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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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PUC Says Troubled South Dakota Grain Elevator Loses License

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota regulators have revoked the operating licenses of a grain elevator in Gregory. The Public Utilities Commission in late March suspended the grain-buyer and grain-warehouse licenses of the Gregory Farmers Elevator. The business was given 15 days to appeal or present a plan to address financial problems. Commission Vice...
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Climatologist: SD Weather Changing More Rapidly

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A state climatologist says that South Dakota’s weather has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future. Climatologist Dennis Todey said Monday that South Dakota’s precipitation has been trending upward for decades – especially in the few years leading up to...
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SD Health Care Officials Urge Medicaid Expansion

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Doctors and directors of health care facilities say South Dakota should expand its Medicaid program to provide health insurance to thousands more low-income people. They told a state task force that people who are currently uninsured wait too long to get medical care and wind up in emergency rooms getting...
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SDSU Extension Sponsored Tree Seminar to be Held Tonight in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight will bring a tree seminar to Pierre, which will feature SDSU’s Extension Forestry Specialist and other speakers.  Dr. John Ball will talk about the ongoing effects of the 2011 flood on the trees in flood impacted areas of Pierre and Fort Pierre.  He will also cover some information...
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NWS Says Some Precip and Temperature Records Broken in Central SD

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says several records have been set in central parts of the state in the past few days. According to the Weather Service’s Aberdeen office, a record April snowfall has been recorded at Pierre with 20.8 inches so far this month.  The old record April snowfall...
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SD Discovery Center Makes Changes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium is now known as the South Dakota Discovery Center.  Center Director Kristie Maher says the three 150 gallon tanks that had been in place in the building since 1990 were removed a few days ago.  Maher says the Game, Fish and Parks...
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