Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

SD Legislature Ends Annual Legislative Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have adjourned to end this year’s legislative session after failing to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s veto of a bill increasing the fee imposed to finance the state’s inspection of commercial fertilizer. The House and Senate ended the session about 12:45 p.m. CDT. The Legislature had little to do on its final day because the governor vetoed only one bill after the main run …

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Fort Pierre Hosts Wildland Fire Academy

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre was host to a four day wildfire training academy, which started Thursday and ended Sunday.  The event was coordinated by the South Dakota Wildland Fire Division and included about 200 firefighters from all across the state.  Jim Burk, Rural Fire Assistance Specialist with SD Wildland Fire says officials have been talking about arranging a wild land fire academy in South Dakota for …

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Historical Society Foundation Hosting Appearances by Holly Hoffman in Pierre Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Historical Society Foundation is hosting a motivational speaker and former “Survivor” TV show contestant for a book signing the next few days.  Holly Hoffman of Eureka will be signing books today at the Heritage Store on the first floor of the Capitol from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and again tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Cultural Heritage Center.  She will …

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Weather Spotter Training Coming Up This Week in Pierre-In April in Mobridge and Miller

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management will hold a class this week for all local weather spotters.  The Thursday evening meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. and will last for about two hours.  Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the training class will give weather watchers the knowledge and tools they need to keep an eye on spring and summer storms and will also give the skills …

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