SD Panel Narrows Focus on Open Government Ideas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A task force seeking ways to make South Dakota government more open has narrowed its focus to some proposals for opening some records and making sure board and commission meetings are conducted in public. The task force was formed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley to recommend...
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Ruffed Grouse Tracks

With Conditions Dry–Game Officials Advise Caution During Grouse Opener

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings the start of prairie chicken and grouse seasons in South Dakota. With the arrival of the hunting season for the birds, come a few words of advice from South Dakota game officials. Emmett Keyser, Assistant Wildlife Director for the Game, Fish and Parks Department says drought conditions...
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Pierre Regional Airport August 2012

Pierre’s Regional Airport to Hold Terminal Dedication This Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A grand opening will be held today to highlight Pierre’s new Airport Terminal. The afternoon event will start at 3:00 p.m. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says today’s ceremony will mark a great day for the airport and for the community. Gill says the new terminal is good for the...
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Cut Corn and Dry Soil

As Drought Continues, the NRCS Advises Keeping Crop Residue to Avoid Soil Erosion

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Conservation officials are warning that this year’s drought has made the state’s soils vulnerable to erosion. Soil Quality Specialist Jeff Hemenway with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Huron says in a press release that the drought not only left vegetation without moisture, but also reduced plant growth and...
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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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Plane at Pierre Regional Airport

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, Calculator and Real Estate Contract

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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Cowboy Rounding Up Wild Horses

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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September 11, 2012 Drought Monitor Map

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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