Crews at Rosebud Fires in SD Demobilizing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials are wrapping up work on wildfires that burned nearly 70 square miles on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Longhorn Complex began as four separate lightning-caused fires. Crews who battled the blazes for more than a week continued to demobilize over the weekend. The Great Plains...
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FCC, PUC Split on Reforms of Rural Broadband Fund

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Communication Commission says a retooling of a federal fund used to subsidized telephone service will help expand rural broadband Internet access. But a South Dakota official says the new $4.5 billion Connect America Fund is actually hindering expansion in the state. Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson...
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SD Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say the state is joining the rest of the country and more than 170 countries Aug. 1-7 in celebrating the 20th Annual World Breast-feeding Week. The Department of Health’s Rhonda Buntrock says the commemoration offers a good reminder that breastfeeding is the ideal method of infant...
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Rosebud Reservation to Get New Wind Turbines

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A federal contractor is set to begin installing up to 20 wind turbines on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota to some of the reservation’s neediest homes. Tamara Stands and Looks Back with Albuquerque, N.M.-based Sacred Power Corp. says the 1.8 kilowatt wind turbines will provide reliable electricity to...
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New Drought Monitor Shows Dry Conditions Continue to Intensify

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Climatologist says the newest U.S. Drought Monitor shows intensifying drought conditions in the state. Dennis Todey says Extreme Drought moved into many southeast, southern and western counties. Conditions in those regions have deteriorated from last week’s map, which showed Severe Drought. Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate...
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Pierre Teen Chosen as Miss South Dakota Job’s Daughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen was chosen as Miss South Dakota Job’s Daughters and Miss Congeniality at a recent statewide meeting held in Rapid City. Kelbie Frederick will represent South Dakota’s Job’s Daughters at meetings and events across the state in the coming year. She will go on to compete in...
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Committees Studying Oil and Gas Development Continue Meeting

UNDATED – (DRG News) A series of oil related meetings that were held over the past few weeks in the northwest quarter of the state were well attended. The Legislative Oil and Gas Study Committee held meetings last week in Buffalo and Bison and the South Dakota Farmers Union hosted meetings this week in...
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Fishing Tourney For Bill Kohn

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) This Saturday July 28th there will be a Fishing Tournament benefit for Bill Kohn who has cancer. The check in will be at 7:30 am at the boat landing at Indian Creek East boat ramp. It’s a $100 entry fee for a 2 to 3 man team. Weigh in...
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Fourth Annual South Dakota Cadet Explorer Challenge Being Held in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Explorer Program is holding its Fourth Annual South Dakota Cadet Explorer Challenge in Pierre through Sunday. Explorer Challenge activities will be held at Farm Island Recreation Area, Pierre Indian Learning Center and at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center. As part of the challenge, cadets are...
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CAUW Sets Date for “Day of Caring”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Capital Area United Way has set Saturday, August 18 as the date for its “Day of Caring” event. Capital Area United Way Board President Kirsten Jasper says the “Day of Caring” will kick off the organization’s 2012-2013 campaign. Right now, a list is being compiled of service projects, ranging...
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