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Highlands Ridge Apartments Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Groundbreaking has been set for a new rental housing development in Pierre. The developers for the 57-unit Highlands Ridge Apartments say the structure will be the largest rental housing development to be built in 37 years. Highlands Ridge Apartments LLC is owned by Mark and Glennis Zarecky and groundbreaking...
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Asphalt Work Underway on Highways in Mellette, Todd, Tripp and Lyman Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Department of Transportation has started chip-seal work on several state highway segments in the counties of Mellette, Todd, Tripp and Lyman. Segments of U.S. Highway 83, S.D. Highway 53 and S.D. 47 are the focus of the maintenance work in the next few weeks. Work started on...
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Officials Working to Address Sales and Use of Synthetic Substances in State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcers are ratcheting up their efforts to make a dent in the growing problem of the use of so called “analogue drugs” in South Dakota. South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson held a press conference yesterday to address the issue of the synthetic drugs. Johnson says the synthetic...
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George McGovern Holds 90th Birthday Party in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota U.S. senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern has celebrated his 90th birthday. McGovern turned 90 last month. He greeted friends and supporters at an open house in Sioux Falls on Wednesday night. Daughter Ann McGovern tells KELO-TV that her father is still active and doing...
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South Dakota Hospital Denies Surgical Scars Say KKK

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawyer for a Rapid City-area hospital, its board of directors and physicians are denying a claim by a Native American man who says the letters KKK were carved into his stomach at the hospital. Vern Traversie is a 69-year-old Lakota man living on the Cheyenne River Reservation in...
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SD Agency Seeks Increase in Mountain Lion Hunting

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State wildlife officials are recommending that South Dakota hunters be allowed to shoot more mountain lions next winter. Last winter’s season set a quota of 70 total mountain lions or 50 females. The state Wildlife Division recommends that next winter’s season allow a total of 100 mountain lions or 70...
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SD Program Awards Scholarships to 38 Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say 38 high school graduates have received scholarships from a program that encourages people to pursue careers in in critically needed occupations. The Dakota Corps scholarship program is financed by donations from businesses and non-profit organizations. Students get money to cover tuition and fees as they study...
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Drought: Half of US Counties Now Disaster Areas

ST. LOUIS (AP) – More than half of U.S. counties now are classified by the federal government as natural disaster areas mostly because of the drought. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas. That brings this year’s total to 1,584 in 32 states, more than...
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Additional SD CRP Land Opened to Haying, Grazing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s two U.S. senators say they are pleased U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has decided to help South Dakota farmers and ranchers by allowing emergency haying and grazing on additional land in the Conservation Reserve Program. Sen. John Thune says Vilsack earlier had allowed emergency haying and grazing on...
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Pierre’s Mayor Touts Benefits of Flying from Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mayor of Pierre says the city’s airport offers several advantages for those who are already planning trips for the upcoming hunting season and for the holiday season later this year. Mayor Laurie Gill says there are currently five flights per day with two to Minneapolis and three to...
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