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Pierre Teen Completes Youth Leadership Program at FBI Academy

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen has quite a story to tell regarding how she spent part of her summer vacation. 17-year-old Miranda Panzer, who’s a student at Riggs High School, attended the FBI Youth Leadership program at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Panzer’s father, Captain Dave Panzer, works for the...
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SD Asks Flags be Half-Staff for Shooting Victims

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff from a.m. until sunset through Friday in respect for victims of the mass shooting at Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Daugaard noted that President Barack Obama ordered all flags be lowered to half-staff at all public buildings...
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SD AG: No Evidence of Crime in Surgery Scar Claim

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says an investigation has found no evidence of mistreatment involving allegations that a Rapid City hospital intentionally carved the letters “KKK” into a patient’s chest during surgery. Vernon Traversie, a 69-year-old Lakota man, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that surgeons at Rapid City...
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SD Official Urges Vaccinations for Kids

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota health official says parents of pre-teens and college freshmen should make sure their kids are vaccinated for a couple of diseases before heading back to school. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says college freshmen living in dorms and unvaccinated students entering high school are at high risk for...
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Fatal Traffic Crashes on Rise in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of fatal traffic crashes is on the rise in South Dakota. State Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl tells KELO-TV that there have been 63 fatal crashes on South Dakota roads as of Monday. That compares to just 48 on the same date last year. Axdahl says 28...
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Drought Reduces Amount of Water in Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers is again reducing its prediction for how much water will flow down the Missouri River this year because of the drought. The corps now predicts 21 million acre-feet of runoff this year in the 2,341-mile-long river that flows from Montana through North Dakota, South Dakota,...
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Report says Drought in South Dakota Has Stabilized

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought in South Dakota has damaged the corn crop but recent rainfall might have helped soybeans in some areas. The Agriculture Department in its latest crop and weather report says the precipitation and slightly cooler temperatures over the past week kept drought from worsening. The State Climate Office says...
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Pierre Social Security Office Open to Offer Assistance Tuesdays through Thursdays

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Social Security services are now available Tuesdays through Thursdays in the Pierre office. The office had been closed for the past month and patrons had been traveling to the office in Huron for assistance during that time. Now that the Pierre office has reopened, people can seek assistance on...
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Man Arrested for Assault and Other Charges Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested early Saturday by Pierre Police on four charges after officers were called to a location on Kennedy Drive and the report of a domestic dispute. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 20-year-old Jerald Noisy Hawk was taken into custody on charges that include Underage Possession...
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Downtown BankWest Drive-Up Window Closed for Reconstruction Work This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Customers of BankWest’s downtown branch should note that the drive-up window will be temporarily closed this week for reconstruction work. BankWest President Terry Fitzke says in a press release that the drive up lane will be reconfigured to include an automatic teller machine and a new deposit tube. The...
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