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Highway 65 North of Isabel Reopens to Traffic

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says that a segment of Highway 65 in Corson County is now open.  Highway 65 between Isabel and McIntosh was closed when two culverts were washed out due to heavy rains in the area.  Since then, the culverts were replaced and the highway...
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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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Statues of Three Former Governors Unveiled for Trail of Governors Project Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought an unveiling ceremony for three new statues that will be placed at various locations in Pierre this year as part of the ongoing Trail of Governors project.  The life-sized bronze statues of South Dakota Governors Frank Farrar, Harvey Wollman and William Janklow were shown publicly for the...
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Pierre School Board Holds Meeting on Elementary School Facility Planning Study

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than 50 people attended a special meeting of the Pierre School Board last week, as the board offered information on the district’s elementary school facility planning study.  The meeting was held last Thursday at Riggs High School.  The district currently has four elementary school buildings.  Two of the...
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SDNG Holds “Dogs on the River” Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineering Company held an event yesterday to say thanks to those in Central South Dakota that have offered support to the unit.  The 200th returned in the spring of 2012 from an almost year-long deployment to Afghanistan.  Yesterday near the Legion Cabin, the...
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Philip Was First Stop Last Wednesday-Gettysburg Next on the List of KGFX Hometown Tour Stops

UNDATED – (DRG News) The first KGFX Hometown Tour broadcast for 2013 was held June 12 in Philip. Wednesday brings our second stop on the Hometown Tour schedule. Join Skipper T and the Dakota Cruiser in Gettysburg at Potter County Implement. The broadcast starts Wednesday morning at 9:05 a.m. Guests include Gettysburg School Superintendent...
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National Guard Museum Extends Summer Hours

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre says it is expanding its summer hours. Starting July 1, the museum will open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday and the third Thursday of the months through September. Normal museum hours are from 9 a.m. to 4...
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