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Canton Doctor Succeeds Pierre Doctor as President of SD Medical Association

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dr. Daniel J. Heinemann of Canton is the new president of the South Dakota State Medical Association. Heinemann succeeds Dr. Robert Allison of Pierre as head of the association of physicians and medical students. Heinemann is a chief medical officer for Sanford Health Network and Sanford Clinic. At its...
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USDA Says Wet Conditions Continue to Hamper Farmers in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool wet conditions have prevented farmers and ranchers in South Dakota from making progress planting crops. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that producers had on average only 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Winter wheat conditions were rated 34 percent very poor, 24 percent...
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Pierre Police Department Reports Handful of Arrests Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman was taken to the Hughes County Jail Sunday after police say that she struck two parked cars with her vehicle and then left the scene.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says it was reported that two vehicles were hit in the 500 block of North Highland Avenue. ...
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Two Men from Pierre and Hot Springs Killed in Corson County Accident Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men died in a one vehicle crash that occurred in Corson County yesterday.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the crash occurred just before noon yesterday on 110th Street-two miles west of SD Highway 1806-about 18 miles north and two west of Mobridge.  The DPS says...
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SD Lawmakers Seek Numbers on Workforce Development

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers say they need better information on how well state agencies are training and recruiting the workers needed by key industries. Members of the Legislative Planning Committee say there’s no central source of information about workforce development in the state. They say that once lawmakers know what state...
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Fire Destroys Garage Portion of Rural Home Saturday Morning

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at a rural Hughes County home completely damaged the structure’s garage.  Blunt Fire Department Chief Jan Harkless says the fire was reported early Saturday morning-about 3:20 a.m. at a home on the Korkow Ranch on 206th Street occupied by the family of Misty Korkow Clair.  When firefighters...
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NWS Says Unseasonably Cold Temperatures Registered Sunday Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Unseasonably cold temperatures were noted across parts of the state yesterday morning.  The National Weather Service in Aberdeen says cold temps were reported across central and northeast parts of the state Sunday morning.  Although they say chilly temperatures were registered, no records were broken.  In Pierre, the temperature yesterday...
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PVFD Called to Check on Chemical Spill at Pierre’s Garbage Baling Facility Saturday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded Saturday morning to the report that a liquid substance had spilled on a conveyor belt at the city garbage baling facility and that the substance was smoking.  Fire crews were summoned to the facility at 2800 East Park Street about 11:10 a.m. Saturday...
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Crowd Gathers Saturday for Activities at Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers of Saturday’s dedication ceremonies for a new sculpture garden at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center were happy with the turnout.  The center was officially opened almost four years ago and includes exhibits dedicated to the sport of rodeo-and features the Mattie Goff Newcombe conference center-which...
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Billy Etbauer Bronze Statue Unveiled and New Memorial Sculpture Garden Dedicated at Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought a day of events to Fort Pierre, including the unveiling of the Billy Etbauer bronze statue and the dedication of the new Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.  Later, the annual Casey Tibbs Match of Champions Bronc Ride was...
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