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Kids Safe and Healthy Saturday Comes to Y and Rawlins Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The annual Kids Safe and Healthy Saturday will be tomorrow at the Oahe Family YMCA and at Rawlins Library. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There will be prizes, giveaways and information geared toward young families. There will also be a drawing for a free...
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Pierre PD To Hold Drug Take Back Day Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drug Take Back” program tomorrow. This is the fourth time the PD has participated in the event. Captain Elton Blemaster says citizens can bring expired prescription drugs to the city hall commission room tomorrow from 10:00 to...
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Dates Changed for Tree Planting and City-Wide Clean Up in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The date for the annual citywide clean up in Pierre has been moved because of today’s rain and the resulting muddy conditions. The event was planned for tomorrow, but has been changed to Saturday, May 5. Those that want to volunteer should meet on the 5th at Hillsview Clubhouse...
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Jefferson School to Host Family Fit and Fun Festival

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the Family Fit and Fun Festival to Jefferson Elementary School in Pierre. The event is underway now until 8:00 p.m. and will help raise money for playground equipment for the school. Several students have secured pledges and will take part in a walk-a-thon; walking from 1-3 miles...
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Portion of Highway 73 Closed in Jackson County by Muddy Conditions

WINNER, S.D. – (DRG News) Muddy conditions have resulted in the South Dakota Department of Transportation closing a three mile stretch of state Highway 73 in Jackson County from the junction of Highway 44 south. The closure is in effect until further notice. The short segment of Highway 73 had been undergoing reconstruction work...
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Spring Clean Up Effort for Fort Pierre to Be Different in 2012 Than the Past

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Fort Pierre is changing the way it will be conducting this year’s spring cleanup. In the past, Fort Pierre has set aside a time where residents are allowed to put certain unwanted items curbside and city workers would pick them up for disposal. This year,...
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DOT Says No Travel Advised on Portion of Highway 65 Between McIntosh and Isabel

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation says due to muddy conditions, no travel is advised on a portion of state Highway 65 in Corson County. Precipitation in north central South Dakota has made travel difficult through a 1.7 mile grading project between McIntosh and Isabel. The stretch could become...
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PFD to Hold “Retirees Dinner” Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight is the Pierre Fire Department’s “Retirees Dinner”. The event is held once a year to give current firefighters a chance to get together with former firefighters. Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says all retired Pierre firefighters are invited to attend and he estimates that on average; each year’s...
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Small Fire Reported to PFD Thursday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was called out yesterday to the report of a fire in a tree near the Becker Hanson building along Broadway Avenue. Jason Roggow, who is a firefighter for the PFD, says responders found the fire was burning in some dead grass at the base...
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Traffic Control Signage Changes at Poplar and Dakota Avenues for Causeway Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Street Department changed stop pattern at the intersection of Poplar and Dakota Avenues yesterday. Because of construction traffic that is expected to start next week on the causeway project, Dakota Avenue traffic now has to stop at that intersection and Poplar Avenue motorists will have thru movement....
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