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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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Black Leaders Weigh In, Renaming Work Suspended

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has suspended work on sites that contain the word “Negro” after some black people said the term is not offensive. The Board on Geographic Names met in Pierre on Tuesday to consider replacement names for five Black Hills...
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Farmers Face Tough Decisions from Delayed Planting

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – It’s decision time for many Midwest farmers stuck in one of the wettest springs ever: Plant or replant corn in muddy, puddled fields or collect crop insurance. The USDA says 91 percent of the nation’s corn is planted; normal for this time of year is 95 percent. The water-logged...
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Polls Are Closed…Unofficial Results in for Pierre’s Municipal and School Board Races

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Polls have closed for this Election Day in the Capital City and unofficial results show Commissioner Jeanne Goodman was the top vote getter in today’s municipal election.  She defeated challenger Troy Bowers for city commission by a vote of 1,217 to 378. In the school board race, Cari Leidholt...
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