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Oahe Habitat for Humanity Offering Help Through “A Brush with Kindness” and Other Programs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Habitat for Humanity is offering area homeowners help with low cost exterior home improvement projects.  The organization reminds local residents about its “A Brush with Kindness” program, which helps qualifying homeowners with painting, weatherizing, landscaping, minor repairs, and cleanup projects around their property.  Local Habitat affiliate president Kevin...
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AAA Says Fewer Will Travel for Next Week’s Independence Day Holiday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says the number of state residents traveling over the upcoming Independence Day holiday will drop slightly from July 4 of last year.  A survey shows that just over 128,000 South Dakotans will travel, which is a small drop from last July.  Of those state residents...
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SD Universities Changing Teacher Education Model

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s public universities are changing their teacher education programs so students will spend a full year teaching in a school district before graduating. The state Board of Regents says college students training to be teachers traditionally have been student teachers for a semester before graduating. Black Hills State University...
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Wind in SD Faces Challenges Despite New Incentives

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s new economic development incentives are making the state more competitive with neighbors on large wind projects, but other industry challenges are keeping South Dakota from tapping its potential. Officials say South Dakota’s up-front tax structure has been why the nation’s fifth-windiest state produces just 784 megawatts in...
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Custer to be Focus of Upcoming Discussion at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – George Armstrong Custer’s time in the Dakotas will be the topic of a discussion on Sunday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Author Jeff Barnes will present the discussion based on his latest book called “The Great Plains Guide to Custer: 85 Forts, Fights and Other Sites.” The book...
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USDA Says Showers, Warm Temps Advance SD Crop Development

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Scattered rain showers and warmer temperatures are helping to advance crop development in South Dakota The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that farmers and ranchers had on average 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat is jointed at 88 percent and headed at 63...
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State Climatologist Says Eastern SD Recovered from Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Climatologist Dennis Todey says recent rains have helped eastern South Dakota recover from the drought, but the soil moisture has not been replenished in much of the western part of the state. Todey says southwestern South Dakota has received enough rain to keep conditions steady, but not enough to...
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Tower Days in Bowdle begins Thursday

Mobridge, S.D.- (KOLY) Well summer is officially in full swing, which is apparent with all the great parades and festivities throughout every community. Coming up this weekend it is Tower Days in Bowdle. The official theme this year is “The Fabulous Fifties”. Starting on Thursday the 27th, the Bowdle community theatre presents “Treasure of...
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Oahe Farm & Ranch Show Starts Tomorrow!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday and Wednesday brings the Oahe Farm & Ranch Show to central South Dakota.  The show will be held at Oahe Speedway north of Pierre and will cover about 160 acres with exhibitors, safety seminars, education conferences and demonstrations.  There will also be large ride and drive areas, test...
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Pierre Rescue Squad Responds to Calls Friday, Saturday and Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue Squad had a busy weekend-responding to calls Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says crews were called to the report late Friday afternoon that a boat hit a sandbar near the Train Bridge and that one person had been injured. ...
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