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Sioux Falls Events Center Construction nears Halfway Point

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A little more than $24 million has been spent on construction and development costs for a new events center scheduled to open next year in Sioux Falls.  An estimated $1 million a day is being spent in the construction of the Denny Sanford Premier Center as construction nears...
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Officials hope to limit Missouri River flooding

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — After several days of heavy rain across the lower Missouri River basin, the amount of water released into the river is being reduced to help minimize flooding.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it began reducing the amount of water flowing into the river on Sunday because of...
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South Dakota Monastery and Retreat Center Remains Unsold

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A northeast South Dakota monastery and retreat center that housed Benedictine monks for more than six decades remains unsold a year after its residents voted to shut it down.  Blue Cloud Abbey has been looking for a religious group to buy the 80-acre property. But Abbot Denis Quinkert...
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Rain Limits Crop Activity for Farmers in South Dakota

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rain across much of South Dakota limited planting activities for farmers last week.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Winter wheat conditions were rated 35 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 29...
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Officials Say Rains Ease Drought in Much of SD

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Officials say recent rains have eased the drought in much of South Dakota, but problems remain in some western areas of the state.State Climatologist Dennis Todey told the state Drought Task Force on Tuesday that recent rains have replenished moisture in surface soils, but southwestern South Dakota remains particularly...
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Janklow Plaque to be Dedicated at Fort Sisseton

  FORT SISSETON, S.D. (AP) — A plaque honoring former Gov. Bill Janklow will be dedicated next month during the Fort Sisseton Historical Festival.  Fort Sisseton Commissioner Paul Symens says Janklow’s efforts to secure funding for early restoration efforts at Fort Sisseton, along with local support from state Sen. Curt Jones, made restoration of...
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Custer State Park Elk License Raffle Raises $30K

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A fundraiser raffle for a Custer State Park elk hunting license has raised more than $30,000 for elk management in South Dakota.  The state Game, Fish & Parks Department says Don Latham, of Renner, won the 2013 permit in a raffle sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. ...
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Hail in Jackson County May 27, 2013 (Courtesy Photo)

Memorial Day Evening Brings Severe Thunderstorm Warnings and Weird Weather in Jackson County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Severe Thunderstorm Warnings popped up in parts of western and central South Dakota last night, leaving needed rains; but also some unusual weather conditions.  In Jackson County, several inches of hail fell on a two mile stretch of Interstate 90 west of Belvidere last night about 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time. ...
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Fort Pierre Man Arrested After Early Morning Incident in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was arrested by Pierre Police on several charges early this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a patrol officer saw a man near parked cars in the 400 block of South Henry Street and the officer was in the process of interviewing the man...
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Oahe Downstream to Host Annual Kids Fishing Derby on Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday will bring a morning of fishing and prizes at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area north of Fort Pierre.  The 6th annual Kids Fishing Derby will be held late Saturday morning.  Kids can pre-register for the event at the Oahe Downstream Welcome Center or by calling the office...
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