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Pierre’s Mayor: Consumers Should Check Airfares to Denver and Minneapolis from Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Mayor reminds citizens of a website that offers information on airfares to Minneapolis and Denver from Pierre. On Monday, Great Lakes Airlines announced that a 6:00 a.m. and 12:18 p.m. departure is being offered from Pierre to Minneapolis and departure times are 7:32 a.m. and 5:10 p.m. to...
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Power Outage Hits Parts of East Pierre Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A power outage yesterday in Pierre impacted more than 200 customers. Pierre’s Utilities Director Brad Palmer says the outage affected the same area of town that was out of power about a week ago. The outage was first reported before two yesterday and stretched from the Ash Substation on...
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Boys and Girls Club to Hold Finale for 8th Grade Civics Tournament

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today, the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area will host the final portion of a civics tournament that’s been underway the past four weeks. The club used an online program called iCivics in running the event for 8th graders from Georgia Morse Middle School. The iCivics website...
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NWS Says More Seasonal Lows Are Coming to Area In Next Few Days

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Those who may have been lured by the recent warm weather into thinking about planting a garden early are being reminded by the National Weather Service that cooler, more seasonal temperatures will be moving in. The National Weather Service office in Aberdeen says the warm spring so far has...
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Two People Claim $10K Mega Millions Prizes in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two South Dakotans who won $10,000 in Mega Millions drawings have claimed their money. Lottery officials say Kari Johnson of Sioux Falls matched four of five white balls and the Mega Ball in the March 23 drawing to claim the game’s third prize. Jody Tennyson of Custer did the same...
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SD Retirement System in Good Shape: Officials Say

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say the South Dakota Retirement System is in good shape after recovering from investment losses earlier in the financial year. State Investment Officer Matt Clark says the system’s assets have gained nearly 3.4 percent since the start of the financial year last July. At one point last fall, it...
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Probe Finds Mislabeled Gasoline in South Dakota

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – State officials are investigating the mislabeling of gasoline sold in South Dakota, though they do not know how widespread the problem is. The Department of Public Safety tells the American News that some 85 octane gasoline has been sold labeled as 87 octane or 89 octane, fuels that are considered...
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SD Sees Increase In Number of Rabid Animals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say an increase in rabies cases last year shows the importance of keeping animals vaccinated. The South Dakota Department of Health says 28 wild animals and 12 domesticated animals tested positive in 2011. The wild animals included skunks, bats and raccoons. The domesticated animals were made...
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Flood Relief Benefit and Auction to be Held Tonight for Izaak Walton League Clubhouse

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fundraiser will be held this evening which will help pay to repair flood damage at the Izaak Walton Clubhouse in southeast Pierre. The facility, which is near the shores of the river, was surrounded by flood water for almost four months last year. Groundwater in the basement caused...
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City Workers Repairing A Few Street Light Poles in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Electric Department will be working on five street light poles around town today. Electric Department Superintendent Ryan Grant says workers are replacing faulty parts on the devices. This morning, two poles are being repaired across from Slumberland on North Garfield Avenue. He says because of the work, a...
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