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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Fort Pierre and Pierre Today and Tomorrow

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) Two blood drives are underway the next few days in Fort Pierre and Pierre.  United Blood Services says the blood supply across both South and North Dakota is being negatively impacted right now by late planting, busy summer schedules and school being out.  UBS says many blood drives aren’t...
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Hughes County Approves Zone Change for Pulse Plant

HARROLD, S.D. (AP) – Hughes County Commissioners have approved the final plat and zoning changes needed to construct a new pulse processing plant set to be near Harrold. The Capital Journal reports that the commissioners on Monday approved changing the zoning from agricultural use to an agricultural and industrial development. South Dakota Pulse Processors has...
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USDA Awards Grants to South Dakota Organizations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced grants to several organizations in South Dakota to help rural businesses. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that Value Added Agriculture Development Center in Pierre will receive $99,950 to help establish a small business in Shannon County. Four Bands Community Fund in Eagle...
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SD Board Seeks Public Comment on Place Names

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota board responsible for getting rid of offensive geographic names is seeking public comment on whether the word “Negro” is offensive. A state law directs the Board on Geographic Names to find replacement names for any geographic features whose names include the word “Negro.” The board has been...
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