James Hagen

Tourism Secretary Expects Strong Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen is confident that despite spring snow storms in the state, summer tourism numbers will be up in South Dakota. Hagen tells KELO-TV that South Dakota is not the only state that has seen spring snow. He says every survey his department has seen indicates people...
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SD Panel Seeks Applicants for Investment Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on the State Investment Council. The council oversees the State Investment Office. It is responsible for investing state money and determining investment policies. People who are trained in investment and finance but who are not engaged in the...
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Motorcycle and Rider

SD Officials Urge Drivers to Watch for Motorcycles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to share the road safely with motorcycles. Daugaard says South Dakota is one of the four safest states in the nation for riding motorcycles. He says all drivers need to be aware of motorcycles on the highways. The governor has designated May...
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Kadoka Store Changing Owners After Seven Decades

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A Kadoka hardware store that has been a staple in the community for nearly seven decades is changing owners. KOTA-TV reports that Randi Oyan and her husband are handing over the reins of Hogen’s Hardware to a new couple, the Fromm’s. The store has been in Oyan’s family for 67 years....
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National Weather Service

NWS Says April Brought Record Breaking Cold and Snow Amounts

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s probably no surprise for many that last month was said to be one of the top five coldest on record across parts of central and northeast South Dakota.  The National Weather Service says record to near record snowfall was also reported. InPierre, the average high temperature was 49.2...
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Red Barn

Four SD Sites Nominated for National Register

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A bank, a barn, a church and a movie theater in South Dakota are being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The Register is the federal government’s list of properties it deems worthy of recognition and preservation. The South Dakota State Historical Society Board has nominated the...
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SDSHS to Loan Sioux Horse Effigy for Display at Museums in Paris, New York City and Kansas City

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the prime pieces in the South Dakota State Historical Society’s museum collection at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be traveling soon to museums in Paris, New York City and Kansas City, Missouri.  The Sioux Horse Effigy dance stick has been part of the society’s museum...
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Public Meeting to be Held in Harrold for Proposed Pulse Plant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Harrold area residents are invited to a meeting next week that will offer information on how the proposed pulse crop processing facility will impact the community.  A public meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8 at the Harrold School-starting at 7:00 p.m.  A press release from the Pierre Economic...
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Grass Fire

Harrold Firefighters Called to Two Separate Grass Fires Thursday Night

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) The Harrold Fire Department responded to two separate grass fire calls Thursday night.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says firefighters were called out about 7:00 p.m. Thursday to the report of a grass fire, south of the Big Bend Community.  Fort Thompson firefighters and local farmers assisted with...
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Farm Rescue Getting $200,000 Bremer Donation

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue organization is getting a large donation from the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank. The donations total $200,000 over two years and will be used for equipment, training and general operations. The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm...
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