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Holiday Storms Have Limited Impact on US Drought

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Holiday storms that pounded much of the nation with snow and rain did little to ease the overall grip of the worst U.S. drought in decades. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows that about 61 percent of the continental U.S. remained in some form of drought as...
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KOLY Radio Legend Dies at 88

  Mobridge, SD (DRG News) A Local Radio Sensation passed away on New Years day. Roland Cory lived a very eventful life, starting at such a young age as he joined the service for the second World War, just a day after graduating from Mobridge High School. After being discharged in 1946, Cory followed...
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Consultant Pitches Multipurpose Facility to City Commission in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A consultant is recommending that the city of Pierre build a 40,000-square-foot multipurpose building to replace the old City Auditorium, which closed in April 2011 because of structural problems. Arizona-based Pinnacle Indoor Sports Facility Development spoke with dozens of nonprofits, recreational sports groups and high school coaches before compiling its...
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Farm Bill Extension From D.C. Not Popular in Upper Midwest

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Leaders of Upper Midwest farm groups are upset that Congress has extended the current farm bill rather than pass new legislation. The one-year extension of portions of the expired 2008 farm bill is part of the legislation to avert the “fiscal cliff” of major tax increases and spending cuts...
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Winter Wheat Farmers Concerned With Lack of Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota farmers are concerned about the lack of snow cover protection for winter wheat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop weather report that snow cover for winter wheat is rated at 61 percent poor with the remaining 39 percent adequate. Winter wheat condition...
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Funeral Services Set for Onida Man

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been set for a young Onida man who died Tuesday morning.  20-year-old Tate Senftner was found deceased on New Year’s Day.  Senftner’s death was the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Senftner was a standout high school athlete and had been attending Northern State University in...
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Three Chosen to Receive Karim Scholarships

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three nursing students who attend Capital University Center were chosen for this year’s Ruth Karim Endowment Scholarships for Nursing.  According to information released last week on the scholarships, the recipients were Susan Ziebro from Bonesteel, South Dakota; Nataloya Rezek-a new U.S. citizen from the Ukraine and Rebecca Ekidor-formerly of...
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SD Brand Board Director to Retire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Brand Board is looking for a new Director-as Larry Stearns will be retiring in the next few months.  Stearns has been Brand Board Director for the past 5 ½ years.   He says he told the board of his intentions to retire last fall. http://www.drgnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Larry-Stearns1j2.mp3 The board...
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Wildlife Rehabilitation Center Requesting Fish Donations for Animals Receiving Medical Treatment

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local wildlife rehabilitation center is in need of fish to help feed animals that are being treated there.  The Oahe Wildlife Rehabilitation Center has an immediate need for fish to feed wildlife which are in the care of local veterinarian-Dr. Virginia Trexler-Myren.  Dr. Trexler-Myren and the staff at...
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No Travel Advised in Northern Hills as Snow Falls

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising no travel in the northern Black Hills as heavy snowfall continues in the area. The department says visibility is near zero on a slippery, snow-covered Interstate 90 from one mile west of Piedmont to the Wyoming state line. A no travel advisory...
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