Pierre and Fort Pierre Officials Talk About Snow Clearance Work

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today brings another busy day for plow and big equipment operators in Pierre and Fort Pierre, as the predicted second wave of snow arrived in the area this morning.  Fort Pierre issued a snow alert this morning and is asking residents to keep their vehicles off snow routes so they...
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NWS Says Snow to Begin Tapering Off Later Today

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A winter storm warning continues in the forecast through tomorrow morning in much of the Dakota Radio Group listening area.  Forecasters with the National Weather Service indicate that snow will fall on and off through tomorrow morning.  Scott Doering of the Weather Service in Aberdeen says it’s likely that...
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SD Officials Urge No Travel in Spring Storm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people should avoid traveling because the spring snowstorm that has hit the state with heavy snow and freezing rain is far from over. In a briefing by officials at the state Emergency Operations Center in Pierre, State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says no travel is advised...
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Storm a Mixed Big for South Dakota Agriculture

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The spring storm pounding South Dakota is a mixed bag for the agricultural community. Much of the state has been mired in drought, and rancher Dave Lindblom tells KOTA-TV that producers will take all the moisture they can get. State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo also tells the Rapid City...
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Forest Service Changes Rule on Project Protests

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has changed its rule on when a protest can be filed against projects that require an environmental analysis, such as a timber sale or a road decommissioning. Previously, appeals were made after the Forest Service announced its decision on an environmental impact statement or an environmental...
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Call Line Activated for Citizens with State Government Issues

PIERRE, S.D. – (From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) With state government offices closed because of the spring storm, a call center has been activated for citizens with urgent questions of state agencies. As always, citizens with an emergency should call 911. Citizens with urgent calls regarding state government offices may call...
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Pierre Officials Advise Residents to Continue to Avoid Parking on ESR’s as Streets Get Plowed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre would like to remind everyone that the City is still ordering NO PARKING on the marked Emergency Snow Routes even though the plows may have previously been by. City crews will continue to work on keeping the Emergency Snow Routes open for travel.  The City...
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South Dakota State Government Offices To Close At Noon CDT

PIERRE, S.D. – (From Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Office)  State government offices in South Dakota will close today at 12 p.m. CDT (11 a.m. MDT) due to worsening weather conditions statewide. Essential services, including the Emergency Operations Center, will remain open.  State employees who have not been able to reach work due to the severe weather...
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Speedy Claims Sought Through U.S. Forest Service for Fire-Stricken Ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s U.S. senators are pressing the U.S. Forest Service to make speedy payments to landowners affected by a grassland fire on the Dakotas border. The Pautre Fire in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota late last week began as a 130-acre controlled burn on the Grand River National...
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Voters Approve $6.9 Million School in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Gettysburg School District have overwhelmingly agreed to raise property taxes to fund a new school. Seventy-eight percent of voters on Tuesday approved the $6.9 million bond measure. More than 600 people voted, for a turnout of more than 50 percent. Superintendent Tim Hagedorn says the project for...
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