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Holiday Tours to be Offered at the Governor’s Mansion in December

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Public tours of South Dakota’s Governor’s Mansion will be offered twice in December. First Lady Linda Daugaard announced the tours this morning. In a press release, the First Lady said the Governor’s Mansion is beautiful during the holiday season and that they would like to share that beauty with...
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Groundbreaking for New Stanley County Elementary Building is Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow will bring a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Stanley County Elementary School building. The site for the ceremony will be on the east side of the High School/Middle School building. Tuesday’s groundbreaking will begin at 2:00 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. It’s expected that construction...
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Central South Dakota Volunteers to Gather December 1 to Help Feed the Hungry

PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) The first of December will bring an event to Pierre in which hundreds of central South Dakotans will work to feed starving children in the developing world. Pierre’s Community Bible Church and Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children are partnering with volunteers to prepare thousands of meals on December...
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PACO’s 2012 Philanthropy Day Award Winners Announced

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The recipients of this year’s awards for 2012 Philanthropy Day were announced last week by the Pierre Area Charitable Organization. The awards will be presented next month in Pierre. The Outstanding Philanthropist award has been given to Mark and Linda Swendsen. They were nominated by St. Mary’s Foundation-and the...
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Smoke Testing of Sewer Mains to Take Place in Fort Pierre Next Week

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre and South Dakota Association of Rural Water Systems will work to smoke test sewer mains next week. The work will be done October 30 and 31. The City of Fort Pierre is requesting that property owners fill all sewer traps and basement drains...
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Four Nebraska Teens in Hughes County Jail on Theft and Possession of Stolen Vehicle Charges

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Four people from Nebraska are in the Hughes County Jail after they were arrested a week ago in North Dakota. The four, ages 18 and 19, are facing charges of Grand Theft and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. Chief Sheriff’s Deputy Greg Swanson of the Stanley County Sheriff’s...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democratic Party Holds Final 2012 Presidential Debate Gathering

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats have once again organized a Presidential Debate Viewing and Listening Gathering for tonight. The event will be held at the Sand Bar Lounge at the AmericInn in Fort Pierre. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. Central Time with the pre-debate coverage on the...
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Means’ Hollywood Career Continued Until His Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – American Indian activist Russell Means kept busy with his Hollywood career even as he battled the cancer that finally took his life. Means died Monday in Porcupine, S.D. The Internet Movie Database reports that Means had recently completed projects, and had more in the works. Means appeared in a...
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Russell Means, Indian Activist, Actor, Dies at 72

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former American Indian Movement activist and actor Russell Means has died. Oglala Sioux Tribe spokeswoman Donna Salomon says Means died Monday morning at his ranch in Porcupine, S.D. Means was 72. Means helped lead the 1973 uprising at Wounded Knee, reveled in stirring up attention and appeared in Hollywood...
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Gregory Auditorium to be Location Today for Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council Meeting

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Rosebud Sioux Tribal Council will be meeting in Gregory today. The meeting is being held in a different location than normal-to foster economic and governmental relations with non-tribal populations in Gregory and the area that surrounds the tribe’s eastern-most community of Milk’s Camp. The 10:00 a.m. meeting will take...
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