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Trees Being Burned at Old Landfill East of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre residents should note that they could see smoke coming from eastern areas of town, as the city’s Solid Waste Department will be burning trees at the old landfill.  Solid Waste Manager Val Keller says the calm winds and recent moisture are conducive to safe burning conditions so the...
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Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman will be sentenced next month for her guilty plea to Grand Theft.  29-year-old Taylor Gullickson, whose address is listed as Mobridge, was indicted in January for an incident that occurred in December, in which law enforcers were alerted to the theft of various items from some Pierre...
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Volunteers and Ranger District Employees Work to Enhance Richland Dam Recreation Area

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several enhancement projects were completed at Richland Dam on the western portion of the Fort Pierre National Grassland this week.  Volunteers from the U.S. Public Health Service helped employees from the U.S. Forest Service’s Fort Pierre Ranger District in getting the projects completed on Tuesday.  Work was done...
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Land Swap to Preserve SD Pioneer Cemetery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Stanley County Commission has arranged a land swap to preserve a pioneer cemetery in central South Dakota. The unmarked Meers town site cemetery is in the middle of farmland owned by Fargo, N.D.-based RDO Equipment Co. The Capital Journal reports that Stanley County is swapping a similar amount of land...
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Powerball Ticket Sold in SD Worth $2 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Powerball ticket sold in Rapid City is worth $2 million in the latest drawing. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball to win the game’s $1 million second prize in the Wednesday drawing. The person who bought the...
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Gilbertson Gets New Term as SD Supreme Court Chief

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has elected David Gilbertson to an unprecedented fourth term as chief justice of the state’s highest court. Gilbertson says a lot has been accomplished during his prior 12 years as chief justice, and he decided to seek another four-year term to oversee the implementation of...
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SD Officials Urge Steps to Prevent West Nile

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Health Department officials say it’s time for people to start using insect repellent and take other steps to avoid being infected by the West Nile virus. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says West Nile virus can be serious and even fatal, but people can reduce the risk by taking...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Series Kicks Off 7th Year with a Stop June 12 in Philip!

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX will soon begin what will be the 7th year of the KGFX Hometown Tour series.  We’ll kick off this year’s schedule on Wednesday, June 12 with a trip to Philip.  Join KGFX”s Skipper T and Jeri Thomas for an hour-long program based in the courtyard at Philip Health...
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Monday’s South Dakota Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and State Fair Manager

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The June broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective” is coming up Monday, June 10.  Join Mark Swartzell and Jeri Thomas as they talk with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard between 2:05 and 2:30, followed by a visit from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. with State Fair Manager Jerome...
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Temporary Support in Place for Segment of Basement Wall at Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work is underway to develop a permanent fix for a section of basement wall that collapsed recently under Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.  The collapse was not located near resident rooms.  A press release from Avera says that four residents with living quarters close to where the basement wall...
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