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Woman to be Arraigned August 28 on Charges Linked to Vehicle Theft and Pursuit

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An arraignment has been set for a 19-year-old woman after authorities allege that she led law officers on a chase in a vehicle that had been stolen. Ruby Sazue was arrested on August 7. The incident began when law enforcers were told that a pickup had hit a...
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Rule Allowing Sale of 85-Octane Gasoline in Limbo

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The fate of a proposed rule allowing the sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota is in limbo. A legislative committee on Tuesday was unable to decide whether to approve or block the rule proposed by the South Dakota Public Safety Department. The panel deferred further debate on the...
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U.S. Attorney Reports South Dakota Man Sentenced in Beating Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his part in beating another man to death. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Tuesday that 29-year-old Ronald Kills In Water of Mission was sentenced for the October 2011 beating death. Johnson says Kills In Water aided...
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SD Wind Can Generate 22 Percent of Electricity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report from the U.S. Energy Department says that South Dakota in 2011 had the capacity to generate about 22 percent of its electricity from wind energy, ranking first among all states. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says that wind power represented 32 percent of all new electric capacity...
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Oahe Habitat for Humanity to do Projects in Onida This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An organization that usually serves the Pierre and Fort Pierre area is expanding to complete projects in the town of Onida. Oahe Habitat for Humanity members are planning to complete two “A Brush with Kindness” projects over the next few weeks in Onida. Oahe Habitat for Humanity Board President...
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Woman Facing Rape Charge Indicted on New Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Sioux Falls woman appeared in a Pierre courtroom Monday on new charges that include First Degree Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child Under 16. 44-year-old Donna Todd, a former Pierre resident, was indicted in July on two counts of Rape and one count of Sexual Contact. Hughes...
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Corson County Provided Drug Control Funds for K-9 Replacement Vehicle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded money to use for the purchase of a K-9 replacement vehicle. The unit will be utilized in drug investigations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the $20,000 that was provided for the county comes from the Drug Control Fund. It will assist...
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Pierre District Hires New School Psychologist

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved the hiring of a new school psychologist for the district at yesterday’s monthly meeting. Jennifer Johnson will come to Pierre after serving as a school psychologist for 4 ½ years in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Former school psychologist Margaret Pier announced her retirement earlier this...
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Pierre Intersection to See Constriction Work Again Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive in Pierre will be closed again today as crews continue work to install a new water main, a new fire hydrant and complete other infrastructure repairs at that location. Motorists should plan alternate routes if Central Avenue, Pleasant Drive or that...
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NWS Says Pierre and Kennebec Tied Record Lows Early Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says record low temperatures were tied at Pierre and Kennebec Monday. The thermometer dropped to 45 degrees early Monday at Kennebec which tied the old record low of 45 set in 1917. In Pierre, the temperature was at 48 yesterday, which matched the old record...
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