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Central Avenue Project Delayed As Work to be Done on Broadway Avenue Water Main Instead

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The city of Pierre has made a change to work it planned on Central Avenue this week. City water crews were going to replace water main on Central Avenue from Fifth to Seventh Street today through Thursday-but the work has been rescheduled after a water main broke Saturday on...
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Water Main Break Occurs This Morning on Broadway Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A water main break early this morning in a central Pierre neighborhood spilled a good amount of water, but crews were able to restore water service to nearby homes. City Utilities Director Brad Palmer says a ten inch water main broke on Broadway Avenue between Van Buren and Jackson...
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FPFD Responds to Report of Tire Fire on Semi on Highway 83

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department assisted a truck driver this morning, whose semi trailer brakes had heated up and started a small tire fire. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the truck driver was northbound on Highway 83 near Bad River Road about 10:05 a.m. when the brakes...
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Pine Ridge Store Could Stay Closed for Weekend

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Associated Press has learned that the Oglala Sioux tribe’s president has filed a second injunction prohibiting the reopening of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s sole grocery store because of worries that some tribal members will protest and get hurt if it were to reopen. The store has been...
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Lab Sought After Dog Bite Reported Has Been Found 

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department says a dog it was seeking this week has been found.  The canine–described as a large black lab–was being walked last Sunday when police say it bit another woman.  Police were called to St. Mary’s Healthcare Center on Sunday night just after ten o’clock where...
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Work Taking Place to Restore Steamboat Park Amphitheater

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the popular warm weather attractions in Pierre and Fort Pierre is Pierre’s Steamboat Park Amphitheater. The structure was damaged in last year’s flooding. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says work is underway right now to repair the amphitheater; which she says is another sign the city is moving...
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States Attorney Comments on Hirsch Sentencing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hughes County’s States Attorney says she is pleased with the sentence given yesterday by a judge to a Blunt woman who pled guilty to First Degree Manslaughter. 49-year-old Connie Hirsch was sentenced to 35 years in prison with credit for two years she has been jailed since the May...
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PFD Responds to Small Fire In Vehicle Engine Compartment This AM

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent about 15 minutes at the scene of a small fire in the engine compartment of a vehicle this morning. Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says a person had just parked the vehicle they were driving in the parking lot near the SDEA building...
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Ribbon Cutting Held for Boys and Girls Club’s New Graduation Center

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held yesterday at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area-during which the club officially opened its new Graduation Center. Academic success is one of the priorities the club helps its members strive for. Goals of the club are to get youngsters to...
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School Board Member in South Dakota Charged

KADOKA, S.D. (AP) – A school board member and rodeo club adviser in Kadoka is accused of allowing five boys to drink beer during a work day in April at the rodeo grounds in the southwest South Dakota town. Forty-six-year-old Dale Christensen is due in court May 30 on five misdemeanor counts that each...
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