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Harrold and Fort Thompson Fire Departments Called to Early Morning Trailer Fire

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News ) Two central South Dakota fire departments responded to the report of an early morning trailer house fire in the Big Bend Community this morning.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says fire crews from Harrold and Fort Thompson were summoned about 1:30 a.m. this morning and on arrival,...
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Earth Awareness Week Events Continue. Listing of Activities on City Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A schedule for events that are part of Pierre’s Earth Awareness Week has been posted on the city website.  The week is part of the city’s year-long Go Green and Clean Campaign and is linked to national events like Earth Day-which was noted April 22 and Arbor Day-which is...
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SD Housing Authority to Get Settlement Money

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Housing Development Authority will receive South Dakota’s share of a multistate settlement with one of the nation’s biggest mortgage processing companies. South Dakota is getting about $344,000 through the settlement with Lender Processing Services Inc., which earlier this year agreed to pay...
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SD Students Seek Special Song at Graduation

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Some parents and students in the Chamberlain School District want the school board to allow a Native American honoring song during graduation ceremonies next month. Students have presented a petition to the board and board members have promised to vote on the matter before the May 19 graduation, but they...
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SD Hospital Executives Support Expanding Medicaid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota hospital executives say expanding the Medicaid program to provide health insurance to thousands of additional low-income people would reduce the amount of people unable to pay their bills for medical care. Hospital officials say South Dakota hospitals last year were unable to collect about $90 million from low-income...
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South Dakota Readying for Severe Weather

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is preparing for upcoming severe weather. This week has been Severe Weather Awareness week, and a statewide tornado drill conducted Wednesday reminded people to think about severe weather before it actually happens. This season’s severe weather season is expected to be more active than last year, when...
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SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist Discusses Tree Health at Tuesday Seminar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Extension Forestry Specialist for SDSU says it appears that the trees and greenery along the river in Pierre and Fort Pierre were not hurt as badly as first thought following the flood of two years ago. John Ball spoke yesterday at a tree seminar at the SDSU Regional...
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Pierre Educational Foundation Starts eWall of Honor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation has started what it calls the “eWall of Honor” as a way to say thanks to teachers, administrators, coaches and other Pierre Public School staff. The electronic wall of honor is set up on the foundation’s website at www.pefgovs.org and is a location where parents,...
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Mother Nature to Allow Earth Awareness Week Activity Schedule to Fill Up Starting Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The schedule for this week’s Earth Awareness Week in Pierre has seen one more change.  Today was to be the city’s Arbor Day Program, but the event has been moved to next Tuesday, April 30.  There will be a tree planting next week on the Capitol Grounds that day...
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Pierre Rescue Squad Helps Boaters Sidelined by Sandbar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rescue Squad was called out yesterday to assist the occupants of a boat that was stuck on a sandbar.  Pierre Fire Department Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the squad responded to the call for assistance about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.  He says the watercraft was located near the...
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