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Paddlefish Snagging Set at Lake Francis Case in SD

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. (AP) – Lake Francis Case on the Missouri River in South Dakota will have a paddlefish snagging season for the first time in about 30 years. The Rapid City Journal reports that years of restocking efforts have paid off with a rebuilt fish population in the lake. The state has authorized...
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Election Day for School Board and City Government Positions in DRG Listening Area

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today is Election Day for several communities and school districts in the area. In Fort Pierre, voters will choose their favorite candidate for Mayor-selecting between current Mayor Sam Tidball and challenger Charles Claussen. Voters in Ward II have Carl Rathbun and Donald Boe for City Council on their ballot and...
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Spring Creek Marina Being Returned to Original Site

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes are underway at the Spring Creek Marina, which opened a new deep water marina almost three years ago. The idea to construct docks for boats in a large cove near the original site of Spring Creek Marina came up after low water levels impacted Lake Oahe more than...
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Controlled Burn Being Conducted in Sully County Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department are conducting a controlled burn in Sully County today. The prescribed burn will take place on the 160-acre Lambrecht Game Production Area (which is also known as Serbousek Game Production Area). It will start around eleven o’clock today. The controlled burn...
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DOT Seeking Nominations for Transportation Hall of Honor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is now accepting nominations for inductees into the South Dakota Transportation Hall of Honor. Darin Bergquist, Department Secretary and Hall of Honor Committee Chairman, says the committee is looking for people who have made a lasting contribution to the state’s air, highway or...
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Talent Show and Benefit Auction to Help Two Stanley County Teachers

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The music department from Stanley County Schools will be showcasing their talents later this month with a benefit concert, talent show and silent auction. The event will be April 20 at Parkview Gym in Fort Pierre and is being held to raise funds for two Stanley County teachers...
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Pierre Man Arrested After Fight Reported at Downtown Business Sunday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested early yesterday after police were called to a downtown business where a fight was reportedly taking place. Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were summoned to the Longbranch about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning. When they arrived, they attempted to arrest 31-year-old Buddy Colombe....
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Corps to Hold Meeting in Pierre April 17

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) Next week brings the start of a series of public meetings along the Missouri River basin by the Corps of Engineers. The Corps is holding seven meetings starting a week from today to give an update on current hydrologic conditions in the basin. Officials will also discuss how the...
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Volunteers Being Sought for Annual Pierre Clean Up Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre is looking for volunteer groups and individuals to take part in an annual citywide clean-up event which is scheduled for Saturday, April 28. This is the third year for the clean-up and it is part of Pierre’s “Go Green and Clean” campaign, started by Pierre...
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Pierre Based Organization Getting Funding to Improve Health Care Services

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre organization is joining others from Yankton and Vermillion in receiving a total of more than $516,000 in federal grants from the Department of Health and Human Services. U.S. Senator Tim Johnson says the Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota, based in Pierre, will get a total of...
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