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VFD Puts Out Grass and Baler Fire Friday

VIVIAN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Vivian Fire Department put out a baler fire on Friday morning, near the Lyman/Jones County border. Vivian Fire Chief Keith Patrick says the fire was reported on Friday morning about 11:15 a.m. in southwest Lyman County. He says a pasture was being baled when a bale popped out...
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Pierre’s CRO Reminds Residents/Business Owners of Ordinance on Address Markers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding residents that their homes or buildings should have numbers that declare the location address prominently displayed on the structure. Officer Brandon Boyd says the number plate placed on residences or businesses should not be less than three inches in height-so it can easily...
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Construction Work Underway on Section of Capitol Avenue This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A segment of Capitol Avenue will be closed for the next few days as city crews reconstruct the street. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the city says the ½ block of Capitol west of Harrison is closed for surface removal, new traffic sensor installation and the addition...
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PFD Called to Three Fire Calls Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called out Saturday and Sunday. Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were told of a garage on fire at 1929 East Sully about 2:45 p.m. Saturday. He says on arrival, firefighters found smoke and flames on the south side of the detached...
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Crews at Rosebud Fires in SD Demobilizing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Officials are wrapping up work on wildfires that burned nearly 70 square miles on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The Longhorn Complex began as four separate lightning-caused fires. Crews who battled the blazes for more than a week continued to demobilize over the weekend. The Great Plains...
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FCC, PUC Split on Reforms of Rural Broadband Fund

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Communication Commission says a retooling of a federal fund used to subsidized telephone service will help expand rural broadband Internet access. But a South Dakota official says the new $4.5 billion Connect America Fund is actually hindering expansion in the state. Public Utilities Commission Chairman Chris Nelson...
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SD Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say the state is joining the rest of the country and more than 170 countries Aug. 1-7 in celebrating the 20th Annual World Breast-feeding Week. The Department of Health’s Rhonda Buntrock says the commemoration offers a good reminder that breastfeeding is the ideal method of infant...
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Rosebud Reservation to Get New Wind Turbines

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A federal contractor is set to begin installing up to 20 wind turbines on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota to some of the reservation’s neediest homes. Tamara Stands and Looks Back with Albuquerque, N.M.-based Sacred Power Corp. says the 1.8 kilowatt wind turbines will provide reliable electricity to...
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New Drought Monitor Shows Dry Conditions Continue to Intensify

BROOKINGS, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Climatologist says the newest U.S. Drought Monitor shows intensifying drought conditions in the state. Dennis Todey says Extreme Drought moved into many southeast, southern and western counties. Conditions in those regions have deteriorated from last week’s map, which showed Severe Drought. Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate...
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Kelbie Frederick

Pierre Teen Chosen as Miss South Dakota Job’s Daughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen was chosen as Miss South Dakota Job’s Daughters and Miss Congeniality at a recent statewide meeting held in Rapid City. Kelbie Frederick will represent South Dakota’s Job’s Daughters at meetings and events across the state in the coming year. She will go on to compete in...
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