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South Dakota Perspective to Air Monday Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The monthly program South Dakota Perspective is coming up Monday on KGFX-AM, KOLY-AM and affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join us Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m. as we welcome South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard for the broadcast.  Lee Axdahl, Director of the SD Office of Highway Safety...
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SD Highway Patrol Out in Force for 4th of July

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it will be out in force on the Fourth of July to emphasize safe travel during the holiday weekend. Col. Craig Price says the day-long saturation patrol will involve virtually all uniformed troopers. Price says the Independence Day holiday period is one of the...
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Viewpoints Aired Before Good Crowd at Public Forum on Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A public forum that was held yesterday on a proposed riverside project for Fort Pierre drew a good crowd last night, as supporters and opponents discussed the merits and concerns of the $16 million dollar development.  Mark and Glennis Zarecky have been planning Riverwalk Landing since about the...
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Keystone XL Pipeline Opponents Changing Tactics

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are turning to low-level county commissions and zoning boards in an effort to slow the project, which is a flash point in the national battle over climate change. Landowners and other opponents are asking local officials along the pipeline route to pass resolutions opposing...
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Pierre Police Department Says Black Labrador Owner Found-Pierre Bite Victim Won’t Need Rabies Shots

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The owner of a dog that bit a man last week has been located.  A Pierre man was bit by a black Labrador on Friday evening as he walked his dog in the LaBarge Park area.  The dog bit the man in the arm as he tried to prevent...
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Organizers Offer Details on Fort Pierre 4th of July Parade

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings what has become an Independence Day tradition for many central South Dakotans-taking in the Fourth of July parade in Fort Pierre.  Organizers say the parade continues to grow and drew an estimated 10,000 to watch it last year.  Darby Nutter of Fort Pierre says the SD...
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Horse Slaughter Opponents Sue USDA Over Permits

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – A coalition of animal protection groups is asking a federal court in northern California to block the revival of domestic horse slaughter at commercial processing plants. A lawsuit filed Monday by the Humane Society of the United States, four other groups and five individuals seeks an emergency injunction to overturn...
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SD Begins 3rd Round of Grants for Blender Pumps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say they have started the third round of funding for grants that help gas stations buy pumps that let customers select different blends of gasoline and ethanol. State Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello says $500,000 has been allocated for the current state fiscal year. Seventy-five retail gas...
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KGFX to Carry Saturday’s Deployment Ceremony for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings a deployment ceremony for a Pierre based National Guard unit that will serve a nine-month tour in Afghanistan.  The Guard’s 70 members of the 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion will be the focus of the ceremony at the T.F. Riggs High School on Saturday morning-starting at 10:00...
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American Legion Riders Setting Up Veterans Viewing Spot for Vets and Families to View Fourth of July Parade Thursday in Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Independence Day will be marked once again this year with a full day of activities in Fort Pierre and Pierre.  Thursday evening will bring the Fourth of July Rodeo at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.  The Capital City Band will hold a Fourth of July Concert at...
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