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Mo River Governors Have Questions on Flood Control

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Missouri River governors are questioning a top officer for the Army Corps of Engineers about the agency’s plans for stopping future floods. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is hosting Wednesday’s meeting in Bismarck. The governors of Montana and South Dakota and the lieutenant governors of Nebraska and Iowa are taking...
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Daugaard Urges Safety on SD Highways This Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is urging motorists to follow speed limits and wear their seatbelts during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. Although there were no fatalities last year on South Dakota highways during Memorial Day weekend, 30 people were injured in more than 120 crashes. The State Office of Highway Safety...
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SD Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Hiding Information

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Winner woman has pleaded not guilty in federal court to concealing information from authorities investigating a homicide at a tribal housing facility in the South Dakota city. The Daily Republic reports that 21-year-old Allisa Hawkman faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted....
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$3.4 Billion Indian Land Royalty Settlement Upheld

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – A panel of appellate judges has upheld a $3.4 billion settlement between the U.S. government and hundreds of thousands of Native American plaintiffs whose land trust royalties the Department of Interior mismanaged. The three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia dismissed a challenge of...
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Two Central SD Flood Damaged Parks Are Reopening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the Memorial Day Weekend just a few days away, the State Parks Division of the Game, Fish and Parks Department says two local recreation areas will be ready. Farm Island Recreation Area east of Pierre and Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre were damaged during last year’s...
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District 24 Legislative Candidate Forum to be Held Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings a public forum for candidates running for the State House of Representatives and State Senate for District 24. The forum is sponsored by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. House candidates will debate starting at 6:00 p.m., followed by Senate candidates at 7:00 p.m....
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“Cardiac Save” Pins Awarded Yesterday to First Responders by Cardiac Arrest Victim

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week. The local ambulance service– American Medical Response–held a brief ceremony yesterday to present “Cardiac Save” pins to two Pierre Policemen and four AMR paramedics who helped a Pierre teen whose heart stopped earlier this year. 16-year-old Michael Gobert, Jr. suffered...
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Fort Pierre Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault for Allegedly Pointing Handgun at Another Person

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man was arrested for Aggravated Assault Monday afternoon after police were told that a man was pointing a handgun at another person. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers responded yesterday to the 300 block of South Grant about 1:30 p.m. Monday. They arrested 63-year-old Barry...
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Pierre Police Arrested a Pierre Man After a Sunday Fight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man had to be tased on Sunday after he reportedly become combative with Pierre Police. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were dispatched to a location in the 400 block of East Missouri on Sunday night about 8:45 p.m. to the report of a fight in...
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Some Parts of South Dakota Need Moisture

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lack of moisture is causing concern in some parts of South Dakota after another week of warm, windy weather. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop and weather report that topsoil moisture overall still is rated 81 percent adequate to surplus, and subsoil moisture is rated 79...
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