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Local High School Robotics Team Wins Regional Championship

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local high school robotics team won a recent regional championship.  The local team was one of 23 teams that participated in the FIRST TECH Challenge event for high school robotics teams.  The team calls itself “LOADING” and includes members Halley Ketteler, Matt Darnall, Seth Snyder, Zyne Snyder, Nate...
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Go Green and Clean Committee Gathers to Plan Campaign for 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last week brought a meeting in which a group of planners gathered to look at the 2013 Go Green and Clean Campaign for the City of Pierre.  The campaign was started in 2010 as a “call to service”.  In announcing the effort, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill said each season...
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Storm Sewer Work to Begin in Southeast Pierre-Road Closures Go Into Effect Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will be closing a street segment for an extended time starting today, as crews begin work to re-construct storm sewer on Lincoln Avenue just north of the Softball Complex in southeast Pierre.  The segment of Pawn Street between Lincoln Avenue and Izaak Walton Road is...
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AAA Says Gas Prices Continue to Soar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) Gas price averages in every state in the nation have increased over the past week.  AAA South Dakota says prices are up by nine cents in South Dakota and by even larger amounts elsewhere-including in California and Nevada-where prices are up by 18 cents in the last week.  AAA...
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Pierre’s CRO Reminds Citizens of Vehicle Ordinance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer reminds Pierre residents that have not moved their vehicles since the weekend snowstorm that they should do so.  Officer Brandon Boyd says citizens who have vehicles that were plowed around which have yet to be moved could be subject to having the vehicles towed.  Boyd...
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SDSF Announces First Grandstand Act

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota State Fair announced its first grandstand act yesterday.  The Eli Young Band and the Casey Donahew Band will perform on Saturday, August 31.  State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel said in a press release yesterday that the combination of the two bands on the grandstand is going...
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Senate Endorses Constitutional Amendment on Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote to pass any ballot measure imposing a new tax or increasing an existing one. A two-thirds vote is already required in the Legislature to pass a new tax or increase the rate of an...
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SD Delegation Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Democratic member of South Dakota’s congressional delegation says President Barack Obama is taking the country in the right direction, but the two Republican members say Obama’s State of the Union address did not show leadership. Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he likes Obama’s focus on jobs, the middle...
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23 Rural South Dakota Hospitals Receive Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Twenty-three hospitals in rural South Dakota will receive more than $278,000 in funding for projects to improve patient access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations. The money comes from the federal Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. The funding amounts to each hospital range from $6,325 to $15,000....
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SD Governor Signs Bill Deleting Offensive Terms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill updating language in state laws referring to people with intellectual disabilities. The governor says the bill eliminates outdated and offensive references in state law such as “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded.” When the law takes effect July 1, new language will...
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