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PEF Gives Out Fall Mini-Grants

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation recently awarded mini-grants to seven different teachers in the district.  Two times each year, the foundation gives out grants to students, educators and groups to encourage teachers to focus beyond standard curriculum, raise the educational performance of students of all ages and offer solutions...
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School Board Approves Changes for Former Tech Ed Building at GMMS

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved using money from the district’s Capital Outlay Funds and from a Sports Marketing Fund to renovate and purchase supplies for a building that stands on the grounds of Georgia Morse Middle School.  The board discussed a suggestion to make changes to the former...
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Eagle Creek Holds Annual Pheasant Hunt to Show Off Central SD to Current and Potential Clients

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of corporate executives and local officials gathered in the area this week for business—and for hunting—as Pierre’s Eagle Creek Software Services held its fourth annual Eagle Creek Pheasant Hunt.  Eagle Creek CEO Ken Behrendt says more than 20 people were invited-some of them business prospects-to come...
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LWCF Funds to be Given for Outdoor Recreation Projects

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A total of $358,310 in Land and Water Conservation Fund money has been awarded to several communities in South Dakota.  The federal assistance program offers up to 50 percent reimbursement for outdoor recreational projects.  Governor Dennis Daugaard says in a press release that LWCF grants were provided to...
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SD Winter Wheat Crop Emerging Slowly

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop is about 43 percent emerged, but behind last year’s pace and the five-year average. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that winter wheat is rated at 21 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 44 percent fair...
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SD Holds Symposium for Beginning Farmers, Ranchers

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department and South Dakota State University are holding a symposium on challenges faced by beginning farmers and ranchers. State Agriculture Secretary Walt Bones says the average age of a South Dakota farmer is 57. He says that’s due to the continually rising costs of land, equipment...
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School Board Gives First Reading to GMMS eReader Policy

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave first reading yesterday to a new e-reader policy for Georgia Morse Middle School.  Principal Troy Wiebe told the board Monday that there have been only a few requests in recent years by students to use the e-Reader devices like Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes and...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse University Funding Plan

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a plan aimed at giving state universities and technical schools their fair share of any increases in state revenue. The proposal, which will be submitted to the full Legislature in January, does not require the governor and the Legislature to fund the...
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SD Senate Majority Picks Leaders for Next Two Years

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Republican majority in the South Dakota Senate has re-elected Sen. Russell Olson of Wentworth as its leader for the next two years. It will be Olson’s second term as Senate majority leader. The Argus Leader reports that the 28-member Republican caucus also chose Sen. Tim Rave of Baltic as...
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Veterans Day Ceremony Draws Hundreds to Riggs Theater Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the annual Veterans Day ceremony to Riggs High School.  This year’s ceremony was designated as a Vets Day ceremony regional site by the Veterans Day National Committee.  The event was coordinated by Riggs teacher Jay Mickelson and the school’s theater was almost full-as students, citizens and...
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