Governor Daugaard

Daugaard Says SD Will Not Run Its Own Health Insurance Exchange

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota will not set up its own health insurance exchange, but instead will let the federal government run the exchange required by the federal health care overhaul. President Obama’s health care law requires all states to have exchanges, which are online marketplaces for patients and...
Keep Reading »
Pheasants Logo

Van Luer Is a Pheasant Again

   SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Winnipeg Goldeyes  have sent Brandon native Jack Van Leur back to the Sioux Fall Pheasants as his own player to be named later, completing the late-season trade between the two clubs.  Van Leur, a left-handed relief pitcher, departed for Winnipeg in mid-August after posting 39 appearances, a 3-1...
Keep Reading »
Cheyenne Eagle Butte EAGLE Center Students at KGFX September 25, 2012

Cheyenne Eagle Butte EAGLE Center Students Stop by KGFX Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of 8th to 12th grade students from the Cheyenne Eagle Butte EAGLE Center came to Pierre Tuesday to visit KGFX and record anti substance abuse messages. Students were selected for the trip to Pierre if they are alcohol and drug free, have 94% attendance and are able...
Keep Reading »
College Student Carrying Books

SD’s 4 Tech Institutes Report Enrollment Gain

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s four technical institutes is up about 3 percent from a year ago. The state Education Department reports that the technical institutes now have 6,250 students, up from 6,073 a year ago. This year’s enrollment sets a new record that’s just slightly higher than the previous...
Keep Reading »
Midwest Governor's Association Logo

Midwest Governors Group Meets in Des Moines

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Midwest Governors Association will meet in Des Moines and mark the organization’s 50th anniversary. Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, the association’s chairman, will be joined by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for the Wednesday meeting at the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates in Des...
Keep Reading »
College Sign

Enrollment at SD Public Universities Up Slightly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities grew by slightly less than 1 percent this fall. The head count of students is 36,430, up 327 from the previous year. Board of Regents Executive Director Jack Warner says the level enrollment is a good sign because many students are leaving school...
Keep Reading »
Empty School Desks

Malfunctioning Water Heater Results in Short Evacuation of Students at Stanley County Elementary

FORT PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) Students at Stanley County’s elementary building in Fort Pierre were evacuated for a time this afternoon after a trouble alarm triggered a call to the Fort Pierre Fire Department. Superintendent Dr. Don Hotalling says the alarm activated about 12:25 p.m. in the building, which houses Junior Kindergarten through Second...
Keep Reading »
2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Buffalo Roundup Matches Records-Changes Made for 2013

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought the 2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup-and organizers are already preparing for next year’s event-which will see some slight changes. Thousands of people watched as riders on horseback directed the animals to corrals on Monday. The roundup is part of the park’s management plan for...
Keep Reading »
Stanley County Courthouse (KGFX Photo)

Woman Given Jail Time for Plea to Grand Theft and DUI-1st

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman who pled guilty to Grand Theft and DUI-1st was sentenced for her admissions in a Fort Pierre courtroom today. 19-year-old Ruby Sazue was charged after she stole a vehicle from in front of the Pierre Post Office; struck a tree in Fort Pierre with the pickup...
Keep Reading »
Pierre Fire Department Logo

Pierre Fire Department Called to Small Fire Monday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Firefighters spent about thirty minutes at the scene of a small fire Monday evening. Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says a fire was reported behind Pierre’s baling facility in southeast Pierre. He says fire crews discovered the blaze was burning at the nearby Ace Steel & Recycling. Paul...
Keep Reading »