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Pierre Missouri River Cleanup July 11, 2012

Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to be July 9

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) July 9 has been set as the date for this year’s annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up.  2014 brings the 5th river clean up in the past six years.  In 2013, over 4,000 pounds of debris and other items were collected in less than three hours.  As part of...
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Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ban on texting while driving takes effect in South Dakota next week-according to the state Office of Highway Safety.  Lee Axdahl, director of the Highway Safety Office says the ban becomes law next Tuesday, July 1.  Axdahl says people know that texting and other forms of distracted driving...
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SD Water Officials Managing Various Funding Pools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources will meet to discuss the state’s water project priorities and funding.        The seven-member panel meets Thursday. It oversees state and federal funds from a variety of funding pools.        Staff from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will request...
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Daugaard, Michels Tour Natural Disaster Towns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top leaders are touring two towns hit by natural disasters. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will visit Wessington Springs Thursday morning to see the recovery progress from a tornado that hit the town last week and hold a briefing with reporters. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will tour flooded areas of...
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