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SD Democrats Criticize Appointment to State Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats have criticized Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s appointment of a man to a board that awards state economic development loans to businesses. Daugaard has appointed Rob Skjonsberg of Pierre to the state Board of Economic Development. Skjonsberg was a banker, a chief of staff for former Gov. Mike...
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Fort Pierre Depot Project Continues to Move Forward

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work has been underway for about the past month at the site that will soon be the new home for Fort Pierre’s former train depot.  The depot was part of the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad system and served Fort Pierre for many years-starting in the early 1900’s.  It...
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Releases Into the Missouri River Will be Decreased

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River will be decreased this month because warmer weather has reduced ice concerns. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Thursday it will gradually reduce the amount of water it releases out of Gavins Point Dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border...
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Drought Conditions Unchanged in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions in the Dakotas have not changed with the start of the new year. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows all of South Dakota and just over half of North Dakota remaining in some form of drought. Another third of North Dakota remains classified as abnormally dry....
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Attorney General Jackley Says South Dakota Sex Offender Registry Maintains National Certification

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Federal authorities recently certified that South Dakota’s Sex Offender Registration continues to implement the provisions of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA).  Attorney General Marty Jackley says sex offender registration and community notification are an important part of his office’s work to improve the safety of the...
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AAA Says the Average Annual Gas Price Was Highest Ever in 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel organization says the national annual average price for gas last year reached levels that are said to be the most expensive average ever.  AAA says the 2012 average gasoline price was $3.60 per gallon, which they say is the highest annual average on record.  The previous...
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SD Supreme Court Overturns Berget’s Death Sentence

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a state prison inmate’s death sentence for the killing of a prison guard nearly two years ago. Justices say Rodney Berget must get a new sentencing hearing because the circuit judge who sentenced him to die improperly considered statements Berget made to a...
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Holiday Storms Have Limited Impact on US Drought

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Holiday storms that pounded much of the nation with snow and rain did little to ease the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that about 61 percent of the continental U.S. remained in some form of drought as...
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KOLY Radio Legend Dies at 88

  Mobridge, SD (DRG News) A Local Radio Sensation passed away on New Years day. Roland Cory lived a very eventful life, starting at such a young age as he joined the service for the second World War, just a day after graduating from Mobridge High School. After being discharged in 1946, Cory followed...
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Consultant Pitches Multipurpose Facility to City Commission in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A consultant is recommending that the city of Pierre build a 40,000-square-foot multipurpose building to replace the old City Auditorium, which closed in April 2011 because of structural problems. Arizona-based Pinnacle Indoor Sports Facility Development spoke with dozens of nonprofits, recreational sports groups and high school coaches before compiling its...
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