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Responders Called to Area of S-Curve in Pierre for Reported Accident Between Car and Cycle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Emergency responders were called to the scene of an incident that was reported as a car striking a motorcycle during the noon hour Tuesday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were called about 12:05 p.m. to the area near the S-curve in central Pierre. Blemaster says a car...
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Buying The Black Hills: Tribes Raise $1.4 Million for Land

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Several Native American tribes have raised more than $1 million towards buying a prime piece of real estate in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Rosebud Sioux spokesman Alfred Walking Bull tells The Associated Press that the tribe is now allocating $1.3 million to purchase the privately owned land...
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HHS’ Sebelius Visits Tribal Communities in SD

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Secretary of Health and Human Services says there are encouraging signs of health initiatives taking place at federal Indian Health Service clinics. Kathleen Sebelius toured several programs on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations on Tuesday. The Department of Health and Human Services oversees IHS. Sebelius said she’s...
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Grasshoppers Not a Big Problem in Upper Midwest

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Grasshoppers are not doing as much damage in the Upper Midwest as officials had feared. A federal study of adult grasshoppers last year concluded that the pests could be a threat this summer in much of the region, particularly in Montana and South Dakota. Warm, dry conditions last fall...
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SD Lottery Offers Online Drawing for Prizes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery is offering an online drawing for prizes as part of the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Lottery officials say people can begin registering online now for the chance to win prizes ranging from South Dakota Lottery T-shirts to $500 in cash. No purchase is necessary, but...
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HHS’ Sebelius to Visit 3 Reservations in SD

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting three reservations in South Dakota starting Tuesday to learn about health challenges facing the Native American communities. Sebelius’ two-day visit starts Tuesday morning on the Pine Ridge reservation. She’ll continue to the Rosebud reservation Tuesday afternoon before concluding her visit...
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Construction Activities Continue on Various Pierre City Streets This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction work continues on streets in the Pierre area this week. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says that drivers should note that the west side parking lane on Pierre Street between Sioux Avenue and the railroad overpass will be closed at least through...
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Capital City Band Receives $1,400 from Team BankWest Efforts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital City Band recently received a donation from members of a volunteer BankWest team, following the bank employees’ efforts this past summer to offer water and popcorn at Wednesday evening band concerts. Team BankWest’s Band Aid crew is led by Becky Burke and she says all the funds...
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Cool Temps Bring Minimal Relief to SD crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool temperatures across South Dakota brought little relief to farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that several low temperatures were set or tied across the state. Precipitation was scattered throughout, with an average of 6.6 days of fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was...
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SD Retirement System Has Modest Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets dropped slightly in the past year after modest investment gains were offset by the cost of paying benefits to retirees. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says his office earned $142 million on a return of 1.9 percent in the year that ended June 30....
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