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NWS Says Pierre and Kennebec Tied Record Lows Early Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says record low temperatures were tied at Pierre and Kennebec Monday. The thermometer dropped to 45 degrees early Monday at Kennebec which tied the old record low of 45 set in 1917. In Pierre, the temperature was at 48 yesterday, which matched the old record...
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Mission Man Sentenced for Role in Beating Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says a 19-year-old Mission man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man with a baseball bat. Jason DeSersa was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in May to voluntary manslaughter. The conviction...
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Precipitation, Cooler Temps Help SD Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Precipitation and cooler temperatures have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, as many began cutting recently released CRP acres for hay this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that temperatures were below average over much of the state for...
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Oahe Dam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event Coming Up This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) What’s been in the planning stages in recent months is coming up this weekend—the Oahe Dam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event. Friday and Saturday bring several activities that will mark 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was in Pierre to dedicate Oahe Dam–on August 17 of 1962. Friday morning,...
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Traffic Signal Repair to Result in One Lane Traffic at Two Pierre Intersections

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Drivers in Pierre will run into one-lane traffic at times tomorrow and Wednesday because of traffic signal repair. The work is being done by Lighting Maintenance of Rapid City. The company says the one-lane traffic will be found at times at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street...
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Road and Infrastructure Reconstruction Work Underway in Several Area Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Roadwork and summer infrastructure reconstruction continues throughout the Pierre/Fort Pierre area this week. Some projects that motorists will note include: –The intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive is closed to traffic today. Crews are removing a storm catch basin and new watermain and a fire hydrant are being...
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Mississippi River Commission Stops for Meeting in Fort Pierre Today

OMAHA, NEBRASKA (DRG News) The Mississippi River Commission stops in Fort Pierre today as it continues a low water inspection trip in the Missouri River Basin. Public meetings are scheduled in towns along the river this week so commission members can meet with residents and hear their concerns, ideas and issues. A meeting was...
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Minnesota Man on Motorcycle Killed in Accident East of Blunt Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Minnesota man died over the weekend after his motorcycle collided with a pickup pulling a farm trailer. The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported on U.S. Highway 14 just east of Blunt on Saturday afternoon just after two o’clock. An investigation shows that...
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SD Tourism Industry is Having Good Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials report that South Dakota’s tourism industry is having a good year. The South Dakota Tourism Department says hotel occupancy statewide is up 7.8 percent so far this year, meaning hotels and motels are filling more rooms compared with the same period last year. Nationally, hotel occupancy is up...
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Children

SD Officials Report Decline in Foster Care Kids

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the number of children in foster care is on the decline in South Dakota – and it’s a good sign. Authorities say the 17 percent decline in the state’s foster care children since 2005 could be due in part to better support services for troubled families and...
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