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July 4 Grass Fire in Pierre

Pierre Grass Fire Started by Fireworks-Other Such Fires Reported Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A grass fire along a busy Pierre street was caused by fireworks and burned a small patch of grass. Patrick Snyder, First Assistant Chief of the Pierre Fire Department says firefighters were called about 4:30 p.m. to a spot along Garfield Avenue, also known as a the Truck Bypass....
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Pierre Woman Sentenced on Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced this week for her May guilty plea to a charge of Grand Theft. At a Tuesday court appearance, 28-year-old Samantha Dewell was given three years in prison; but the time is suspended as long as she successfully serves a term of probation. Dewell’s attorney...
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Highway Patrol Stepped Up Efforts Ahead of Holiday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says it issued 260 citations to drivers across the state on Tuesday as part of a campaign targeting motorists ahead of the July 4 holiday. Nearly 780 warnings also were given out to drivers during the “Operation Safe” campaign. Troopers also responded to two injury...
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SD Brothers Get Prison for Killing Another Person

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Fort Thompson men have been sentenced to prison for second-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson has announced that 22-year-old Alphonso Drapeau, III, has been sentenced to 17 1/2 years in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to a second-degree murder charge....
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DOT to Hold Meetings on Tentative STIP-Meeting Planned in Pierre July 24

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Department of Transportation will hold a meeting in Pierre and in four other cities across the state this month on its tentative 2013-2017 Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP). The tentative STIP was approved by the Transportation Commission at its June 28 meeting. Formal public meetings on the transportation...
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G F & P Commission to Meet in Pierre Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Game, Fish and Parks Commission will meet in Pierre on Monday for its regular meeting. The July 9 meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. Commissioners are expected to finalize several hunting seasons, including for Antelope, East River and Refuge Deer, Early Fall Canada Goose, and Youth Waterfowl. Commissioners will...
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Wheat, Corn, Soybean Stocks Down in Dakotas

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat, corn and soybean stocks are down in the Dakotas compared to a year ago. The Agriculture Department says in its most recent reports that wheat stocks in North Dakota total 69.1 million bushels, down 22 percent. The 23.6 million bushels stored in South Dakota is down 3 percent from...
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SD State Museum Wins Award for Kids’ Exhibit

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society’s museum in Pierre has won a national award for an exhibit geared to appeal to kids and families. The museum at the Cultural Heritage Center won an award from the American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Awards. Officials say the...
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Fourth of July

Fourth of July Activities Planned Throughout the Area

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today’s Independence Day brings several activities to honor our nation’s birthday. Fort Pierre had the Fourth of July Parade this morning. Also, the Fourth of July Rodeo will take place at the Stanley County Fairgrounds this evening and tomorrow–and the fireworks begin at dusk tonight–following the rodeo. In Pierre, take...
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No Fireworks Allowed in City Limits in McLaughlin

McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The Mayor and City Council in McLaughlin remind residents that it is against city ordinance to discharge fireworks within city limits. The city says there have been several reports of damage to property and injuries. Officials also remind parents to monitor their children and how they discharge fireworks–so the...
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