POW/MIA Recognition Day to be Noted Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed this Friday as “POW/MIA Recognition Day” in South Dakota. The proclamation follows a request from the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs. The day will honor men and women who fought bravely for our freedoms. Governor Daugaard says the 21st of September should be...
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Waste Tires Being Collected for Hughes and Stanley County Residents

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A waste tire collection effort is starting today in Hughes and Stanley Counties. The organized collection will give Hughes and Stanley County residents a chance to legally dispose of old tires they may have. Tires are being taken at two locations-the Hughes County Highway Shop in Pierre at 2401...
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Stanley County Homecoming Week Kicks Off Today

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings Homecoming Coronation for Stanley County High School. Candidates include Wyatt Green, Wyatt Harrowa, Brady Washechek, Tucker Fischbach, Dallas Heninger, Shantell Gregg, Katie Lehrkamp, Lexi Lopour, Breeze Olson and Nicole Smith. The Second Grade crown bearers are Chase Hanson and Abigail Huebner. Coronation will begin at 7:00...
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Pierre Regional Airport Terminal Dedicated Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought a dedication ceremony for a new terminal at Pierre’s Regional Airport. An estimated 150-200 people attended the event-which included remarks from Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, Consultant Tom Schauer and Mary Osborn of Great Lakes Airlines. In addition, Suzanne Veenis of Representative Kristi Noem’s office spoke and a...
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SD Officials Work to Define School Climate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A group of officials in South Dakota is working to define “school climate” and identify ways to measure it. School climate basically means a school’s conditions for learning. It’s one part of South Dakota’s new accountability system for public schools that is replacing requirements of the federal No Child...
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Fire Officials Urge Farmer Caution During Harvest

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Division of Wildland Fire Suppression is asking ranchers and farmers during the harvest season to take extra precautions to prevent wildfires. Officials say dry fuel conditions combined with the warm and windy weather is making conditions ripe for fast-moving prairie fires. State Wildland Fire Division Director...
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Mortgage Settlement Claim Forms to be Mailed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakotans eligible for refunds as part of a national mortgage settlement will soon be receiving their claim information in the mail. The deadline to file a claim is Jan. 18. In February, Jackley joined with other state attorneys general in reaching a $25 billion...
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Former SD County Clerk Charged With Grand Theft

KENNEBEC, S.D. (AP) – A former county clerk of courts in South Dakota is accused of stealing more than $1,100 in fines paid for traffic violations. Denise Anderson, of Kennebec, is charged with one count of grand theft. She is scheduled to be arraigned next month. Authorities say Anderson stole $1,183 in fines paid...
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SD Health Official Warns of Hantavirus Risk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Health Department official says people should guard against the risk of Hantavirus infection as cooling temperatures cause rodents to move indoors. Hantavirus is carried by rodents. It can lead to respiratory problems that can be fatal. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says routine rodent control is particularly important...
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SD Governor Urges Troops to Register to Vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging military personnel to register soon to vote in the November election. Daugaard says the deadline to register to vote in South Dakota is Oct. 22. The governor says members of the military serve around the world to defend freedom, and one of those...
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