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Grants Available to SD Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department is asking rural youth groups to apply for grants to support community projects. The grants are available to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value...
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South Dakota’s Risky Bridges Lie on Lesser Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey of South Dakota’s bridges finds more than 100 of them carry a dual designation that could mean problems. The Associated Press analyzed data in the National Bridge Inventory, and found 127 South Dakota bridges classified as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient.” The first category means the bridge...
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Buche’s Foods Purchases Gemar Stores

WAGNER, S.D. (AP) – A grocer whose family has been in business 108 years is adding to his operation, almost by accident. When R.F. Buche bought the Tripp store this year, he made a courtesy call to Greg Gemar, who owns stores in neighboring Scotland and Tyndall. The Press & Dakotan reports Gemar had...
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GF&P Offering Educator Archery Training Sessions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is offering free archery training for educators. National Archery in the Schools Program trainings sessions are scheduled for Rapid City on Sept. 30 and Oacoma on Oct. 2. The day-long training sessions run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The program provides the...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game September 14, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-17-25-37-44, Powerball: 20 Estimated jackpot: $317 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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SD Says Railroad Hasn’t Spent Promised Funds

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say Canadian Pacific Railway hasn’t spent a promised $472 million to improve a rail system that includes the only direct east-west line that serves western South Dakota. Canadian Pacific disputes the state’s claims and says it has met financial obligations for the line. The Rapid City...
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Local Woman On Her Way to Colorado to Help with Flood Response

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida woman will be on her way to Colorado tomorrow to help with the operation of Red Cross shelters.  Nancy McKenney is a volunteer with the Red Cross and she will serve as a Shelter Manager as part of response efforts to major flooding going on in that...
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Man Rescued After Falling Into Water Near Causeway This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rescue Squad was summoned this morning to the report that a person was in the water near the LaFramboise Island Causeway and assistance was needed.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says rescuers were called about 11:40 a.m. and they were told that a fisherman was in the...
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Noem Applauds Flood Risk Communication Provisions in House Water Resources Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem announced yesterday that provisions in the House Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) will require the Corps of Engineers to better communicate flood risk on the Missouri River.  The flood risk communication provisions are based on legislation that Noem introduced in May of...
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Construction on New Apartment Complex to Start Soon in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) By this time next year, Pierre will be home to a new apartment complex.  Two companies are working together to bring what will be called “Prairie Vista Apartments” to Pierre.  The announcement for the new $7.8 million dollar project was made yesterday by Skunk Creek Developers, which is an...
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