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Bond for Berens Set at $100,000 Cash

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond has been set at $100,000 cash for a Fort Pierre man charged in an incident yesterday in which a rifle was discharged at least three times inside and near a Fort Pierre apartment building. 39-year-old Ronald L. Berens, Jr. made an initial appearance this afternoon on charges of...
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Water Main Construction Work to Start Tuesday on Pleasant Drive

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre Water Department will begin a water main replacement project on Pleasant Drive on Tuesday. The work was to start today, but has been delayed to tomorrow. Water main replacement work will get underway at the intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive and will progress...
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Fort Pierre Man to Make Initial Appearance on Charges Resulting from Incident Where Shots Fired

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man will make his initial appearance today on a handful of counts following an incident that was reported in Fort Pierre Sunday. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says officials were called out to the report that shots had been fired both inside and outside a...
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Fire Marshal’s Office Completes Investigation Into Miller Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The state Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of a fire that destroyed a grain facility in Miller last week is undetermined. The fire broke out Wednesday night at Miller Grain/Performance Seed. Three million pounds of sunflower seed were held at the facility for storage and cleaning. Miller Fire...
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22 Pounds of Medication Gathered in Saturday’s Drug Take Back Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department conducted its fourth Drug Take Back event on Saturday. The program allows people to bring unused or expired medicines for disposal and is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 22 people brought medicines for Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day....
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Highway Segments in Jackson and Corson County Reopened

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two road segments that are being reconstructed and had to be closed last week after rains caused muddy conditions were reopened again over the weekend. The South Dakota Department of Transportation reopened a part of state Highway 73 in Jackson County Saturday after it was shut down Friday and a...
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South Dakota’s Top Students to be Honored

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top students are being recognized at a banquet Monday in Pierre. At least one student from every high school in the state will be invited to take part in the annual Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet. Approximately 500 students, parents and educators attend the annual event. Each school selects...
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Minnow Discovery Will Delay Repairs to SD Dam

WESSINGTON, S.D. (AP) – The rebuilding of a dam in central South Dakota will be delayed by the discovery of an endangered minnow. Officials had hoped to start construction this year on the Rosehill dam in Hand County, about 30 miles west of Huron. The dam failed in July 2010 during heavy rains. The...
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Pierre Woman Victim of Two Vehicle Crash West of Hayes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman died in a two vehicle accident that occured early this morning on Highway 34. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash occured about 12:15 a.m.; five miles west of Hayes when a westbound pickup drifted into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a van....
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Farm Island Trails to be Reconstructed Starting Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction crews will begin next week to reshape and resurface the hiking and biking trails at Farm Island Recreation Area east of Pierre. The trails were ruined during last year’s Missouri River flooding and work to repair the trail system is expected to start Monday. The trails will be...
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