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Cool Temps Bring Minimal Relief to SD crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Cool temperatures across South Dakota brought little relief to farmers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that several low temperatures were set or tied across the state. Precipitation was scattered throughout, with an average of 6.6 days of fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was...
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SD Retirement System Has Modest Investment Return

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets dropped slightly in the past year after modest investment gains were offset by the cost of paying benefits to retirees. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says his office earned $142 million on a return of 1.9 percent in the year that ended June 30....
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Crow Creek Tribal School

School Starts Tuesday for Crow Creek-New School to be Dedicated Wednesday

STEPHAN, S.D. – (DRG News) A ceremony will be held Wednesday to dedicate the new Crow Creek Tribal School K-12 Campus and facilities. The event will include a ribbon cutting and will be held Wednesday afternoon. The new Crow Creek Tribal School K-12 facilities will be dedicated starting at one o’clock at the new...
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SDSHS Holds Events for Oahe Dam Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Activities marking the Oahe Dam’s 50th anniversary Friday and Saturday were well attended-according to organizers. Activities started on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m. with a program marking 50 years since the dam was dedicated by President John F. Kennedy. Friday’s program was held at the Oahe Visitor Center. The...
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Program Notes 50 Years Since JFK Dedicated Oahe Dam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A program that was held on Friday morning to note the 50 year anniversary of the dedication of Oahe Dam drew at least 400 people. Karen Kern of the South Dakota Great Lakes Tourism Association says it was a great crowd at Friday morning’s commemoration-held outdoors between the Oahe...
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KGFX Presho Hometown Tour Coming Tomorrow!! Tune in for a Great Program!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join KGFX tomorrow, as we bring you the first TUESDAY broadcast of our Hometown Tour series. We’re moving the program up a day from the usual Wednesday morning program schedule to head to Presho where Dakota Prairie Bank is holding its Hot Dog Day of Summer Customer Appreciation Event....
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View of Water from Polo Field Boat Ramp Area

Farm Island’s West Boat Ramp Project is Complete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The west boat ramp at Farm Island Recreation Area is now open again. The polo field boat ramp has been under construction the past few months as the park wanted to expand the existing boat ramp and add a larger parking area for it. The improved boat ramp has...
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2 People Killed in 1-Car Crash Near Martin

MARTIN, S.D. (AP) – Two people have died and two people received life-threatening injuries in a one-vehicle crash near Martin. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 44-year-old Marvin Poorbear of Springfield, S.D., was driving east on U.S. Highway 18 early Monday morning when he lost control of the vehicle and it rolled. Poorbear, who...
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Jackley Unhappy With Plan for Surplus River Water

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is taking issue with a Corps of Engineers plan to charge water users for surplus Missouri River water in the state. Jackley says the water belongs to South Dakota, and that he might take the corps to court to protect the state’s interests. The...
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Weather Service Offices in SD Get Radar Upgrade

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – National Weather Service offices in South Dakota have new radar equipment that will help meteorologists do a better job tracking the weather and informing the public. \Offices in Aberdeen, Rapid City and Sioux Falls got the upgrades. Sioux Falls Meteorologist Philip Schumacher tells the Argus Leader newspaper that the...
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