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SD US Senator Johnson Will Announce Soon If He’ll Run

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson of South Dakota says he will announce later this month whether he will seek re-election in 2014. In a phone call with reporters, Johnson says he has not entirely made up his mind whether to seek a fourth term. Former Gov. Mike Rounds is seeking the...
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Fire Danger Increasing in Western South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Warm temperatures and low humidity are increasing the fire danger in western South Dakota. The Rapid City Journal reports that burn bans are either in place or being implemented in several counties. The National Weather Service also is issuing fire weather reports nearly a week ahead of schedule. Meteorologist...
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New Site Sought for Presho Man’s Kidnapping Trial

PRESHO, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man facing state charges for allegedly kidnapping his daughter and killing her dog in front of her on her birthday wants his trial in a related federal case moved from Pierre to Aberdeen. Clinton Brown, of Presho, is charged federally with being a felon and drug user...
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Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 is Just Days Away!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brings the annual Think and Drive-Stay Alive program to Pierre based stations of the Dakota Radio Group.  Join us at 9:15 a.m. as we begin our broadcast-which will originate from the Riggs High School Theater.  This year’s speakers include Attorney General Marty Jackley, who will speak about the...
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NRCS Offers Tools to Help with Resource Planning as Forage Production for 2013 Looks Short

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Natural Resources Conservation Service officials currently believe drought recovery in 2013 doesn’t look promising for South Dakota grazing lands.  Stan Boltz, NRCS State Range Specialist says even with normal precipitation, forage production will still be limited this summer. South Dakota livestock producers can get help for handling the impact...
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Jackson County Places Burn Ban in Effect

KADOKA, S.D. – (DRG News) Jackson County has implemented a burn ban.  County Commissioners met Monday and put the burn ban in place.  Jackson County Emergency Manager Jackie Stilwell says this is the earliest a burn ban has been enacted there during a year in recent memory and she says the county is quite...
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City of Pierre Starts Work on Transmission Line for Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is starting a new phase of work on its electrical upgrade project that has been in the discussion phase for the last few years.  Brad Palmer, City Utilities Director, says planning for the project started four years ago to keep up with increasing electrical demand...
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Looking for a Change? DRG Has an Office Job Opening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A full time office position is currently open at the Dakota Radio Group (KGFX, KPLO, KMLO, River 92-7 and 100.1 The Eagle) in Pierre.  Mark Swendsen, General Manager for the Dakota Radio Group says the successful applicant will be able to quickly learn computer software unique to the radio...
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SD Governor Signs Three Bills on Open Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law three measures suggested by a task force that sought ways to make state and local government more open. One bill requires that government agencies consider the ease and affordability of public access to information when they set up electronic record-keeping systems....
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SD Law Allows Use of Dogs to Hunt Mountain Lions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure allowing the use of dogs for mountain lion hunting. The bill also allows a leashed dog to be used to track and retrieve any big game animal that is wounded or presumed dead. Hounds had not been used for...
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