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US Transportation Secretary to be Among Guests at RCPT Open House Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary will be in Pierre tomorrow along with the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration to attend the grand opening of the newly-expanded facilities for River Cities Public Transit. There will be a short program tomorrow morning at River Cities Transit-starting at 10:45, which...
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MDU Says Weather Will be Main Factor in Determining Customers Bills This Winter

BISMARCK, N.S. – (DRG News) Montana Dakota Utilities says natural gas prices will be lower in the upcoming winter heating season, compared to last year’s costs. The price is expected to be down about four percent from a year ago. Dave Goodin, president and chief executive officer for MDU says in a press release...
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SD Panel Says Creek Should be Renamed Howes Creek

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has recommended that Negro Creek in Meade County be renamed Howes Creek. The state Board of Geographic Names is using the western South Dakota creek as a test case for a new process aimed at increasing public involvement...
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Adventurer Completes Swim Down Missouri River

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – British adventurer Dave Cornthwaite has completed a 1,000-mile swim down the Missouri River. Cornthwaite embarked on the 1,004-mile journey on Aug. 10 in Chamberlain, S.D. He reached St. Louis 58 days later. He says he had to avoid obstacles in the water and risk hypothermia along the way. Cornthwaite’s...
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Giago Says Education Needed on Origin of Holiday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Long-time journalist Tim Giago worries that the meaning of Native American Day will be lost without education by schools and the media. Giago tells KOTA television that events such as the Black Hills Pow Wow have played an important role and great strides have been made, but more work...
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Salmon Station Open for Egg Collection

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department opened the Whitlock Bay Salmon Spawning Station for the season, but officials say that last year’s flood might make it a challenge to gather enough adult salmon for egg collection. GFP fisheries biologist Bob Hanten says fewer salmon were caught by fishermen...
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Meeting Tonight in Philip on New SET Program for Haakon, Jackson and Eastern Pennington County Areas

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) The region that includes Haakon, Jackson and eastern Pennington counties has been chosen to be one of two locations in the state that will be a part of the Stronger Economies Together-or SET program. There will be meeting about the program tonight before the Philip Chamber meeting. The Stronger...
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Rosebud Citizens Sentenced for Theft from Indian Tribal Organization

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Rosebud citizens have been sentenced in federal court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization. 32-year-old Nathan Janis and 39-year-old Barbara Duysak-who also goes by the name Barbara McCloskey-were both charged for submitting false payment request forms to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Child Care Services program. Duysak worked...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club Posting Flags for Today’s Native American Day Holiday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) American and South Dakota State Flags are posted across the Missouri River Bridge to honor today’s Native American Day holiday. The Flags Across the Missouri River Bridge is a Pride in America and fundraising program that is organized by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club. Today’s flag posting is sponsored...
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Flash and Dale Hartmann on October 7, 2012

New PFD Mascot Takes Part in Sunday Open House Events

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought the annual Pierre Fire Department Open House to fire stations throughout town. The events were held as part of this week’s National Fire Prevention Week. The most recent addition to the Pierre Fire Department helped kick off the week. “Flash” is the new official mascot of the...
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