Daily Archives: March 8, 2013

Capitals Rally for First Round State Tournament Win

   BROOKINGS, S.D. – The Pierre-Ft. Pierre Capitals boys varsity hockey team rallied for a 7-5 win over the Huron All Stars in the opening game of the State High School Varsity boys hockey tournament in Brookings Friday afternoon. Austin Wagner erupted for 5 goals including the game winner at 9:07 of the third period. Wagner scored twice in the first period and added 3 more in the third period. …

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SD Highway Patrol Dog Retires After 11 Years

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is retiring its explosive-sniffing Belgian sheepdog. Jet started his career with the Highway Patrol in 2003 as a police service dog trained to detect odors of different compounds that could be used to construct explosive devices. Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price says Jet has been used to sweep through the State Capitol building and other locations. He also helped to …

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Meeting Held Thursday for City of Pierre’s Go Green and Clean Campaign Activities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) “Earth Awareness Week” will be noted in April in Pierre and a meeting was held Thursday to lay out plans for the week and to plan similar clean-up and beautification efforts in the months that follow.  Earth Awareness Week will be held April 21-27 and is part of Pierre’s “Go Green and Clean” campaign.  People filled the commission room at Pierre City Hall Thursday morning …

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Rawlins Municipal Library to Hold 108th Birthday Celebration Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings an anniversary that will mark the start of public library services for Pierre.  Rawlins Library will host an event Sunday to note 108 years since the Pierre Carnegie Library opened to the public.  Library Director Beverly Lewis says there will be historical displays which will include photos and details about library patrons and supporters from throughout the years.  Lewis says library services …

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Casey Crane Benefit at Taco John’s Raises More than $11,000…So Far…

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although the final figures won’t be known for a few more weeks, Taco John’s says so far, more than $11,000 has been raised to help the children of a former employee who was killed in a one vehicle accident last month.  Taco John’s donated 50% of all the sales it made Wednesday to the Casey Crane Memorial Fund.  General Manager LeRoy Carroll says that $14,500 …

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SD Governor Signs Bill Allowing Teachers to be Armed

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill allowing the state’s school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns. Supporters say the so-called sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as the Connecticut school shooting in December. Representatives of school boards, school administrators and teachers opposed the bill, saying it could make schools more dangerous, lead to accidental shootings and put guns in the …

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“Our South Dakota” Exhibit at Cultural Heritage Center to Close on Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Museum officials at the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center are reminding residents that their award winning exhibit “Our South Dakota: Big Land/Big Ideas/Big Heart” will be closing this weekend.  Jay Smith, director of the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, says they are always sorry to see an exhibit end, but are excited by the next exhibit and the new programming opportunities it …

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Set Clocks Ahead This Weekend…and Check or Change Smoke Alarm Batteries!

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings the start of Daylight Savings Time, which means a change to clocks tomorrow night.  Clocks are to be moved ahead one hour for the weekend time change.  With the annual spring ritual, comes a safety note from area firefighters to check or change the batteries in your smoke detectors.  The Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments also offer smoke detectors free for those …

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SD Governor Approves Longer Abortion Wait in Some Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill extending in some cases what is already the nation’s longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion. Daugaard announced that he signed the legislation on Friday. Women seeking abortions in South Dakota currently must wait three days after seeing an abortion clinic doctor before they can have the procedure. The bill makes it so weekends …

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Capitals Have First Round State Tournament Game Today

  PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre-Ft. Pierre Capitals Varsity boys hockey team opens up State Tournament action as the State High School Varsity boys hockey tournament begins it’s 3 day affair in Brookings at the Larson Ice Arena.  The Capitals are the third seed in the tournament and open up play against number 6 seed Huron at 1 pm.  Pierre-Ft. Pierre is 3-0-1 in 4 meetings with Huron and the …

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