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2013 State Park Entrance Licenses Will be Available for Purchase Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 2013 annual park entrance licenses for South Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas will be going on sale soon. The 2013 park entrance license is valid from October 1 of this year through May 18 of 2014. People who buy one license can also buy a second license at...
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Aquatics Center to be Closed for a 10-14 Days-Starting Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Aquatics Center will be closed for as long as two weeks starting this Sunday. YMCA Director Jeff Filipek says the center will reopen in about 10-14 days. Filipek says during the last maintenance shutdown at the aquatics center, a product that was used to take the iron...
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Spirit of Dakota Committee Announces Nominees-Award Banquet October 6

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Fifteen outstanding women have been nominated by communities around the state to be honored at the Spirit of Dakota’s 26th Anniversary Celebration and Award Banquet next month. Five of the nominees are from central and western South Dakota. They include Irean Jordon of Faith, Gayle Kocer of Martin, Irma...
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Eagle Butte Man Facing Charges After Single Vehicle Accident Involving Stolen Pickup

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man is hospitalized and faces charges after a rollover occurred yesterday involving a stolen vehicle. Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident was reported about seven miles east of Pierre on Highway 34 last night about 11:10 p.m. He says an investigation shows that the...
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Local Business Donates Toward Project to Return Fort Pierre Train Depot

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local business offered a donation yesterday to support a fundraiser that will return Fort Pierre’s former Train Depot to town. The depot was built in 1906 as part of the Chicago and NorthWestern Railroad system and served Fort Pierre for many years. After it was deemed surplus...
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South Dakota Hospital Suing IHS for $6.5 Million

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota hospital that nearly closed earlier this year because of financial problems is suing the Indian Health Service, saying the federal agency doesn’t pay its bills. The Bennett County Hospital in Martin is trying to collect more than $1.65 million in fees for care provided to members of...
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Drought Hurts Rural Economy in 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states continued to look weak in September as the drought weighed down agricultural businesses. A new survey of bankers in the region released Thursday showed that the overall economic index remained in negative territory at 48.3 in September. That was...
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SD Stockgrowers Association Holding Convention

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association is holding its annual convention and trade show in Rapid City Friday through Sunday. The convention, in its 121st year, will be held at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center. R-CALF USA President George Chambers will be the keynote speaker on Friday night. The...
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Fort Pierre to Host Two Big Events Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Saturday brings a fun day for all ages to Fort Pierre. The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center will have a branding event from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Ranchers can permanently burn their brand into the Rodeo Center timbers-and add to the hundreds of brands that...
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SDRA Seeking Nominations for Retailer of the Year Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Retailers Association is currently taking nominations for the “South Dakota Retailer of the Year Award”. Each year, the organization gives out the award to a business owner or manager who runs a top notch business and is a community booster. Previous award recipients have been hardware...
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