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2014 Indian Education Summit Coming to Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2014 Indian Education Summit starts Sunday and continues through Tuesday in Pierre.  This will be the 11th year for the summit and the theme of the event is From Every Beginning, a Bright Future.  Keynote speakers include Brian Frejo and John Gritts.  Frejo is a motivational speaker and...
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Stilling Basin Outlet Tunnels August 2011

Corps Using Oahe Dam Outlet Tunnels for Releases

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Missouri River Basin Water Management Division has started using the Oahe Dam outlet tunnels in an effort to release stored flood water from the reservoir system.  Eric Stasch, Project Manager of the Oahe Project Office says water began to flow from the outlet...
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Braiden McCahren September 2014

McCahren Guilty of 2nd Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) After deliberating over six hours Tuesday, a Tripp County jury reached a verdict in the trial Braiden McCahren last night. The 18-year-old McCahren was found guilty of Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. The family of the victim of the shooting-Dalton Williams-reacted with tears and hugs after the verdict...
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Poweshiek Skipperling Butterfly (Courtesy exploringiowa.wordpress.com)

Feds Reopen Public Comment Period on Butterflies

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Federal officials have reopened the public comment period on its proposal to designate critical habitat for two Upper Midwest butterfly species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last year proposed listing the Dakota skipper as threatened and the Poweshiek skipperling as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Both species...
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