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Sanford Clinic - Pierre Heart Walk Check Presentation July 2012

Central SD Heart Walk Kicks Off Fundraising for 20th Anniversary Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Central South Dakota Heart Walk started its fundraising efforts earlier this month as part of its 20th Anniversary Event which will be held this fall. The organization recently received a $1,500 sponsorship donation from the Sanford Clinic of Pierre. In a press release, Meshanna Heckenlaible, who is the...
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Pierre Missouri River Clean up 7-11-12

Nearly 2.5 Tons of Debris Collected During Missouri River Cleanup Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday’s annual Missouri River Clean-up collected almost 5,000 pounds of debris from the waters and shores near Pierre and Fort Pierre. Wednesday’s cleanup was organized by the Central SD Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, Izaak Walton League of America, the City of Pierre and a handful of state and federal...
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Hard Hat

Water Main Break Repaired in Pierre Neighborhood Thursday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A water main break occurred in Pierre yesterday, leaving about 25-35 residents without water service for a time in a western Capital City neighborhood. Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton with the City of Pierre, says the water main break was first noted around 5:00 p.m. and was located...
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Orange Cone

City of Pierre to Close Entrance to Bailer Landfill Building Next Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre says the normal entrance to the Bailer Landfill building will be closed for one day next week. Lynn Patton says the closure will be in place on Wednesday. He says access will be available that day from the west side of the building off Park...
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Mosquitoes

SD Has First Human West Nile Virus Case of Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first confirmed human case of West Nile virus this season. Health officials say the virus was detected in a Beadle County blood donor who was not ill. The person is between 20 and 29 years old. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger urges South Dakota residents to protect...
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Train Tracks

Train Cars Derail West of Fort Pierre

WENDTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department and Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Office responded to a diesel fuel spill Thursday that occurred after about a half dozen train cars derailed on railroad tracks along Bad River Road in the Wendte area. Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says crews were called...
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Stealing Money

Two People Plead Guilty to Stealing From SD Tribe

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two people have pleaded guilty to stealing from the Rosebud Sioux tribe in South Dakota. Thirty-two-year-old Nathan Janis, from the city of Rosebud, is accused of receiving money through the tribal child care services program to which he was not entitled. Thirty-nine-year-old Barbara Duysak, of Rosebud, faces a similar accusation....
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Grass Fire

Grass Fire East of Pierre Burned About 25 Acres Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters were called yesterday to a grass fire east of Pierre. Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says crews were first contacted about the grass fire on Shady Place-about a mile and a half north of Highway 34-just after noon. On arrival, Roggow says firefighters found the blaze was...
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Green to Drought Comparison

Most of SD in Moderate to Severe Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report shows most of South Dakota is in moderate to severe drought, with conditions worsening. The U.S. Drought Monitor indicates that 77 percent of South Dakota is now considered to be in moderate to severe drought. Nearly 20 percent of the state is in severe drought. State Climatologist Dennis...
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Car Runs into House in January 2012

Teen Sentenced for Reckless Driving and Ingesting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A teen was sentenced in a Pierre courtroom this morning for Reckless Driving and Ingesting Marijuana. 18-year-old Dewey Tuttle was arrested in January after a vehicle Tuttle had been driving ran into a home. Police said Tuttle had been traveling on Abbey Road, approaching Lancaster Loop, when the car...
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