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200th Engineer Company Arrives in Fort Dix, N.J. May 2, 2012

SDNG 200th Engineer Unit Returns to U.S. From Overseas

FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY – (DRG News) Members of the South Dakota National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company arrived in the United States today after being deployed almost a year to Afghanistan. The 200th is headquartered in Pierre, but has detachments in Chamberlain and Mobridge. The 184 members of the unit deployed in May of...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Assault

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man pled guilty to an assault count in federal court in Pierre on Monday. 30-year-old Ervin Addison appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and admitted to one count of an indictment that charged him with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon. Authorities charged Addison after Cheyenne...
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Hall of Fame Names New Inductees

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Hall of Fame announced its 2012 honorees yesterday. The annual Honors Event at the Hall of Fame in Chamberlain/Oacoma will be held September 7 and 8. The ten inducted this year are being added in categories ranging from Professional, to Arts and Entertainment, Historical, Sports and...
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Cleanup Efforts for May 2012 in Fort Pierre Include Waste Disposal Voucher on Bill

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre reminds residents that vouchers have been issued on each customer’s monthly utility bill. The vouchers are good for a free disposal of a pickup or smaller trailer sized load of waste at the Pierre Solid Waste Facility at 2800 East Park Street. Fort...
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Pleasant Drive and Other Streets in Pierre Seeing Infrastructure and Road Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As the month of May gets underway, Pleasant Drive is one of the locations in Pierre that is seeing infrastructure or reconstruction work. Today, the city closed Pleasant between Central and Huron Avenues for water main replacement work. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager, says once that segment of...
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Tree Planting Held Yesterday at Park Shop Nursery and at Golf Course

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several volunteers gathered yesterday to plant trees in parts of southeast Pierre. The tree planting was part of an AARP funded Cities of Service project and was held Tuesday after being rescheduled from Friday and Saturday because of weather. About 105 trees were planted at the Park Shop Nursery...
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SD Tribal Official Pleads Guilty to Felony

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Crow Creek Tribal Council member has pleaded guilty to concealing information from authorities investigating a bribery conspiracy on the South Dakota reservation. Fifty-eight-year-old Loren “Rocky” Fallis of Fort Thompson faces up to three years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he’s sentenced in July on the charge of...
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Woman Pleads Guilty to Embezzling From SD Tribe

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An Eagle Butte woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority. Twenty-four-year-old Miranda Walters was accused of stealing more than $3,000. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Walters faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when she...
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Official Says SD Has No Shortage of Veterinarians

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says he doubts that South Dakota has an overall shortage of veterinarians, but there is a shortage of veterinarians willing to work in rural areas. Oedekoven met Tuesday with the state Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee, which asked him for a report on which areas...
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Effects of ND’s Oil Boom to SD Focus of Conference

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – Representatives from several industries are going to be on hand in Spearfish on Wednesday and Thursday to learn about the effects of the North Dakota oil boom on people and businesses in South Dakota. The Black Hills Bakken Conference will feature discussions on infrastructure planning, landowner issues and how businesses...
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