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Public Safety Telecommunications Week Noted Through Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week marks National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The week is a way to say thanks to the Communications Officers that serve the five county area from Pierre’s Central SD Communications Center.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls and help citizens calling in for...
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SD Official Studies Court Ruling on DUI Tests

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office is reviewing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to determine if it will have any effect on the state’s law regarding blood tests for people suspected of drunken driving. The Supreme Court has ruled that police usually must try to get a...
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Farm Rescue Banquet to Feature Benefit Concert

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit’s annual banquet this fall will feature a benefit concert by country music singer Jason Brown. North Dakota-based Farm Rescue provides planting and harvesting help to farmers in the Dakotas, eastern Montana, Minnesota and Iowa who have suffered a major injury, illness or disaster. Brown was born...
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Another Spring Day, Another Snowstorm in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Another spring day, another snowstorm in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for far eastern South Dakota, and winter weather advisories in other parts of that region and also southeastern North Dakota. Forecasters say half a foot of snow or more could fall...
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Harvest for Hunger Donation 2013 from Northern Plains and CHS to Feeding South Dakota

More Than $101,000 Given to Feeding SD by Midwest Cooperatives and Northern Plains Co-op Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought a check presentation at the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre; as donations were given by CHS Midwest Cooperatives and Northern Plains Cooperatives to Feeding South Dakota.  The funds were raised during the month of March by the two businesses as part of the annual CHS Harvest...
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NWS Downgrades Winter Storm Warning to Winter Weather Advisory

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Forecasters now say that parts of central South Dakota are no longer part of a Winter Storm Warning and instead are expecting a Winter Weather Advisory to remain in the forecast through tomorrow morning.  The National Weather Service says since lower amounts of snow are falling than first believed,...
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Election Results from DRG Area School Board and City Races

UNDATED – (DRG News) One vote separated two men running for city council in Blunt in Tuesday’s election.  Blunt Finance Officer Colleen Pool says unofficial results show current council member Jeff Kiepke was defeated by challenger Michael Bourk by one vote.   Bourk received 14 votes to Kiepke’s 13.  The council will canvass the results...
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SD Pump Prices Drop 14 Cents Since Late February According to AAA South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s average price for a gallon of regular self-serve gasoline is $3.52-according to statistics compiled by AAA South Dakota.  AAA says that price was noted yesterday and is five cents less expensive than one week ago; eight cents cheaper than one month ago, 14 cents below the...
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Another Spring Snowstorm Affects the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Spring snowstorms continue to set records in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service says a system moving through South Dakota dropped 3.4 inches of snow at the Rapid City airport Tuesday, surpassing the record for the date of 3.3 inches in 1960. The storm in western, central and northern...
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SD Governor Directs Flags Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says President Barack Obama has called for all flags to be flown at half-staff out of respect for victims of Monday’s bombings at the Boston Marathon. Flags are to remain at half-staff until sunset Saturday.
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