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South Dakota PUC Rules Against Wind Power Producer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission has ruled against an alternative energy producer seeking to force rural electric cooperatives to buy the wind power it plans to generate. Wisconsin-based Prelude LLC tried to use the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policy Act, or PURPA, to get six co-ops to purchase its electricity....
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KGFX Hometown Tour to Focus on Pierre This Morning!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join us THIS MORNING for the KGFX Hometown Tour.  For this broadcast, we’ll highlight Pierre!  The program will take place starting at 9:05 a.m. today as KGFX morning man Scott Lane will conduct the broadcast from McDonald’s.  Our guests include McDonald’s manager Jordan Hartshorn and Ruby Douglas of Parents...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival Organizers Prepared for Another Great Fall Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Mid-September will once again bring another Dakota Western Heritage Festival to Fort Pierre and Pierre. With less than two months to go before the September 12-14 event, organizers have put together another solid list of entertainers, demonstrators and exhibitors. Gary Heintz, who is one of the organizers for the...
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Municipal Pool in Pierre to Reopen Today After Chlorine Odor Caused Early Closure

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Outdoor Swimming Pool was closed for a time yesterday after an issue involving an excessive chlorine odor developed in the pool’s warming house.    The Pierre Fire Department responded to the pool yesterday just after three o’clock.  Pierre’s Fire Chief Ian Paul says an overpowering chlorine odor resulted in...
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