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Secretary of State Talks About Tuesday’s Primary Election

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Primary Election Day is coming up tomorrow across the state and the Secretary of State’s office has been busy preparing. Secretary of State Jason Gant says early voting–leading up to tomorrow’s election–has been going well. Three central South Dakota counties will use electronic poll books and vote centers tomorrow....
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FSA State Executive Director Talks About Office Closures

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) The Campbell County Farm Service Agency Office in Mound City will likely be the first of four to close–following an announcement last week that the state will lose the offices because of budget cuts. Right now, the state has 59 FSA Service Centers, but officials said last week that...
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Hantavirus Death Confirmed on Pine Ridge

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The president of the Oglala Sioux tribe says a young tribal member recently died from an illness caused by a virus that’s carried by deer mice. Pine Ridge Indian Health Service administrators told tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele that the girl, who was 10 or younger, died from...
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SDSU Extension Winter Wheat Tours Start June 12 in Leola-Include Stop in Faulkton

A series of SDSU Extension Winter Wheat Tours start next week and will highlight various cover crops and varieties. The tours will be held in Leola on June 12 at 9:30 a.m.; later that day in Clark and in Faulkton on June 14-starting at 1:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend. Each plot...
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Justice Department to Monitor Pine Ridge Vote Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Justice Department says it will be monitoring South Dakota’s Tuesday primary election vote in Shannon County, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The agency says it will be checking to make sure federal voting rights laws are being obeyed. They prohibit election discrimination based on race, color or...
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Pump Break: Gasoline Prices Falling in ND, SD

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Gasoline prices are falling in North Dakota and South Dakota, and an analyst says they should continue to decline in the coming weeks. Websites that report gas prices in the Dakotas say South Dakota’s average gasoline price dropped 3.4 cents a gallon in the past week. In North Dakota, the...
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Nominations Being Sought for Spirit of Dakota Award

HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Nominations are being sought for the 26th anniversary award presentation of the Spirit of Dakota Award. The winner will be announced at a banquet in Huron on October 6. The society has highlighted and hosted outstanding women from all across the state for more than 25 years. Eleven members...
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Water Service on Some Pierre City Blocks Will be Impacted by Water Main Work This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre City Water Department will be replacing water main today through Thursday in a central Pierre neighborhood that experienced a water main break last month. Workers will be at the intersection of Broadway and Van Buren Avenues today and tomorrow and then will move to the east toward...
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SD Agency Accepting Applications For Water Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is accepting applications for projects that reduce water pollution. Applications must be submitted by Oct. 1 for projects eligible for grants under the federal Clean Water Act. Officials expect about $2 million will be available for South Dakota projects. The grants...
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Dakotas Officials Warn: Be Careful When in Water

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As the weather warms and the waterways become more popular, municipalities across the Dakotas are telling residents to be careful when swimming, kayaking and canoeing. Among the tips: Tell someone where you’re going, when you’ll return and whom to call if you don’t come back. Always wear a life...
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