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2012 Tribute Dinner Honorees Named for November Event at Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Casey Tibbs Foundation has announced the list of those who will be honored at the annual Tribute Dinner this year. After looking over a list of several submissions, the Board of Directors chose to recognize the following people at the Tribute Dinner in November. Past Rodeo Great:...
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Vehicle Reported Stolen Wednesday from Pierre Parking Lot

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle report. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a vehicle was reported stolen from the City Parking Lot yesterday. Officers are looking for a 2005 Dodge Caravan, blue in color. The vehicle’s license plate is 36N D09. When it was taken, the...
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Final Prep Work Taking Place Next Week on Causeway and LaFramboise Island Before Public Opening October 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although work on Pierre’s Causeway structure will be mostly complete in the next day or so, officials say that people won’t be able to access the Causeway and LaFramboise Island for about another week. The causeway, which connects Pierre’s park system with LaFramboise Island, was damaged by last year’s...
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Dupree Students at KGFX Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of 7th through 12th grade students from Dupree spent the morning at KGFX Wednesday and left behind some words of advice. The group recorded messages as part of an anti drug campaign that will air on KGFX soon. The students were encouraged to submit entries at their...
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FPFD Answers Call to Gas Line Break Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre Firefighters responded yesterday to the report that a gas line had been broken on the city’s west-side. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says firefighters went to River Bluff Estates about 2:05 p.m. where a contractor had hit a main gas line. On arrival at the...
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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip on Most of US

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map posted Thursday shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought...
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SD Film Festival Kicks off Today in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Film buffs across the Great Plains will be in cinema heaven starting Thursday as the sixth annual South Dakota Film Festival kicks off in Aberdeen. The four-day event will feature more than 30 films in a variety of categories tied to the Great Plains Region. This year’s event will feature...
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ND Man Sentenced to 7 Months for Punching Officer

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of punching a police officer on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced to seven months in prison. Bruce Flying Horse, of Cannon Ball, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say he struck an officer in the chin while he was being...
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GFP Says LaFramboise Island Causeway and Laframboise Island to be Opening Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The end of the week will bring final repair work to Pierre’s LaFramboise Island Causeway-which was damaged by last year’s Missouri River flooding. The Game, Fish and Parks Department says in a press release that the work on the causeway should be done on Friday. The repair project cost...
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Celebration Held Monday to Note Those Recovering from Addictions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Recovery Celebration was held in Pierre on Monday as part of this month’s National Recovery Month. The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month designation was put in place by President Barack Obama and highlights people who have reclaimed their lives. It also honors prevention, treatment and recovery...
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