD Called to Natural Gas Line Break This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call that a natural gas line had been broken during construction work this morning.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the department’s Battalion 1 was called to 506 West Dakota Avenue-where a contractor was doing curb and gutter work in that...
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Statues for Governors Janklow and Wollman Put Up in Pierre This Morning for TOG Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Statues for Governor Bill Janklow and Harvey Wollman were put in place in two different locations in Pierre this morning-as part of the Trail of Governors project.  Jankow’s statue is located near the intersection of Broadway Avenue and the entrance to the Capitol Lake Visitor Center.  Wollman’s statue was...
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Gettysburg Community Blood Drive

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (DRG News) – On Monday, October 28th from 1:00 P.M to 6:15 P.M. and Tuesday, October 29 from 7:30 PM. to 12:30 P.M., United Blood Services will be having a blood drive.  The drive will take place at Grace Bible Church, in Gettysburg, S.D., on both days. They have many openings and...
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SD Governor Likely to Urge Delay in Medicaid Decision

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he likely will recommend that the Legislature once again delay a decision on expanding the state’s Medicaid program to cover more people. In an interview with The Associated Press, Daugaard says he wants to know more about what people would be covered by an...
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Tea Party SD Ad Likens ‘Obamacare’ to Communism

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota tea party group has sponsored a television ad comparing the president’s health care law to Soviet-era communism. The Daily Republic in Mitchell reports the ad is sponsored by Tea Party SD, headed by Allen Unruh, of Sioux Falls. It shows a man purporting to be a spokesman...
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Former SD Tourism Head Was Hunting When he Died

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – The brother-in-law of former South Dakota Tourism Secretary Richard Benda says Benda was hunting when he died. Benda was found dead of a gunshot wound Tuesday in a grove of trees near Lake Andes, in southeastern South Dakota. Authorities are investigating his death. Brother-in-law Jim Johanneson was the one...
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Damage to Dakotas Sunflower Crop Being Determined

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – The sunflower industry is working to determine the amount of damage to this year’s crop in the nation’s two top-producing states. An early October blizzard flattened all or part of many sunflower fields in North Dakota and South Dakota. National Sunflower Association Executive Director John Sandbakken tells Agweek that...
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Mobridge-Pollock High School Oral Interp Competes

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) – Here is what Holly Hitland provided to us: On October 19, 2013, the Mobridge-Pollock High School competed at Northern State University against 17 other Class A and B schools. Top schools were Aberdeen Central, Milbank, Britton-Hecla and then Mobridge for Class A. Rosholt and Clark took top honors...
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