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Stranded Boaters Assisted Northwest of Pierre Late Saturday

CORRRECTION:  After this story was published, we were advised that the boat involved in this incident was stranded and was NOT stuck on a sandbar, as we were first told.  The boat did not have power to return to shore-as the battery had died.  The boaters contacted Pike Haven Resort, and a charged battery...
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Klein Museum Recognized by State Historical Society

RAPID CITY, S.D. – (DRG News) The Klein Museum in Mobridge was recognized over the weekend for its efforts in preserving South Dakota history.  The South Dakota State Historical Society gave the museum the Organizational Governor’s Award for History on Saturday during the society’s annual history conference in Rapid City.
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SD Has High Rate of Births Outside Wedlock

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau show that South Dakota has a high rate of babies being born to unwed women. The report says 37.4 percent of South Dakota births in 2011 were outside wedlock. That was the 19th-highest rate in the nation. The report says the rate...
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Safety Courses Offered to Young SD Farm Workers

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University Extension is offering training courses for young South Dakotans who plan to work on farms this summer. SDSU instructor Nicholas Uilk says certification in a Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture course is required for all youth who are 14 and 15 and want to work...
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Tourism Secretary Expects Strong Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen is confident that despite spring snow storms in the state, summer tourism numbers will be up in South Dakota. Hagen tells KELO-TV that South Dakota is not the only state that has seen spring snow. He says every survey his department has seen indicates people...
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SD Panel Seeks Applicants for Investment Council

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is seeking applicants to fill a vacant seat on the State Investment Council. The council oversees the State Investment Office. It is responsible for investing state money and determining investment policies. People who are trained in investment and finance but who are not engaged in the...
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SD Officials Urge Drivers to Watch for Motorcycles

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging drivers to share the road safely with motorcycles. Daugaard says South Dakota is one of the four safest states in the nation for riding motorcycles. He says all drivers need to be aware of motorcycles on the highways. The governor has designated May...
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Kadoka Store Changing Owners After Seven Decades

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A Kadoka hardware store that has been a staple in the community for nearly seven decades is changing owners. KOTA-TV reports that Randi Oyan and her husband are handing over the reins of Hogen’s Hardware to a new couple, the Fromm’s. The store has been in Oyan’s family for 67 years....
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NWS Says April Brought Record Breaking Cold and Snow Amounts

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s probably no surprise for many that last month was said to be one of the top five coldest on record across parts of central and northeast South Dakota.  The National Weather Service says record to near record snowfall was also reported. InPierre, the average high temperature was 49.2...
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Four SD Sites Nominated for National Register

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A bank, a barn, a church and a movie theater in South Dakota are being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The Register is the federal government’s list of properties it deems worthy of recognition and preservation. The South Dakota State Historical Society Board has nominated the...
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