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Street Project Update from City of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction workers are busy throughout parts of Pierre this week, as road and rail related projects continue.  The City of Pierre says a segment of Dakota Avenue remains closed west of Pierre Street today.  Storm pipe and catch basin installation should be completed there this week.  Sidewalk and curb...
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Oahe Downstream to Hold Rescheduled Kids Fishing Derby This Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Downstream Recreation Area will be hosting the 6th annual Kids Fishing Derby this weekend.  Kids are invited to come join park staff Saturday morning for fishing and prizes at Oahe Downstream.  Fishing will take place on the waters within Oahe Marina and on the accessible fishing...
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Stanley County School District Awarded New Five Year Grant for GOLD Program

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School District announced last week that the district has been awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program Grant by the South Dakota Department of Education.  The district will receive $150,000 a year for five years for the K-12 GOLD program-starting with the 2013-2014 school...
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New Petitions Approved in Second Effort by Opponents to Refer Another Portion of Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Eighty petition signatures have been approved as part of an effort by some local residents who oppose certain portions of the Riverwalk Landing Project-proposed to be built on Teton Island in Fort Pierre.  The petition drive is the third by some local citizens who would like Fort Pierre...
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Midwest Could See Strong Windstorms from Derecho

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Meteorologists are tracking a so-called derecho weather pattern in the Midwest that could spawn severe windstorms in major metropolitan areas with gusts as strong as 100 mph. The National Weather Service says derechos occur once or twice a year in the central U.S. with winds of at least 75 mph. The...
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SD Officials Working to Prevent Bank Tax Mistakes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say they are working to prevent further mistakes in handling state taxes paid by banks. The Department of Legislative Audit found the state Revenue Department sometimes made mistakes in determining whether tax payments were for credit card operations or general banking operations. Because taxes on credit cards...
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Johnson Votes for Farm Bill, Thune Votes Against

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. senators have different takes on the farm bill the Senate has passed. Democrat Tim Johnson supports it, saying it’ll ensure the continued integrity of farm programs, reduce the budget deficit and support the millions of jobs that rely on agriculture. Republican John Thune says the Senate...
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Feeding South Dakota Study Says More Than 100K Go Hungry in State

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new survey shows that more than 100,000 people in South Dakota do not always know where their next meal will come from. The findings from “Map the Meal Gap” by Feeding America show that 12.5 percent of the population in the state struggle with hunger. Of the more...
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SD Officials Caution of Fire Danger Despite Rain

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say people should realize that wildfires could still break out despite the recent rain. Jim Strain, assistant operations chief for the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division, says South Dakota has received rain and vegetation is beginning to turn green. But he says trees are still ready...
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Sheriff’s Office Recovers Track Pit Cushions Reported Missing in May

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office recovered some track equipment on Friday which has been missing from Fort Pierre since mid-May.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says two track pit cushions were taken from behind Parkview Gymnasium on May 17.  The large blue mats weigh about two...
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