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Engines, Tankers From Western SD, ND Help Effort

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – The head of the Grand River Ranger District says engines and water tankers from fire departments across western South Dakota and western North Dakota have been helping to suppress a 22-square-mile fire in Perkins County. Ranger Paul Hancock tells KBJM radio in Lemmon that the wind-driven fire grew rapidly Wednesday...
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SD Retirement System Has Good Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the rising stock market has helped the South Dakota Retirement System’s assets earn 14.9 percent on investments through the first nine months of the current financial year. Retirement System Executive Director Rob Wylie says if that level of investment return holds through the end of the financial year,...
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South Dakota Delegation Led by Governor Daugaard to Depart Tomorrow for China Trade Mission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard is to leave tomorrow with a group of South Dakota business and agriculture leaders for a trade mission to China.  The Governor’s Office of Economic Development says representatives from 15 business and ag groups will go with the governor on the trip which runs through April...
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Boys and Girls Club’s Fundraising Campaign Starts Next Phase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The next phase of the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s annual fund raising drive is underway.  The “It Just Takes One” campaign started in February and the honorary chairpersons for the fund drive are Jim and Susan Mollison.  New to this year’s campaign is the “Blue...
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Hughes County Commission Taking Applicants for Open Hughes County States Attorney Position

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Commission is currently accepting applications for the position of Hughes County States Attorney.    Max Gors resigned for health reasons as States Attorney at the County Commission meeting on Monday and the resignation went into effect immediately. Kevin Hipple, Hughes County Manager, says Gors was sworn into...
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Fire Crews Have Busy Wednesday Responding to Grass Fires and Other Calls

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local Pierre area firefighters were kept busy yesterday as they were called out a handful of times Wednesday. The Pierre Rural Fire Department was told of a grass fire in a ditch about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at 20165 299th Avenue.  Fire Chief Jason Roggow says a resident from near...
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SD Regents say Research Centers Meet Goals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents says the Governor’s Research Centers are meeting their goals of spurring competitive research and converting ideas into commercial endeavors. The South Dakota Legislature first funded the research centers in 2004 at the request of then-Gov. Mike Rounds. Regents Vice President...
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SD Board of Regents Endorse Tech Jobs, Academy

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Board of Regents committee has endorsed a plan to create a training academy that could result in bringing 1,000 new tech jobs to South Dakota. Minnesota-based Eagle Creek Software Services announced last month it wanted to bring 1,000 information technology consultant jobs to South Dakota. The company...
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Regent Honored for Service to SD Education

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents has honored a regent who is retiring after 18 years. James Hansen was given an honorary Doctorate of Public Service for his work in South Dakota on Wednesday. In addition to his nearly two decades on the Board of Regents, Hansen has spent time...
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Fargo Couple Charged as Co-Defendants in Alleged Metal Building Scheme Plead Not Guilty

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A husband and wife from Fargo, North Dakota have both pleaded not guilty to charges that include two counts of Grand Theft by Deception and one count of Conspiracy to Commit Grand Theft by Deception.  45-year-old George Donald Nelson III and 44-year-old Karla Ann Nelson were each indicted on...
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