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Accident Reported Tuesday at Junction West of Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pine Ridge man was cited yesterday after an accident that occurred west of Gettysburg. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the mishap was reported about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the junction of Highways 212 and 1804. He says a truck that was hauling water made a turn onto...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democratic Party Set Up Debate Gathering

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local group is setting up a Presidential Debate Watching Party tonight in Fort Pierre. This evening’s debate between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney promises to be a highly viewed event. The Hughes and Stanley County Democratic Party will be inviting interested members of the...
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Paws Breaks Ground for New Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought a special day for Paws Animal Rescue, its volunteers and many others-as a groundbreaking was held for the organization’s new animal shelter in northeast Pierre. The group-which was known for several years as the Pierre/Fort Humane Society-is building a structure that will be the temporary home for...
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Crow Creek Students Visited KGFX Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of students from Crow Creek High School came to Pierre Tuesday and made a stop at the KGFX studios. The 9th through 12th graders are involved in the Talented and Gifted Program at CCHS. They are all considered leaders among their peers and are positive role models...
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Comments to Help Shape SD Wildlife Agency Review

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Depleted big-game herds, populous mountain lions, and wildlife management policies and procedures are top concerns of people helping shape an upcoming independent review of South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department. Gov. Dennis Daugaard called for the review earlier this year after months of controversy over elk, deer and lion...
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Early Fall Snow Likely in Parts of South Dakota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Talk about a swift change in seasons: parts of South Dakota could be in for some snow even while the leaves on trees continue to change colors. National Weather Service Meteorologist Kelly Serr in Aberdeen tells the American News that the forecast Wednesday night calls mostly for rain, but there’s...
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US House Candidate in SD Denies Hypocrisy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democratic U.S. House candidate Matt Varilek once owned shares of stock in an energy company he has cited in criticisms of “big oil” campaign donations to his opponent. The Daily Republic reports Varilek bought 20 shares of Valero Energy stock in June 2008 for $1,045, and sold...
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SD Tribes Get Federal Funding to Combat Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says several tribes and tribal organizations in South Dakota have received grants from the Department of Justice. The grant money will be used to enhance law enforcement operations, assist with violence against women issues and provide funding for tribal youth programs. Tribes and tribal programs...
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Pierre Woman Avoids Scam-Offers Advice to Others Who Could be Targeted

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman is offering advice to others to help keep other people from becoming a victim of scammers. Sarah Ketteler says she received a call yesterday from someone who said he is a representative of a foreign embassy and said Ketteler’s granddaughter needed some financial assistance. Ketteler says...
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Corps to Hold Missouri River Fall Public Meetings for Draft AOP

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a series of fall public meetings in six Missouri River basin cities starting at the end of this month. The gatherings are being set up so the Corps can discuss its 2012-2013 Draft Annual Operating Plan for the Missouri River Mainstem...
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