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Ex-Senator McGovern Nears Death, Family at His Side

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern is surrounded by his family members as he nears the end of his life. Family spokesman Steve Hildebrand tells The Associated Press that 90-year-old McGovern is peaceful and resting. He has been in hospice care since Monday. His family said he was no longer...
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KGFX Hometown Tours Wrap Up for 2012 with a Visit to Highmore Yesterday

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX finished its 2012 series of Hometown Tours Wednesday with a stop in Highmore. We conducted our broadcast from the lobby of the new gym at the school in Highmore and had another great visit with several community members. Thanks to the many DRG area towns that have hosted...
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Excessive Winds Continue Today-Relief in Store for Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Excessive wind speeds continue to be pummeling many parts of South Dakota today. A section of Highway 83 was closed by the Department of Transportation this morning about five miles north of White River. Authorities said that there were reports that winds blew two semis over in that area. Jones...
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Smoke Detector Donation

KGFX Offers Detector and Battery Donation During Fire Prevention Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX and the Dakota Radio Group gave a donation last week to the Pierre Fire Department-as part of the annual Fire Prevention Week designation. The station provided a stockpile of smoke detectors and batteries to the department and made the presentation to Deputy Chief Ian Paul last Thursday. The...
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Funeral for Lantry Teen Who Died in Friday Accident Held Today

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The funeral was today for an 18-year-old Lantry teen who was killed in a Friday accident. Arleigh Jay McLellan died in the two vehicle accident that occurred October 12 near Lantry. Chief Burton In The Woods of the Cheyenne River Tribal Police says the crash occurred south of...
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October 16, 2012 Drought Monitor Map for High Plains

Drought Stable in ND But Worsens Again in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions are stable in North Dakota over the week, but they have worsened again in South Dakota. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that 57 percent of South Dakota is now in the two worst categories of drought, extreme and exceptional. That is up from about 53...
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Boy Scouts Food Drive

Local Scouts to Hold Food Drive for the Community

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local Boy Scouts in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area will place Scouting for Food bags on doors around the two communities beginning this weekend-as they begin their annual drive to collect non-perishable goods for the local food bank. On Saturday, October 27, Scouts will again go around to pick...
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Winds and Tree

Strong Winds Sweeping Through the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Strong winds are causing problems for motorists, electrical crews and even buildings in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted high wind advisories and warnings for a second day, with gusts of more than 60 mph in some areas. Scattered power outages have occurred in the two states. The...
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Governor Mike Rounds

Former GOP SD Governor Exploring Run for US Senate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former Republican South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds has filed paperwork to explore a run for the U.S. Senate in 2014. The Argus Leader reports that Rounds filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that enables him to raise and spend a limited amount of money to test the waters...
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Rosebud Transfer Station Groundbreaking

Rosebud Sioux to Get New Solid Waste Station

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is set to build a solid waste transfer station to improve trash collection from the reservation’s residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the tribe has been awarded more than $1 million in loans and grants to help construct the facility. USDA State Director for...
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