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PFD to Hold “Retirees Dinner” Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tonight is the Pierre Fire Department’s “Retirees Dinner”. The event is held once a year to give current firefighters a chance to get together with former firefighters. Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says all retired Pierre firefighters are invited to attend and he estimates that on average; each year’s...
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Small Fire Reported to PFD Thursday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was called out yesterday to the report of a fire in a tree near the Becker Hanson building along Broadway Avenue. Jason Roggow, who is a firefighter for the PFD, says responders found the fire was burning in some dead grass at the base...
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Traffic Control Signage Changes at Poplar and Dakota Avenues for Causeway Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Street Department changed stop pattern at the intersection of Poplar and Dakota Avenues yesterday. Because of construction traffic that is expected to start next week on the causeway project, Dakota Avenue traffic now has to stop at that intersection and Poplar Avenue motorists will have thru movement....
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Parts of Dakotas Could See Snow This Weekend

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – It’s almost May, but snow is possible in parts of the Dakotas this weekend. The National Weather Service says a slow-moving storm is likely in western and central North Dakota. Forecasters say it will bring thunderstorms and widespread heavy rainfall that could turn into snow. Accumulations are expected to be...
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McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Sex Abuse of Minors

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A 40-year-old McLaughlin man has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for sexual abuse of minors. Michael Seibel was convicted in August of two counts of sexual abuse of a minor and two counts of abusive sexual contact. The charges related to two victims on the Standing...
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SD Effort Seeks to Get Jobless Back to Work Sooner

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the South Dakota Labor Department is starting a new effort to get people receiving unemployment benefits back to work sooner. Daugaard says the Re-Employment Intensive Services initiative begins Tuesday. He says it will offer training and other services to help jobless people find meaningful, suitable jobs....
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Crow Creek Sioux Tribe to See Inauguration of New Chairman and Council Next Tuesday

FORT THOMPSON, S.D. – (DRG News) May 1 is the date set for inauguration of new leadership for the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. A week ago, on April 19, tribal members voted for their choice for Chairman and for council members. In the Chairman’s race, two former tribal leaders ran against each other for...
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Trial Set for Man Charged in Attempted Murder Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three days have been set aside in August for the trial of a Fort Pierre man facing Attempted First Degree Murder and other charges. A motions hearing was held yesterday for 32-year-old Derek Boe and he will be tried in early August on Attempted Murder; weapons charges that include...
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St. Francis Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A St. Francis man was sentenced in federal court Monday on two counts of Involuntary Manslaughter. 28-year-old Christopher Two Lance was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange to 37 months in custody, three years of supervised release, $15,442.48 in restitution and community service. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says...
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Paving Work to Start Soon on Truck Bypass in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Starting Monday, crews will begin preparing for reconstruction work to be done on U.S. Highway 14B, also known as Garfield Avenue/Truck Bypass in Pierre. Traffic control devices will be set up next week for the project, which will cover a stretch of the road from just north of the...
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