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SD Ag Department Helps Identify Development Sites

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department has started a program to help counties identify the best locations for agricultural development projects. The department will work with local governments and development officials on a site analysis program that will look at information on local zoning ordinances, permitting requirements and the availability of...
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USDA Says Corn Crop Showing Good Progress in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials say the corn crop is showing good progress in South Dakota, although more rain is needed to meet yield potential. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that corn silking was at 69 percent, behind last year’s 78 percent but ahead of the...
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Meeting Tonight to Focus on What to Do About Pawn Street in SE Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A forum will be held tonight which will give city residents a chance to talk about what to do with at least one roadway that was damaged during the 2011 flood.  The focus of the forum is Pawn Street-an east/west road which is located just north of the city’s...
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NWS Says Cool Temps Over the Weekend Set or Matched Previous Record Overnight Lows

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says some regional communities noted temperature records over the weekend and other records were matched.  The temperature logged Saturday morning in the Pierre area was 44 degrees, which broke the old record of 49 degrees, set back in 2005.  Timber Lake broke its previous record...
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Pierre to be Featured on Next KGFX Hometown Tour Broadcast Wednesday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another stop in the KGFX Hometown Tour series for 2013.  Join KGFX Wednesday morning as we feature the city of Pierre and broadcast from Prairie Pages Bookseller in downtown Pierre.  Some of the guests on the program line-up include Paul Schreiner, who is organizing the upcoming Men’s...
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14th Annual R-CALF USA Convention Coming to Pierre/Fort Pierre This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the R-CALF USA Convention to Pierre.  The event starts Friday and most convention activities will take place at the Ramkota Hotel in Pierre.  The 14th annual convention will feature comments from two property rights advocates.  The first, Cliven Bundy, is a Nevada rancher, and he will...
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Some Sturgis Rally Bikers Getting an Early Start

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in western South Dakota doesn’t begin for another week, but some bikers already have embarked on their journey to the Black Hills. Dale Abbott has traveled from Indiana to South Dakota. He tells KELO-TV in Sioux Falls that he’s going to Sturgis for the...
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SD Dedicating More Money to State Buildings Upkeep

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has increased funding for maintenance of state buildings, but not all legislators agree with the move. Lawmakers have dedicated $4.7 million toward state building maintenance this year, a big increase from annual budgets that used to be about $1 million or $2 million. Bureau of Administration Commissioner...
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Native American Summit on Health Careers Scheduled

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Native American summit on careers in health care will be held next month in Rapid City. The second annual “Healing Indian Nations Through Research, Education and Outreach” summit will be held on Aug. 13-14. The Rapid City Journal reports that the summit is designed for college faculty and...
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9 Recruits Graduate and Join SD Highway Patrol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After more than eight months of training, nine recruits have officially joined the ranks of the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The new troopers completed basic law enforcement training and a special academy for Highway Patrol recruits. They have been in field training since May. At a graduation ceremony in the...
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