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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Governor Janklow Statue from Trail of Governors Unveiling June 14, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

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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