News

SD DOT Urges Removal of Hay From Road Ditches

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking farmers and ranchers to follow deadlines for removing processed hay from highway ditches. State regulations require that hay be removed from the highway right of way within 30 days of being processed, but no later than Oct. 1. Department officials say removing...
Keep Reading »

Asphalt Work Starting on Road Segments in Stanley, Potter and Walworth Counties This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two projects will start this week on central South Dakota roadways.  An asphalt crack sealing project starts on Highway 1806 today beginning at Oahe Dam and extending north for about 30 miles.  Wednesday brings the start of work on an asphalt paving project on Highway 83 from Highway 212...
Keep Reading »

Former SD Legislator Jay Duenwald Dies at Age 76

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota legislator Jay Duenwald died over the weekend. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Duenwald, of Hoven, died Saturday. He was 76. Daugaard did not give a cause of death. Duenwald served from 1997-2002 in the South Dakota House of Representatives and from 2003-2008 in the state Senate. He held...
Keep Reading »

South Dakota Perspective to Feature Governor Daugaard and Education Secretary Schopp

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday, September 9, tune into select Dakota News Network affiliates for the September broadcast of South Dakota Perspective.  This monthly program features various guests who focus on issues relevant to South Dakota.  We’re happy to welcome as our first guest Monday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard.  In the second...
Keep Reading »

KGFX to Broadcast Hometown Tour to Highlight Fort Pierre Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brings another stop on the KGFX Hometown Tour schedule for 2013.  Our next broadcast takes us to Fort Pierre, where we’ll broadcast live from Oahe Marina north of Fort Pierre.  Some of the guests we plan to speak with Wednesday morning include new Stanley County School Superintendent...
Keep Reading »

NWS Looks Back at August Temperatures and Rains for Central Sections of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that August brought below normal temps in the first part of the month and the end of the month saw very warm to hot conditions.  In central and northeast South Dakota, average monthly temps were from near to almost two degrees above normal.  The...
Keep Reading »

SD Coalition Urges Congress to Pass Farm Bill

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A broad coalition of South Dakota organizations is urging Congress to act quickly to reauthorize the farm bill. The Plainsman of Huron reports that members of the coalition took part Saturday in a rally at the State Fair. Coalition members say the farm bill includes comprehensive programs that affect all...
Keep Reading »

Endangered Species Survives in Parts of SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two men from Pierre and Fort Pierre have spent several summers trapping a rare carnivore that’s on the endangered species list – the American burying beetle. The Capital Journal reports Doug Backlund and Gary Marrone dig pitfall traps and bait them with beef kidney to catch the bug that once...
Keep Reading »

Officials Say 4-H Participation Up at State Fair

HURON, S.D. (AP) – Officials say 4-H exhibits were up 10 percent from last year at this year’s State Fair in Huron. Peter Nielson, South Dakota State University Extension 4-H Youth Development director, says there were 17,700 pre-entered exhibits and 10,500 display exhibits checked in at the State Fair. Nielson tells the Plainsman of...
Keep Reading »

Midwest, Plains Economic Index Rose in August

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economic index compiled from a survey of business leaders in nine Midwest and Plains states rose slightly last month, the first increase since March. The Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 53.8 in August, compared with 53.5 in July. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says...
Keep Reading »

National News

National Sports

Multimedia