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SD Officials Urge Steps to Prevent West Nile

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Health Department officials say it’s time for people to start using insect repellent and take other steps to avoid being infected by the West Nile virus. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says West Nile virus can be serious and even fatal, but people can reduce the risk by taking...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Series Kicks Off 7th Year with a Stop June 12 in Philip!

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX will soon begin what will be the 7th year of the KGFX Hometown Tour series.  We’ll kick off this year’s schedule on Wednesday, June 12 with a trip to Philip.  Join KGFX”s Skipper T and Jeri Thomas for an hour-long program based in the courtyard at Philip Health...
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Monday’s South Dakota Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and State Fair Manager

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The June broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective” is coming up Monday, June 10.  Join Mark Swartzell and Jeri Thomas as they talk with South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard between 2:05 and 2:30, followed by a visit from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. with State Fair Manager Jerome...
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Temporary Support in Place for Segment of Basement Wall at Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work is underway to develop a permanent fix for a section of basement wall that collapsed recently under Avera Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.  The collapse was not located near resident rooms.  A press release from Avera says that four residents with living quarters close to where the basement wall...
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Candidates Talk About Election Results in Pierre School and Commission Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two incumbents were sent back to their respective positions in yesterday’s elections for Pierre City Commission and Pierre School Board. In the Pierre City Commission race, current Commissioner Jeanne Goodman defeated challenger Troy Bowers for another three year term.  Goodman says she appreciates the backing of voters and looks...
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South Dakota Gas Prices Drop 15 Cents from Highest Price This Year on May 22

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) AAA South Dakota says the state’s average price for a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline has dropped 15 cents since this year’s high of $3.96 recorded on May 22.  Within the past week, the travel organization says several cities across the state have seen double digit decreases.  Marilyn...
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Water Service to be Off During Some Daytime Hours Today and Tomorrow on Segment of Ree Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Water Department is replacing water main on Ree Street today and tomorrow.  Dane Brewer, Water Superintendent for the city, says water is to be off between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., unless unexpected circumstances pop up.  Residents and businesses that are being impacted by...
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SD Trail of Governors Project in Pierre Expanding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Life-size bronze statues of former South Dakota Govs. Frank Farrar, Harvey Wollman and William Janklow are being unveiled at the state Capitol Rotunda in Pierre next week. The celebration of the latest additions to the Trail of Governors project is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 14. Current Gov....
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SD Governor Questions Consumer Complaint Probes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked South Dakota Labor Secretary Pam Roberts to review procedures for investigating consumer complaints against insurance companies. The move comes after the Argus Leader newspaper reported the labor department’s insurance division hasn’t publicly disciplined Ability Insurance Co. despite having evidence that the company allegedly broke state...
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SD Juvenile Corrections Gets High National Rating

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say all the state’s juvenile corrections programs have again reached the highest status possible under a national project that measures conditions and treatment services provided to incarcerated youth. All three reporting programs at the State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy near Custer obtained the highest status during the...
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