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Smoke From Western Wildfires Pushing into Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The western Dakotas are a little smoky, but it isn’t because of any large wildfires in the two states. Officials say strong winds are pushing smoke from fires in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho into the western parts of South Dakota and North Dakota. Stark County Emergency Manager Bill Fahlsing...
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APNewsBreak: Tribe’s Bid Accepted for SD Land

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe says it has reached an agreement to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota’s picturesque Black Hills, ending weeks of worry about possible development on the land. Tribe President Cyril Scott says in a statement obtained by the Associated Press that the Rosebud Sioux’s bid...
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Dry Weather Forces SD Row Crops to Rapidly Advance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota producers say dry weather has forced row crops to rapidly advance to the mature stage and has triggered the start of an early harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that row crop harvest has begun for some areas, with 7 percent...
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Separate Accident and Fire Reported Near Same Time in Campbell County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Campbell County Deputy Chuck Davidson tried to be in two places at once on Saturday evening as a vehicle rollover in one location and a building fire in another happened almost simultaneously. Deputy Davidson reported to a fire on Saturday night northeast of Herreid at 9:41 pm at Josh and...
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Friday Accident Near Glenham Impacts Three Vehicles

GLENHAM, S.D. – (DRG News) There was a two car accident near Glenham late Friday night that ultimately affected three vehicles. Clyde Rische of Belle Fourche was driving west bound on Highway 12 when his trailer-carrying a brand new vehicle-collided with an Equinox driven by Donna Pfitzer. Rische entered back into the right lane...
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Gov-mobile Incidents Being Looked at in Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week’s Homecoming activities have already resulted into some calls to authorities about mischief involving Gov-mobiles. Although Pierre officials have not had any calls yet, Fort Pierre has logged some reports of problems with the occupants of the vehicles. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says his office has been contacted...
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PFD Gets Fire Call Saturday for Burned Food

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department had one call over the weekend. Deputy Chief Ian Paul says PFD members were summoned to service at an apartment at 710 West Dakota Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Paul says someone had burned food at that location. The department used fans to move a light...
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Homecoming Week Underway in Pierre/Next Week Brings Homecoming for Stanley County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today kicks off Homecoming Week for Pierre students. The theme for the 2012 Homecoming is “Under the Sea”. Today brings Dress Up Day, and students are dressing in their Class Color. Seniors color is black, Juniors-red, Sophomores-yellow; Freshman-pink and Teachers-blue. Coronation is tonight at 7:30 p.m. starting with a pep...
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PFD’s Rescue and Dive Squad, FPFD and Other Officials Summoned Early Today to River Call

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcers and local fire crews were called to a location in Fort Pierre this morning where they were told someone had been thrown over the walking bridge that crosses the Bad River. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says law enforcers were contacted around 5:00 a.m. this morning...
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Work to be Complete Within the Next Month at Memorial Site Near Capitol Lake

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work should wrap up in less than a month on a project that is being done to help maintain granite pavers placed near the Korean, Vietnam and World War II Memorials by Capitol Lake in Pierre. Mike Mueller with the Bureau of Administration says workers are putting in a...
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