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Henry Raymond Venhuizen-Governor Daugaards First Grandchild

Governor and First Lady Are Grandparents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and first lady Linda Daugaard are grandparents. The Argus Leader reports that Henry Raymond Venhuizen was born Friday evening in Pierre to the couple’s daughter, Sara Venhuizen, and Tony Venhuizen, a senior adviser for the governor. Daugaard chief of staff Dusty Johnson said it’s the Daugaards’ first...
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SD Seeks Applications for Ethanol Pump Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state economic development agency is accepting applications for grants that will help South Dakota gas stations install pumps that let customers choose different blends of fuel containing ethanol. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is providing $960,000 for the program. Most ethanol now is a blend of 10 percent...
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SD Programs for Disabled Children Get High Rating

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say South Dakota has received the highest possible federal rating for education programs that help children with disabilities. The U.S. Education Department reports that South Dakota is one of only 23 states or territories to meet the requirements and purposes of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act for...
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Opening of SD Beef Processing Plant Put on Hold

ABERBEEN, S.D. (AP) – The long-awaited opening of a $110 million beef processing plant in northeastern South Dakota has been delayed. Northern Beef Packers officials had hoped to open the Aberdeen plant on Saturday. Laure Swanson, a spokeswoman for the company, tells the American News that a new opening date has not been set....
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SD Oil and Gas Committee Holds Landowner Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee studying oil and gas issues is meeting in two northwestern South Dakota communities this week to hear from landowners worried about the impacts of energy development. The oil and gas boom in western North Dakota already is impacting northwest South Dakota counties, as workers move back and...
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Sanford Clinic - Pierre Heart Walk Check Presentation July 2012

Central SD Heart Walk Kicks Off Fundraising for 20th Anniversary Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Central South Dakota Heart Walk started its fundraising efforts earlier this month as part of its 20th Anniversary Event which will be held this fall. The organization recently received a $1,500 sponsorship donation from the Sanford Clinic of Pierre. In a press release, Meshanna Heckenlaible, who is the...
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Pierre Missouri River Clean up 7-11-12

Nearly 2.5 Tons of Debris Collected During Missouri River Cleanup Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday’s annual Missouri River Clean-up collected almost 5,000 pounds of debris from the waters and shores near Pierre and Fort Pierre. Wednesday’s cleanup was organized by the Central SD Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, Izaak Walton League of America, the City of Pierre and a handful of state and federal...
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Water Main Break Repaired in Pierre Neighborhood Thursday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A water main break occurred in Pierre yesterday, leaving about 25-35 residents without water service for a time in a western Capital City neighborhood. Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton with the City of Pierre, says the water main break was first noted around 5:00 p.m. and was located...
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City of Pierre to Close Entrance to Bailer Landfill Building Next Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre says the normal entrance to the Bailer Landfill building will be closed for one day next week. Lynn Patton says the closure will be in place on Wednesday. He says access will be available that day from the west side of the building off Park...
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SD Has First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this season. Health officials say the virus was detected in a Beadle County blood donor who was not ill. The person is between 20 and 29 years old. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger urges South Dakota residents to protect...
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