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G.O.L.D. Program Open House Tonight/Summer Food Service Program to be Offered in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An open house will be held tonight to allow parents to sign their children up for summer activities through the Stanley County G.O.L.D. program.  The open house will take place from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. this evening at the Community Youth Involved Center in Fort Pierre and offerings...
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Drought Mitigation Center Says Rain Eases Drought for Some, But Not All

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Rain that moved across the Midwest in the past week has helped ease drought conditions for some farmers. The weekly drought monitor report from the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska was released Thursday. It shows the rain that caused flooding in some areas of the...
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SD Closes the Books on Three Natural Disasters in 2008

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management says it has completed the paperwork and closed the books on three presidentially declared natural disasters in the state in 2008. A winter storm with record snowfall happened in early May 2008. A severe storm caused widespread flooding in June of that year. Another...
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NWS Says Pierre and Watertown Saw Record Low Temps This Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Some record lows were broken or tied in parts of the state this morning.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says a record low temperature of 22 degrees was set at Pierre this morning.  That broke the old record of 24 set in 1950.  A new record low was...
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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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