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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on August 28 Fatal Plane Crash at Pierre Airport

DENVER, COLORADO – (DRG News) The National Transportation Safety Board has filed a preliminary report for a fatal plane crash that occurred at Pierre’s Regional Airport last week. The accident was reported the morning of Tuesday, August 28 and a Pierre man who was the pilot, 69-year-old Paul Lee, was killed. The NTSB says...
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US Attorneys to Meet With Tribal Officials

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Fifteen U.S. attorneys who make up the Department of Justice’s Native American Issues Subcommittee are slated to meet in Bismarck on Thursday to discuss public safety issues in Indian Country. North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says the U.S. attorneys will meet with tribal officials to work on improving public...
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Theft Reported in Eureka This Week

EUREKA, S.D. – (DRG News) Approximately $7,000 was taken from the Wolff Den in Eureka sometime between 12 am and 6am on September 4th. The perpetrator got away with cash from the lottery machines and cash that was on hand at the Wolff Den on main street in Eureka. The burglary is currently under...
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Glenham Man South Dakota Auctioneer Champion

GLENHAM, S.D. – (DRG News) A local man turned celebrity almost over night.  Casey Perman of Glenham is the 2012 South Dakota Auctioneer Champion as he brings home a plaque and belt buckle from the South Dakota State Fair that says so. The Executive Secretary of the South Dakota Auctioneers Association Dawn Luckett says...
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Two Fires Reported in Pierre Area Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters were called out to two separate fires Wednesday afternoon and evening. Leon Ellis, Captain of the Pierre Rural Fire Department says crews were called to the report of a dump truck fire about 4:00 p.m. yesterday at a home on Stewart Place-near Grey Goose Road. Ellis says the...
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Water Main Break Impacts Central Pierre Block

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Water Department spent more than two hours working on a water main break that was reported Wednesday afternoon on the upper block of Pierre Street between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for Pierre says that the water main in that area of...
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Portions of Eagle Butte to Lose Water Service for a Time Today

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Eagle Butte would like some residents to be aware that their water will be shut off this morning and will remain off until sometime in the mid afternoon. This outage is necessary to repair an emergency water leak. Those who will be affected are specifically...
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Daugaard and Maher to be Guests on Monday’s South Dakota Perspective

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings the September broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective” to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network. Our guests for this month’s program will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and District 28 State Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel. Senator Maher serves on two state committees...
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SD Official Seeks to Increase Voter Registration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he will work with some national organizations to help people learn how to become registered voters. Gant says six million people nationally reported in the 2008 presidential election that they didn’t know how to register to vote or missed registration deadlines. He...
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Florida Tycoon Selling Off Dakotas Cattle Ranch

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A Florida real estate tycoon who owns a controversial bison ranch in the Dakotas is selling a separate cattle ranch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Maurice Wilder’s 12,000-acre Wilder Cattle Ranch is to be sold at auction on Sept. 14. Auctioneer Adam Karrels says he is not aware of...
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