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Sioux Avenue Road Surface Getting Minor Repairs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists that travel Pierre’s Sioux Avenue continue to notice orange construction markers along the road, as maintenance work is being done this summer on the busy street. Dean VanDeWiele-Department of Transportation Area Engineer in Pierre says in recent weeks, workers have been repairing some small breaks on a segment...
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Obama Announces New Council for Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Citing a history of mistreatment that has hurt Indians, President Barack Obama has established a White House Council on Native American Affairs to promote a healthier relationship among the United States and tribal governments. The leaders of 30 federal departments and agencies will serve on the council, which is charged...
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Deadwood Gaming Numbers Hit Plateau

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gaming revenue in Deadwood may have leveled off after several months of steep declines. The Rapid City Journal reports that total wagers in May fell by $3.9 million from the same month in 2012. But gross revenues declined by only 1.6 percent, to $9.39 million. The South Dakota Gaming Commission says...
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SD Program Awards Grants to Boost Internet Service

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota program has awarded more than $150,000 in technology grants to improve Internet service in 18 libraries, schools and other facilities across the state. The South Dakota Broadband Initiative uses federal money to make the grants. Jim Edman, who manages the project as deputy commissioner of the state...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in June 26 ‘Powerball’ Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-18-33-39-46, Powerball: 33 Estimated jackpot: $40 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Health Care Workers Discuss Medicaid Expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Access to health care professionals and reimbursement options were among the topics discussed at a meeting of a state task force studying the possibility of expanding Medicaid in South Dakota. The 29-member panel appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard is made up of lawmakers, medical facilities directors and other health...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up Coming July 10

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) July 10 will bring the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to the Pierre area.  Organizers are putting together a list of volunteers to pick up litter and debris along the river as part of the cleanup day.  Last year, nearly 5,000 pounds of debris was collected within a...
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Sobriety Checkpoints Planned in July

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As it does each month, the South Dakota Highway Patrol will have a series of sobriety checkpoints in July.  The checkpoints are scheduled in 18 counties across the state.  In central and western South Dakota, some counties that will be included next month are Jackson, Walworth, Tripp, Hughes, Stanley,...
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New Reservation Process in Place for Steamboat Park Amphitheater

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre reminds area residents that a new reservation process is in place for the use of Steamboat Park Amphitheater.  Reservations for the amphitheater will be taken after July 13.  The facility had to be repaired and updated after the 2011 flood and because of that-a new...
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Governor Says Exports Key to Agricultural Growth

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says increased exports will play a key role in the continued growth of South Dakota’s agricultural industry. Daugaard says farmers, ranchers and agricultural business owners need to remember that most potential buyers are outside of the United States. He says South Dakota has increased its...
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