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Corps to Hold Public Meeting in Pierre Today on Draft Surplus Water Reports

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers is conducting a public meeting today in Pierre to address the release and cost of surplus water on the Missouri River Reservoir System. The Corps recently put together Draft Surplus Water Reports for some of the lakes along the system. The reports identify surplus water that...
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AAA South Dakota Says More State Residents to Travel This Labor Day Weekend Compared to Last Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A travel agency predicts that there will be a three percent increase in the number of South Dakotans who travel over the coming Labor Day holiday weekend. AAA South Dakota projects that 69,000 South Dakotans will journey more than 50 miles from home, which is up from the...
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Tours of Oahe Dam Intake Structure and Powerhouse Draw About 1,400

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials say about 1,400 people went through a series of tours of the Oahe Dam facilities earlier this month. Eric Stasch, Oahe Dam Operations Manager said that a count completed last week showed that 600 people took advantage of the chance to view the intake structure on Friday,...
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First Sites Chosen for Rural SD Medicine Program

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) – Five towns have been selected as the first clinical sites for a rural health care project sponsored by the University of South Dakota medical school. The Frontier and Rural Medicine program, known as FARM, allows USD medical students nine months of training in rural areas. The goal is to increase...
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Mitchell Boy Honored for Heroism in Vehicle Crash

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota boy has been honored for saving the life of his brother during a fatal crash that killed five people. Twelve-year-old Mamut Blaine, of Mitchell, received the Award of Bravery from the Lyman County sheriff’s office and the Everyday Hero Award from the South Dakota governor’s office. Authorities...
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USDA Awards South Dakota Corporation $99K Grant

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota corporation is one of 16 recipients of a federal grant to spur economic development. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced this week that the Jackson-Kadoka Economic Development Corporation is receiving a $99,000 grant. The money will be used to establish a revolving loan fund to assist small and...
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Fruit Orchard Planted on SD Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An orchard of fruit trees has been planted on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation as the result of a national program. The Communities Take Root program lets people vote online to decide which communities get fruit orchards. The program is sponsored by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree...
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SD Inducting Country Musicians Into Hall of Fame

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A dozen musicians with ties to South Dakota will be inducted into the state’s Country Music Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Cedar Shore Resort near Oacoma and Chamberlain. The Argus Leader reports that the inductees were chosen from about 80 nominations...
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Pierre Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Linked to Break-in and Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pled not guilty Tuesday to charges of Grand Theft and Third Degree Burglary. 31-year-old Christopher Big Eagle was arrested in June after a break-in was reported at River City Plumbing on Airport Road in Pierre. He was indicted on the Grand Theft and Burglary charges in...
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Pierre Mayor Discusses Progress of Two Flood Repair Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Repair work on the Steamboat Park Amphitheater is coming along well. The structure, which is used during the warm months of the year for concerts and other events, was damaged during last year’s flooding. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says much of the repair work is done, and a new...
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