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Prescribed Burns to be Done Today in Sully County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Game, Fish and Parks Department will hold two prescribed burns today in Sully County. The first grass burn off will be at Koenig Game Production Area in west central Sully County next to the river.  It will start about 11:00 a.m. this morning and should be done by...
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Road Ditch Clean Up Planned for Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation and Department of Corrections will conduct a road ditch clean up this Wednesday.  The cleanup will cover property from the Mickelson Training Center to the Truck Route.  Ditches along the Truck Route (Garfield Avenue) will also be cleared of trash, as will a...
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City Crews to do Water Main Work on Segment of Buchanan Avenue This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre water crews will be working in east Pierre this week-installing water main on Buchanan Avenue from Spruce Avenue to Buffalo Street.  Dane Brewer, City Water Superintendent, says there will be street closures on that block and residents who will be without water will have door hangars placed on...
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Stranded Boaters Assisted Northwest of Pierre Late Saturday

CORRRECTION:  After this story was published, we were advised that the boat involved in this incident was stranded and was NOT stuck on a sandbar, as we were first told.  The boat did not have power to return to shore-as the battery had died.  The boaters contacted Pike Haven Resort, and a charged battery...
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Klein Museum Recognized by State Historical Society

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The Klein Museum in Mobridge was recognized over the weekend for its efforts in preserving South Dakota history.  The South Dakota State Historical Society gave the museum the Organizational Governor’s Award for History on Saturday during the society’s annual history conference in Rapid City.
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SD Has High Rate of Births Outside Wedlock

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota has a high rate of babies being born to unwed women. The report says 37.4 percent of South Dakota births in 2011 were outside wedlock. That was the 19th-highest rate in the nation. The report says the rate...
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Safety Courses Offered to Young SD Farm Workers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University Extension is offering training courses for young South Dakotans who plan to work on farms this summer. SDSU instructor Nicholas Uilk says certification in a Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture course is required for all youth who are 14 and 15 and want to work...
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Tourism Secretary Expects Strong Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen is confident that despite spring snow storms in the state, summer tourism numbers will be up in South Dakota. Hagen tells KELO-TV that South Dakota is not the only state that has seen spring snow. He says every survey his department has seen indicates people...
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SD Panel Seeks Applicants for Investment Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on the State Investment Council. The council oversees the State Investment Office. It is responsible for investing state money and determining investment policies. People who are trained in investment and finance but who are not engaged in the...
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SD Officials Urge Drivers to Watch for Motorcycles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to share the road safely with motorcycles. Daugaard says South Dakota is one of the four safest states in the nation for riding motorcycles. He says all drivers need to be aware of motorcycles on the highways. The governor has designated May...
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