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Work to be Done on I-90’s Eastbound Lanes from Oacoma to Chamberlain

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work starts Monday on a segment of I-90 west of Oacoma. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says plans call for the work to be in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 from mile marker 258 east to Exit 265 at Chamberlain. Motorists will note today that traffic is...
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Small Amounts of Precipitation Logged Again Overnight

UNDATED – (DRG News) Smiles are a bit wider today as more rains fell in the past 24 hours in some parts of the DRG listening area. The National Weather Service does not have data from the Pierre Regional Airport, however, it says Mobridge received .03”, Winner had .04”, Faith got .01” and Philip...
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Photo with Governor Print Sales August 2012

Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area Offering Limited Edition Prints for Fundraiser

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A major fundraising effort for the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area got underway yesterday. The organization is planning to sell limited-edition photographic prints of a picture of the South Dakota Capitol building taken earlier this year by local photographer Bob Grandpre. 100 prints will be sold....
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Residents Noting Hot Weather Taking a Toll on Utility Bills

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre officials are advising residents that they might not like what they see when they open their utility bills. Higher temps this summer have resulted in more usage of air conditioners, and more watering of lawns. That in turn means higher-than-normal utility bills for Pierre customers. Mayor Laurie Gill...
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Drought Ebbs in Northeast, Worsens in Southeast SD

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have eased somewhat in northeastern South Dakota, but the situation has worsened in some counties in the southeastern part of the state. Laura Edwards of the South Dakota State University Extension Service says this week’s drought report reflects recent rainfall and improving crop conditions in the northeastern corner...
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Kristi Noem

SD Representative Noem Says Bill Helps Livestock Producers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem says the livestock disaster assistance bill passed by the U.S. House is a good first step toward helping South Dakota farmers and ranchers deal with problems caused by the drought. But the Republican congresswoman says she will continue trying to persuade House leaders to pass a five-year...
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Annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow Starts Friday

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – It’s a weekend full of events on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The 27th annual Oglala Lakota Nation Powwow and Rodeo in Pine Ridge runs through Sunday. The event features dancers of all ages performing in a variety of competitions. Also starting today is the annual Wounded Knee Memorial...
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Podium and Chairs

SD US House Candidates Will Debate August 22

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The two candidates for South Dakota’s lone seat in the U.S. House will meet in a debate Aug. 22 to discuss agricultural issues. The debate between Republican Rep. Kristi Noem and Democratic challenger Matt Varilek will be held in Mitchell as part of the annual Dakotafest farm show. The event...
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Medical Students Trip to Africa August 2012

Pierre Native on Africa Trip Through American Medical Student Association

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre native has joined fellow SDSU students for a trip overseas through the pre-med student organization American Medical Student Association. Megan Sarvis of Pierre along with Jenna Guthmiller, Laura Mischell and Trisha Langle left for the venture on Monday. The schedule called for them to be in Germany...
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Highlands Ridge Apartments Rendering

Highlands Ridge Apartments Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Groundbreaking has been set for a new rental housing development in Pierre. The developers for the 57-unit Highlands Ridge Apartments say the structure will be the largest rental housing development to be built in 37 years. Highlands Ridge Apartments LLC is owned by Mark and Glennis Zarecky and groundbreaking...
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