USDA Says Cooler Temperatures Slows Planting of Row Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Unseasonably cool temperatures across South Dakota slowed planting of row crops and pasture growth. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that despite the cooler temperatures, producers had 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat conditions were rated 31 percent very poor, 31 percent poor,...
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2 SD Students Chosen for President Scholar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota high school students are among more than 140 students from across the country being recognized for their accomplishments in academics or the arts. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the 49th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars on Monday. Duncan says Presidential Scholars demonstrate what accomplishments...
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SD Governor Urges Recognition of Military Service

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says people should take time this month to recognize the sacrifices and successes of those who have served in the U.S. military. May is National Military Appreciation Month. The governor says the vigilance of members of the armed forces has been instrumental in preserving the...
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Rushmore Mascots Heading Out on 14-City Tour

MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) – The Mount Rushmore presidential mascots are heading out on a 14-city Midwest tour. Tourism Secretary Jim Hagen says the cities along the route are filled with people who have a high propensity to travel to South Dakota. He says the goal of the bus tour is to...
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BankWest Named Pierre’s Go Green and Clean Business of Spring

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill presented a plaque last week to BankWest-which was named the 2013 Go Green and Clean Business of Spring.  Gill offered the award to BankWest Chairman, President and CEO Charles Burke III and AVP Management Development Associate Becky Burke.  Pierre’s Team BankWest completed several earth friendly...
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Prescribed Burns to be Done Today in Sully County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Game, Fish and Parks Department will hold two prescribed burns today in Sully County. The first grass burn off will be at Koenig Game Production Area in west central Sully County next to the river.  It will start about 11:00 a.m. this morning and should be done by...
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Road Ditch Clean Up Planned for Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation and Department of Corrections will conduct a road ditch clean up this Wednesday.  The cleanup will cover property from the Mickelson Training Center to the Truck Route.  Ditches along the Truck Route (Garfield Avenue) will also be cleared of trash, as will a...
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City Crews to do Water Main Work on Segment of Buchanan Avenue This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre water crews will be working in east Pierre this week-installing water main on Buchanan Avenue from Spruce Avenue to Buffalo Street.  Dane Brewer, City Water Superintendent, says there will be street closures on that block and residents who will be without water will have door hangars placed on...
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Stranded Boaters Assisted Northwest of Pierre Late Saturday

CORRRECTION:  After this story was published, we were advised that the boat involved in this incident was stranded and was NOT stuck on a sandbar, as we were first told.  The boat did not have power to return to shore-as the battery had died.  The boaters contacted Pike Haven Resort, and a charged battery...
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Klein Museum of Mobridge Wins Organizational Governor's Award for History-May 2013 (Photo Courtesy of SDSHS)

Klein Museum Recognized by State Historical Society

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The Klein Museum in Mobridge was recognized over the weekend for its efforts in preserving South Dakota history.  The South Dakota State Historical Society gave the museum the Organizational Governor’s Award for History on Saturday during the society’s annual history conference in Rapid City.
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