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Organizers Offer Details on Fort Pierre 4th of July Parade

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings what has become an Independence Day tradition for many central South Dakotans-taking in the Fourth of July parade in Fort Pierre.  Organizers say the parade continues to grow and drew an estimated 10,000 to watch it last year.  Darby Nutter of Fort Pierre says the SD...
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Horse Slaughter Opponents Sue USDA Over Permits

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A coalition of animal protection groups is asking a federal court in northern California to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants. A lawsuit filed Monday by the Humane Society of the United States, four other groups and five individuals seeks an emergency injunction to overturn...
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SD Begins 3rd Round of Grants for Blender Pumps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say they have started the third round of funding for grants that help gas stations buy pumps that let customers select different blends of gasoline and ethanol. State Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello says $500,000 has been allocated for the current state fiscal year. Seventy-five retail gas...
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KGFX to Carry Saturday’s Deployment Ceremony for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings a deployment ceremony for a Pierre based National Guard unit that will serve a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.  The Guard’s 70 members of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will be the focus of the ceremony at the T.F. Riggs High School on Saturday morning-starting at 10:00...
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American Legion Riders Setting Up Veterans Viewing Spot for Vets and Families to View Fourth of July Parade Thursday in Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Independence Day will be marked once again this year with a full day of activities in Fort Pierre and Pierre.  Thursday evening will bring the Fourth of July Rodeo at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.  The Capital City Band will hold a Fourth of July Concert at...
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Pierre Police Department Cadets Take Part in 2013 Cadet Explorer Challenge Last Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A 2013 Cadet Explorer Challenge was hosted last week at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center in Pierre.  This was the 5th year for the challenge and it was hosted by the Rapid City Police Department.  Explorers from the Rapid City Police Department’s Youth Academy were joined by cadets...
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SD National Guard Museum to Host Korean War Display Later in July

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre will host a Korean War exhibit later this month.  The Department of Defense 60th Anniversary Korean War Commemoration exhibit will be on display at the Museum on Friday, July 26 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, July 27...
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SD Has First Human West Nile Virus Case of 2013

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first human case of West Nile virus this year. The state Health Department says the virus was detected in a Buffalo County child between 10 and 19 years old. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is urging residents to protect themselves against the mosquitoes that transmit the virus,...
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SD Democrats’ Chairman Nesselhuf Resigning

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The chairman of the South Dakota Democratic Party says he’s resigning to move closer to his wife in Sioux City, Iowa. Ben Nesselhuf says he has accepted a job as campaign manager for Jim Mowrer, who is running for Congress against Republican Rep. Steve King. He says the job...
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Sioux Tribes Plan Large-Scale Wind Energy Project

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An ambitious wind energy project by a group of Sioux tribes in South Dakota is getting accolades and support from a handful of former government officials, including former President Bill Clinton. But industry experts question whether the tribes fully realize the challenges that come with developing wind energy. Leaders...
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