SD Panel Delays Recommending New Name for Creek

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota board charged with getting rid of offensive place names is getting closer to recommending a new name for Negro Creek in Meade County. Based on suggestions submitted by the public, the Board of Geographic Names on Thursday narrowed the choices to three names. But the panel wants...
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Pierre Hosts Grand Opening of Airport Terminal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre Regional Airport is hosting the grand opening of its new terminal on Friday afternoon. City, state and federal officials are expected to attend the event marking completion of the $12 million project. Officials say the old terminal was experiencing groundwater issues in the basement and was not designed to...
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Money to Help 2 SD Organizations Boost Rural Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakota organizations are receiving federal loans so they in turn can lend money to local businesses to boost the economy in rural areas. The U.S. Agriculture Department is loaning money to organizations in 14 states to help improve the economy and create or save jobs. In South Dakota,...
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Dakota Western Heritage Festival to Come to Fort Pierre and Pierre Tomorrow and Saturday!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings a first to Pierre/Fort Pierre and to South Dakota…it’s the “Dakota Western Heritage Festival” which will be Friday and Saturday. Gary Heintz is leading a group that is organizing the event; which will spotlight everything that’s “cowboy”. There will be daily activities at the Expo Center...
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Some Stanley CountyFort Pierre High School Graduates Being Honored Next Week

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is noted as Homecoming Week at Riggs High School. Stanley County will have Homecoming next week. As part of that event, the Stanley County Student Council will be honoring members of the Stanley County/Fort Pierre High School graduate classes of 2002, 1992, 1982, 1972, 1962 and...
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Rain Eases Drought as Midwest Corn Harvest Unfolds

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The latest update on the nation’s worst drought in decades shows that farmers bringing in their weakened corn crops caught some relief with recent rains that soaked much of middle America. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map released Thursday shows two-thirds of Iowa now in extreme or exceptional drought, the...
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SD Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Killing Woman

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A man who killed a woman on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison. Fifty-four-year-old Lawrence Whipple, of Mission, pleaded guilty in June to second-degree murder in the February stabbing death of Loretta Waugh. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Whipple...
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SD Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered all state government agencies to fly flags at half-staff in honor of the victims of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack by extremists on Tuesday killed four State Department employees, including American ambassador to Libya John Christopher Stevens,...
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Wednesday Brought the Midland Hometown Tour to the KGFX Airwaves

MIDLAND, S.D. – (DRG News) Did you catch yesterday’s KGFX Hometown Tour? Dorene Foster and Jeri Thomas took the Dakota Cruiser to Midland Wednesday for a visit with a number of community members there. The program originated from the Midland Fire Hall and Dorene spoke to several guests about Midland news, changes in the...
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APNewsBreak: BPI Sues ABC News for Defamation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Beef Products Inc. has filed a defamation lawsuit against ABC News for its coverage of a meat product that critics dubbed “pink slime,” alleging the network misled consumers to believe the product is unhealthy and unsafe. The Dakota Dunes, S.D.-based company is seeking $1.2 billion in damages for roughly 200...
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