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Money Continues Coming in As Part of Pierre Teen’s Lemonade Stand Fundraiser

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen says money continues to come in for a fundraiser she held on Tuesday to raise money for cancer research. 17-year-old Jasmin Fosheim, who is a Riggs High School student, held an Alex’s Lemonade Stand at Hilger’s Gulch for six hours on Tuesday. The Alex’s Lemonade Stand...
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Record Low Set in Pierre This Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says record low temperatures were set early this morning in some South Dakota cities, including in Pierre. At 5:43 a.m. a record low temp of 41 degrees was set at the Pierre Regional Airport. That broke the old record of 45 degrees set back in...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club Posting Flags on Bridge for Commemoration Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) American and South Dakota State Flags are posted across the Missouri River Bridge today and tomorrow as part of the Oahe Dam’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event. The flag display is a Pride in America and fundraising program organized by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club. The flag posting today and...
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Ceremony Marks 50 Years Since JFK Dedicated Dam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – People are gathering at Oahe Dam to mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s speech dedicating the completion of the Missouri River dam and its hydropower generators. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the six dams on the Missouri River, and the South Dakota Great Lakes...
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Federal Building Work to Impact Nearby Traffic Patterns

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work that has been underway on the Federal Building in Pierre will again impact traffic starting next week. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says the building’s canopy will be the focus of construction workers starting next Tuesday. The Pierre Street parking lane next to the federal building will...
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Power Outage Impacts Pierre Neighborhood for Two Hours

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A few electrical customers in Pierre were without power this morning. Ryan Grant, Electric Department Superintendent, says the outage was in the Buchanan School area and started about 7:50 a.m. About 40 residential customers were impacted by the outage, as was Buchanan School, the School District Maintenance Shop and...
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Pierre Teen Working on Project to Assist PARS for Girl Scout Gold Award

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen is working to help a local organization, as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout Gold Award. Traci Corcoran is a Junior at Riggs High School and is with Girl Scout Troop 65691. She says she has been part of the girls program since...
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Oahe Marina Holding Event Friday As Part of Dam Anniversary and Raising Money for Flood Relief

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County business will be holding an event tomorrow as part of the Oahe Dam’s 50th Anniversary Commemoration being noted Friday and Saturday. Oahe Marina, located just below the dam, is planning an “After the Flood” community celebration. It will also be a fundraiser to help those...
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MDU Resources CEO Retiring, New Chief Named

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The president and chief executive officer of MDU Resources Group is retiring. Terry Hildestad spent 38 years with the Bismarck-based company. It has interests in energy, mining, construction and electric and gas utility service. The company says David Goodin will succeed Hildestad in January. Goodin is president and chief executive...
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US Forecast: Drought Leveling off in Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Federal weather forecasters say the drought appears to be leveling off, although it is likely to continue at least through November. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center Forecasters previously had predicted the drought would linger through October. But the center said Thursday it appears the drought isn’t...
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