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Nebraska Hearings on Oil Pipeline Route Draw Big Crowd

ALBION, Neb. (AP) – Nebraska’s hearings on the new proposed route for TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline from Canada are drawing big crowds. The Columbus Telegram reports that more than 160 people attended Wednesday’s meeting in Albion. Pipeline opponents objected to the original route through the Sandhills and the Ogallala aquifer, a massive groundwater supply....
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Flags at Half-Staff Saturday in Abdnor’s Memory

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff on Saturday in honor of former U.S. Sen. Jim Abdnor. Abdnor died Wednesday at age 89. His funeral is Saturday at Lutheran Memorial Church in Pierre. Daugaard’s request is that flags be at half-staff from...
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Great Lakes of South Dakota Tourism Association Now Based at Oahe Dam Visitor Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A central South Dakota Tourism organization has relocated its offices from Pierre to near Oahe Dam-and has already seen an uptick in the number of visitors stopping in. A ribbon cutting ceremony and open house was held at the Oahe Dam Visitor and Interpretive Center last Friday. The...
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Fort Pierre Swimming Pool to Open Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s a sure sign that the warm summer months are close…the swimming pool in Fort Pierre will soon open. The City of Fort Pierre says if weather cooperates, the pool will open on Monday, May 21. The pool hours are Sunday through Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00...
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South Dakota’s First Lady to Cut Ribbon on Boys and Girls Club’s New “Graduation Center”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area will have a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, starting today at 5:00 p.m. The event will note the official opening of the newly renovated Graduation Center. First Lady Linda Daugaard will address the attendees and will be cutting the...
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Hirsch Given 35-Year Sentence for Guilty Plea to First Degree Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Blunt woman was sentenced this morning in a Pierre courtroom for her guilty plea to First Degree Manslaughter. 49-year-old Connie Hirsch was initially indicted for First Degree Murder almost two years ago for the May 2010 shooting death of her husband, 65-year-old Jerold Hirsch. For her March plea...
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3 Semis Collide in Northeastern SD; 1 Driver Hurt

REDFIELD, S.D. (AP) – A collision involving three semitrailers blocked traffic for about three hours near the northeastern South Dakota city of Redfield. The Highway Patrol says a semi hauling a 131-foot-long wind turbine blade collided with another semi and sent that truck crashing into a third at the intersection of U.S. Highways 281...
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Pierre PD Asking for Help in Finding Dog That Bit Woman on Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping a Pierre woman who was bit by a dog on Sunday. Investigators are trying to find the dog to determine whether it has had its rabies shots. Pierre Police Officer Troy Swenson says the elderly woman was...
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Pierre Man Leads Law Enforcement on Pursuit—He Remains at Large

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre area officials took part in a pursuit with a Pierre man this morning and planned to issue a warrant for his arrest today. Sergeant Darin Johnson of the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Bradley Reum was in the lobby of the Hughes County Jail this morning awaiting...
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Study Shows Ethanol Saves Midwesterners $1.69 Per Gallon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) A new study done through two Midwest university economists indicates that drivers in the region saved almost $1.70 per gallon of fuel last year because of domestic ethanol production and its usage. The study was done by Dermot Hayes of Iowa State University and Ziaodong Du of the...
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