Ribbon Cutting for New Fourth Street Multi Purpose Trail (KGFX Photo)

Pierre’s New 4th Street Multi-Use Trail Opened by City Officials Wednesday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, as Pierre’s new 4th Street Multi-Use Trail was officially opened.  The Capital City’s newest trail segment, in northeast Pierre, totals a little over a mile and a half.  It was constructed in two segments.  Phase I covers a stretch from Governor’s...
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US Drought Levels Off After Two Weeks of Worsening

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has leveled off last week after worsening during the two previous weeks The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows more than 62 percent of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought. One-fifth of the...
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Dakotas Rank High in Funding of Tobacco Programs

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota ranks second in the nation and South Dakota eleventh in the funding of programs to prevent youth smoking and to help smokers quit. The annual rankings were released Thursday by a coalition of public health groups including the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Cancer Society....
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New Jail on SD Reservation to Open in January

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is set to open a $25 million adult jail next month that will emphasize cultural wellness for inmates. The grand opening for the 67,500-square-foot Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility is set for Jan. 17 near Mission. Administrator Melissa Eagle Bear says the facility...
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Obama Applauds SD Man, Nonprofit During Speech

  PORCUPINE, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama hailed the head of a nonprofit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as an example of positive change in Indian Country. Obama spoke to more than 500 tribal leaders during the fourth White House Tribal Nations summit on Wednesday in Washington. Obama recognized Nick Tilsen...
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Relay for Life Fundraising Team to Help with Christmas Gift Wrapping

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One local team that is working to raise money for the 2013 Relay for Life will be offering gift wrapping at the Pierre Mall soon.  The Got Hope Relay for Life team will provide gift wrapping at the mall for a donation on December 8 and December 15. ...
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Governor Daugaard After Budget Speech December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Daugaard Talks About Budget

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard offered a number of proposals during his speech on the Fiscal Year 2014 budget at the State Capitol Tuesday.  The governor’s proposed $4.1 billion budget, which begins July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014, includes three percent increases for Medicaid providers, state employees and...
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South Dakota Lawmakers Listening to Budget Address December 4, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

DRG Area Lawmakers React to Governor Daugaard’s Budget Speech

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota lawmakers had differing reactions to yesterday’s budget address by Governor Dennis Daugaard.  District 28 Senator Ryan Maher, an Isabel Republican, says the budget picture at the capitol has changed for the better in the past few years. Republican Jeff Monroe of Pierre, who was selected by...
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Malfunctioning Furnace Results in Call to PFD Tuesday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A furnace issue left smoke in a Pierre home last night.  The Pierre Fire Department was called to a home at 2518 East Pawn about 9:00 p.m.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the occupants of the residence heard a loud pop and a short time later, smoke dispersed...
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Pierre School Board to Host Lawmakers on Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host an annual discussion with local legislative delegates on Monday.  The Legislative Forum will be held before Monday’s school board meeting, as board members talk to legislators about issues and concerns that school districts are facing.  Also to be discussed will be pending...
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