Ellwanger Awarded 2012 History Teacher of the Year Honor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County social studies teacher was named the 2012 History Teacher of the Year at the South Dakota State Historical Society’s annual history conference in Pierre. William “Bill” Ellwanger teaches in Fort Pierre and received the award-which is one of the Governor’s Awards for History-on Saturday. Ellwanger was...
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Temporary Road Closure Reported in Campbell County Due to Water on Roadway

MOUND CITY, S.D. – (DRG News)The Campbell County Highway Department reminds motorists that a local road segment has been temporarily closed due to water over the road’s surface. 124th Street West from Highway 83 to 300th Avenue will be closed for a time until the water subsides. Those that have questions can contact the...
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Semi Trailer Damaged in Early AM Collision with Train Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department responded to an accident early this morning in which a semi trailer collided with the train bridge on Pierre Street. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the semi, driven by 27-year-old Dustin E. Scheidtengland of Victorville, California, turned northbound onto Pierre Street from Sioux Avenue...
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Governor Daugaard Says Chinese Business Leaders Plan Visit to SD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota will soon host a group of Chinese business leaders-who are interested in possible business ventures in the state. Governor Dennis Daugaard led a trade delegation-which included South Dakota’s Ag Secretary Walt Bones and Commissioner Pat Costello of the Governors Office of Economic Development-to China last month. In...
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Men Arrested After Assault and Robbery Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Colorado men, one of whom authorities say is a Guatemalan national, were arrested Sunday afternoon after police were called to an assault that had taken place in the 300 block of South Poplar Avenue around 3:00 p.m. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that a...
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Warm Weather Leads to Jump in Fishing Licenses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sales of annual resident fishing licenses have more than doubled in South Dakota thanks to an unseasonably warm spring. The state Game, Fish and Parks Department had sold 18,917 annual resident licenses as of March 27, outpacing the 7,867 sold by the same date in 2011 by 140 percent....
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Town Hall Meeting Topic-“Parents Who Host, Lose the Most!”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight brings a town hall meeting, called “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most”. The event is sponsored by Central South Dakota Teen Court and Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre and will address underage drinking and ways to mobilize around preventing it. Ruby Douglas, project Director for Parents Matter,...
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Road Resurfacing to Take Place on Highway 83 North of Vivian

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Roadwork will start Tuesday along a section of Highway 83-north of Vivian. The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a contractor will begin a project tomorrow to install an edge drain in the outside shoulder of the southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 83 north of Vivian. The effort will...
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Weather Service Says Pierre Set Rainfall Record Sunday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says that at least four central and northeast South Dakota communities set record daily maximum rainfall records. Aberdeen, Watertown, Sisseton and Pierre had good rains on Sunday. The Weather Service says Pierre received 1.40 inches Sunday, which broke the old record of .93 that was...
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Harrold Man Recognized for Outstanding Citizenship by Harrold Masonic Lily Lodge #62

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An honoring event was held Sunday in Harrold as the Harrold Masonic Lily Lodge #62 held a special recognition for Outstanding Citizenship. Visitors from Pierre, Fort Pierre, Blunt and Onida were present yesterday as Treg Cowan was given the Outstanding Citizenship award. Cowan has long been active in...
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