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Native American Organ Donation Topic of Research

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – A researcher at South Dakota State University is examining organ donation among Native Americans. Nancy Fahrenwald is an associate professor at SDSU’s College of Nursing. She is leading a $1.3 million study that will focus on the best ways to communicate to Native American patients and families about organ donation...
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SD Governor Extends Over-Width Hay Hauling Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has issued an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay for another 60 days to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers. A trucker with a permit can move a load of baled livestock feed up to 12 feet wide or 15 feet...
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Economic Index Jumps for Midwest, Western States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An index of economic conditions in 10 Midwest and Western states jumped this month after three months of drought-induced doldrums. The Rural Mainstreet survey of rural bankers rose to 56.6 for October from 48.3 in September. It was the first time since June that the index rose above growth neutral...
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Winds Tip Semi Onto Highway East of Pierre Late This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Winds blew a semi truck onto its side east of Pierre just after eleven this morning. Sergeant Darin Johnson of the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on Highway 14 east of Pierre between Titan Machinery and Dell Acres. He says the cattle pot was empty at...
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Ex-Senator McGovern Nears Death, Family at His Side

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Sen. George McGovern is surrounded by his family members as he nears the end of his life. Family spokesman Steve Hildebrand tells The Associated Press that 90-year-old McGovern is peaceful and resting. He has been in hospice care since Monday. His family said he was no longer...
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KGFX Hometown Tours Wrap Up for 2012 with a Visit to Highmore Yesterday

HIGHMORE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX finished its 2012 series of Hometown Tours Wednesday with a stop in Highmore. We conducted our broadcast from the lobby of the new gym at the school in Highmore and had another great visit with several community members. Thanks to the many DRG area towns that have hosted...
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Excessive Winds Continue Today-Relief in Store for Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Excessive wind speeds continue to be pummeling many parts of South Dakota today. A section of Highway 83 was closed by the Department of Transportation this morning about five miles north of White River. Authorities said that there were reports that winds blew two semis over in that area. Jones...
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KGFX Offers Detector and Battery Donation During Fire Prevention Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX and the Dakota Radio Group gave a donation last week to the Pierre Fire Department-as part of the annual Fire Prevention Week designation. The station provided a stockpile of smoke detectors and batteries to the department and made the presentation to Deputy Chief Ian Paul last Thursday. The...
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Funeral for Lantry Teen Who Died in Friday Accident Held Today

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The funeral was today for an 18-year-old Lantry teen who was killed in a Friday accident. Arleigh Jay McLellan died in the two vehicle accident that occurred October 12 near Lantry. Chief Burton In The Woods of the Cheyenne River Tribal Police says the crash occurred south of...
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Drought Stable in ND But Worsens Again in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions are stable in North Dakota over the week, but they have worsened again in South Dakota. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that 57 percent of South Dakota is now in the two worst categories of drought, extreme and exceptional. That is up from about 53...
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