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Ian Paul, PFD Bear and Becki Potrzeba on June 12, 2012

State Farm Agent Donates Mascot Costume to PFD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local insurance company has played a role in adding a new member to the Pierre Fire Department. State Farm Insurance Potrzeba Agency donated a State Farm bear costume to the PFD on Tuesday. State Farm’s Becki Potrzeba says she wanted to assist the department and believed that offering...
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Moon in the Sky

Upcoming Time-Lapse Video to Feature SD’s Badlands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Kennebec farmer who showcases South Dakota’s natural beauty through time-lapse photography is changing the setting up for his next video, which is being shot in Badlands National Park. Randy Halverson has created several time-lapse videos showcasing stunning images of South Dakota’s night sky filmed against backdrops of rural,...
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Traffic Signals on Truck Route Operational Again as Work Proceeds on Road Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says traffic signals on the Truck Route at the Fourth Street/Airport Road intersection and at the Harrison Avenue/Arthur Avenue intersection are now operational. All five lanes of traffic have been opened through those northern segments of the Truck Route on Pierre’s eastside. The...
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Pierre Superintendent to Ask for Semester Test Figures from Administrators

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board discussed semester tests at last night’s monthly meeting and may end up talking about the topic in future meetings, as well. Todd Douglas, who has served seven years on the board, will be replaced next month by newly elected board member Randy Hartmann. At the...
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Mount Rushmore Mascots 2012

Tourism Secretary Believes 2012 Travel Season Could Bring Record Visitor Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Tourism Secretary is expecting that 2012 could bring a record setting number of visitors to the state. James Hagen points to several factors that are bringing people to South Dakota from other places. The Tourism Department began a campaign called “Your American Journey” earlier this year. Hagen...
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Jungwirth New Mobridge Police Chief

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) After a noon special meeting today at the Mobridge City Hall, the Mobridge City Council approved a new Police Chief. 8 candidates applied for Mobridge Police Chief position in the 5 weeks of advertising for the job. After a short deliberation the City Council approved the hiring of Interim Police Chief...
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City Breaks Ground for A.H.Brown Library in Mobridge

Mobridge, S.D. – (DRG News) Many people were on hand today for the ground breaking ceremony for the addition onto the A.H. Brown Public Library in Mobridge. City Administrator Steve Gosser, Mayor Jaime Dietterle, City Councilman Gene Cox and Amy Cereny, along with other Library personnel posed for pictures behind an excavator on the...
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Keys to Home

Housing Partnership to Help SD Communities Grow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State and federal officials are starting a program to address what some say is a housing crisis in some South Dakota communities. Beth Davis with the Dakota Resources economic development agency says that when businesses can’t hire because there are no places for employees to live, they can’t grow....
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Fire Burns Buildings at Unoccupied Farmstead in Jones County Monday

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at an unoccupied farmstead destroyed four buildings yesterday. Midland and Murdo fire crews responded to the blaze, which occurred in western Jones County, about five miles north of I-90. Rich Sylva of the Murdo Fire Department says firefighters from Murdo were called to assist with the fire...
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SD Sportsmen Against Hunger Donates Meals to Those in Need

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Board of Directors for the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger says that hunters donated almost 80,000 pounds of game meat to needy individuals and families in the state last year. Jeff Olson, President of Sportsmen Against Hunger, says the total pounds of donated meat dropped 25 percent last...
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