SD, Other States Seek Review of Execution Drug

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has joined colleagues in 14 other states in asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to review federal policy on a drug used in carrying out death sentences. The letter sent by the attorneys general says recent federal policy could impair the ability of the...
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American Indian Nursing Focus of 2-Day Conference

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A two-day conference on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is focusing on the future of American Indian nursing. North Dakota State University is sponsoring the conference Tuesday and Wednesday in Fort Yates. Nursing professor Loretta Heuer says it’s the first of its kind. She says it will start the...
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Pierre PD Looks Into Vandalism Cases at Car Dealer

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) Police are looking into six vandalism cases involving privately owned vehicles that were parked at Capital Motors on Sioux Avenue.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were contacted Saturday afternoon of the report of vandalism to one vehicle and as they investigated, they found five others that had...
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Friends and Family Remember Former Senator Jim Abdnor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend brought mourning and memories-as South Dakotans looked back at the life of former U.S. Senator Jim Abdnor. Funeral services for Abdnor were held at Pierre’s Lutheran Memorial Church. About 250 people gathered there to remember the life of the former South Dakota political leader, who died last...
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Industries Oppose Making 85 Octane Gas Legal in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The automobile, ethanol and small engine manufacturing industries are opposing an effort that will make the sale of 85 octane gasoline legal in South Dakota. Most modern vehicle engines require a minimum octane level of 87. Auto Alliance spokesman Dan Gage tells the Argus Leader that running lower-quality fuels...
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SD Judge says Democratic Candidate is on Ballot

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota judge has ruled that a Democratic candidate for the state Senate can be placed on the November ballot even though his nominating petition was technically flawed. The state’s chief election officer, Secretary of State Jason Gant, had rejected the nominating petition filed by Charles Johnson of Madison...
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Intersection Closures Expected the Next Few Days on Garfield Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists who have to use the Truck Route over the next few days should note that two intersections on the roadway will be closed for a time. Construction on Garfield Avenue started earlier this month and the project is being done in phases. There are changes to the traffic...
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Construction Work Continues at Capitol Lake Plaza and Changes Route to Pierre Lottery Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Visitors to the Pierre Lottery Office will need to use a different entrance to the Capitol Lake Plaza starting today-as construction at the building continues. People should utilize the far east side of the upper parking lot to get to the lower parking lot. Kelly Thompson, Director of Advertising...
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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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