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Scott Mestrezat Paddleboarding in Pierre August 11, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Man Attempting to Paddle Board 2,300 Mile Stretch of the Missouri River Travels Through Pierre/Fort Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Illinois man traveled through the Pierre/Fort Pierre area over the weekend, as he attempts to be one of the first people to trek the Missouri River’s 2,300 miles by “Stand-up Paddle Board”.  Scott Mestrezat says he started his trip June 7 in Three Forks, Montana and hopes to...
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Work Continues in Eagle Butte to Raise Funds for Permanent Shelter to Care for Homeless Pets

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) Efforts continue in Eagle Butte to raise the funds needed to build a new animal shelter in the community.  Friends of Cheyenne River Pets have a temporary facility now that can hold a limited amount of pets for a short time.  If the animals are not adopted locally,...
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Governor Expects Aberdeen Beef Plant to be Bought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects a financially troubled South Dakota beef packing plant will eventually be bought and operated by a new owner. Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen filed for bankruptcy protection last month and has asked a judge to allow it to hire an investment banking firm that...
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USDA: Warmer Temps Needed to Advance SD Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says warmer temperatures are needed to advance crop development in South Dakota. The USDA in its weekly crop report says that winter wheat is 73 percent harvested, behind the 93 percent average and last year’s completion by this date. Spring wheat is 21 percent...
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