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SD Diabetes Rate More Than Doubles Since 1995

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D (AP) – A new study has found that South Dakota’s diabetes rate has more than doubled since 1995. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the rate in South Dakota jumped 121.4 percent by 2010. Some 6.6 percent of South Dakotans say they have diabetes, just slightly...
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Economic Index Jumps for Midwest, Western States

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states has jumped for a third straight month, but the looming “fiscal cliff” and other factors have shaken confidence in the region’s economy for the coming months. The overall Rural Mainstreet index released Thursday rose to 57.5 in November...
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Pregnant Heifers, Breeding Bulls for Sale in SD Buffalo Auction

  CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – Bison buyers are set to descend on western South Dakota’s Custer State Park. The park’s annual buffalo auction is Saturday and features a sales list that includes 43 2-year-old pregnant heifers, and another three that aren’t pregnant. Sixty-two bull calves also are for sale. They’re among the 256 bison...
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Man Arrested After Accident Which Causes Power Outage in Portion of Fort Pierre

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested this afternoon after an accident occurred along a busy Fort Pierre roadway-which in turn-resulted in a power outage that impacted the majority of Fort Pierre electrical customers.  Chief Deputy Greg Swanson of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Office says the accident was reported about 12:15...
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Brand Board to Send Two Proposals to Legislative Session in 2013

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Brand Board approved two legislative proposals at its November meeting last week.  Board members met November 7 and discussed five suggested pieces of legislation to bring to state lawmakers in January.  Brand Board Director Larry Stearns says one of the rules the board decided to...
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List Filled Quickly of Citizens Wanting Deer Harvested in Pierre

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It took less than ten minutes to fill a list of those who want to receive one of the deer that are harvested in coming months in the city limits of Pierre.  The Game, Fish and Parks Department approved the harvest of 20 antlerless deer in Pierre and...
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Pierre Residents Reminded of Snow Removal Regulations

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although Mother Nature has taken care of much of the snow that fell Saturday, Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding local residents of a snow regulation to remember in the coming months.  Officer Brandon Boyd says that city ordinances dictate that snow and ice must be removed within...
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State Ag Department Secretary Wants Input on Drought Relief

  WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Friday marks the deadline for South Dakota farmers and ranchers to share their ideas on drought disaster relief with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones tells KWAT radio that the department is asking those affected by the drought what they could the department could better....
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Kim Rogers Gets Investor in Education Award November 2012

Rogers Named 2012 Investor in Education

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local middle school counselor was recognized this morning as the 2012 BankWest Investor in Education.  Kim Rogers is a counselor at Georgia Morse Middle School.  She was presented with the Investor in Education award at a special staff meeting today.  In addition to receiving a crystal award...
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Academic Challenge Brings Seven Schools to Fort Pierre Last Week

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Third Annual Stanley County Small School Academic Challenge was held in Fort Pierre last week.  Eight different schools attended the event.  Students were tested last Wednesday, November 7 on 20 different areas, including English 9-12, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, Native American History and...
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