American Red Cross Sign on First United Methodist Church Door November 14, 2014

Red Cross Volunteer from Onida Assisting with Storm Recovery in NY

UNDATED – (DRG News) An Onida woman overseeing Red Cross shelter operations in Buffalo, New York says the shelter population is beginning to subside somewhat.  Nancy McKenney was deployed to the east coast yesterday to assist with Red Cross relief efforts in that area of the country.  Last week, about seven feet of snow...
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Kim Malsam Rysdon (Courtesy Photo)

SD Governor Daugaard Names Interim Secretary of Health

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health. Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. Current Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth is scheduled to retire Dec. 12. She’s led the...
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Construction Helmet

Contractor Says Only Minor Details Left to Complete on Garfield Avenue Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The reconstruction work done this year on Garfield Avenue in Pierre is mostly complete, but some minor details on the project will be handled when weather begins to warm next year.  The project started in late spring and involved reconstructing the north one and a half miles of the...
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Scales, Gavel and Flag

Both Sides Want Judge to Rule on SD Gay Marriage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case. The state attorney general’s office on Tuesday made a motion for summary judgment in the case. The office...
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