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SD Grain Elevator Fire Prompts Home Evacuations

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – A grain elevator fire in the eastern South Dakota city of Miller prompted officials to close off roads and evacuate about 15 homes. Authorities say the fire was reported at Miller Grain about 11 p.m. Wednesday. Homes downwind from the scene were evacuated as a precaution about 1:30 a.m. because...
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New Bike Racks Added to Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Historic Pierre Street Association, business owners, city leaders and others gathered Tuesday to bring attention to the newest features found on Pierre Street…bike racks. The bike racks were put up as part of a cooperative effort between the city and downtown businesses. Rick Jensen of the...
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Officials Remind Motorists of Safety in Highway Work Zones as Construction Season Starts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is National Work Zone Awareness Week and officials are using the time to remind people to drive safely in construction areas across the state. Leaders of the state Department of Transportation, Public Safety Department and Highway Patrol noted the work zone designation yesterday as construction season is...
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Couple Sentenced in Stanley County for Drug Charges

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sentencing was held yesterday for a couple arrested in Fort Pierre on drug charges following a February traffic stop. Stanley County States Attorney Tom P. Maher says 32-year-old Jason Jacob of California, who also lists an Aberdeen address, pled guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving Under Revocation...
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AG Marty Jackley Joins National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Observance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is set aside as a time to remember victims of crime. Attorney General Marty Jackley reminds South Dakotans that National Crime Victim’s Rights Week is a time to honor crime victims and advancing their rights. The theme of this week’s observance is “Extending the Vision: Reaching Every...
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South Dakota Wildfire Burns 7,000 Acres

OGLALA, S.D. (AP) – Firefighters say a wildfire that has burned thousands of acres in southwestern South Dakota is 80 percent contained. KELO-TV reports that at least 7,000 acres have burned so far in Fall River and Shannon Counties from the fire that started around 9 p.m. Tuesday. No injuries have been reported and...
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Wal-Mart Added as Party to Sturgis Trademark Suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge has allowed the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to add Wal-Mart Stores as a defendant in its lawsuit to protect registered trademarks for “Sturgis” and “Black Hills.” The nonprofit sued Rushmore Photo and Gifts last June, saying it owns the trademarks and they’re needed to protect the quality...
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SD Lets Keystone End Pipeline Construction Bonds

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State regulators have agreed to let TransCanada Keystone cancel $15 million in bonds it had posted to cover any damage to roads and bridges while it was building a crude oil pipeline across eastern South Dakota. The three members of the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to...
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South Dakota Arts Council to Meet

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Friday brings the annual spring meeting for the South Dakota Arts Council, which is the governing board of the Office of Arts. The Council will look over panel recommendations for its major granting categories and award grants during the meeting. The mission of the South Dakota Arts Council...
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Zonta Club of Pierre/Fort Pierre to Give Out Service Dollar Awards

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several local organizations are to receive a portion of $6,500 in grants from the Zonta Club of Pierre-Fort Pierre. The organizations, which support the mission of Zonta International that will be given service dollar awards by the local group include: Central SD RSVP Central SD Teen Court Dakota Horse...
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