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Flags Posted by Exchange Club for Today’s Flag Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club has posted American and South Dakota State flags across the Missouri River Bridge as part of today’s Flag Day. Today’s display is sponsored by the John Palmer Agency of Pierre. The Flags Across the Missouri River Bridge is a Pride in America and fundraising...
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Are You Ready for Oahe Days? It’s Almost Here!

It’s just hours away..Oahe Days 2012! After being cancelled last year because of the flood, this year’s Oahe Days is returning bigger and better than ever. The event became a summer mainstay in the Pierre area more than thirty years ago, but it faded away for a time. It returned to the June fun...
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Authorities Identify SD Couple Found Dead in Boat

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a husband and wife found dead in a cabin boat on the Missouri River in southeast South Dakota. The bodies of 61-year-old Albert and 63-year-old Mary Hellman, of Oacoma, were found Tuesday morning in the boat docked at a marina by the Snake Creek Recreational Area. Investigators...
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Officials Respond to Abandoned Boat Call-Concerns of Troubles for Boaters Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Area rescuers spent more than an hour checking on the report of an abandoned boat washed up on shore near the West Bend Camping Area yesterday. Emergency dispatchers were told about 4:30 p.m. that a boat was found near the North Bend Boat Ramp and there was no one...
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Study: Cougars Again Spreading Across Midwest

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new study suggests cougars are again spreading across the Midwest, a century after the generally reclusive predators were hunted to near extinction in much of the region. The findings by a University of Minnesota doctoral student, a Southern Illinois University wildlife ecologist and the Cougar Network are detailed in...
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Teen Detained After Police Called to Report of an Intruder in Pierre Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen was detained Wednesday morning after police were called to the report that an intruder was in a Pierre residence. Police were dispatched to the 2300 block of Flag Mountain Drive around 6:10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that when officers arrived on scene,...
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Wheat

Winter Wheat Forecast for SD Changes Little

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The government’s estimate of winter wheat production in South Dakota has changed little over the month. The Agriculture Department now pegs the state’s crop at just below 56 million bushels, down 2 percent from May and down 16 percent from last year. Nationwide, the winter wheat crop is expected...
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Johnson Leads Banking Hearing on JPMorgan Losses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is questioning why the largest U.S. bank failed to have more risk controls in place, leading to more than $2 billion lost on risky trades. Johnson is the chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. He opened a congressional hearing Wednesday in which lawmakers questioned JPMorgan Chase...
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Guard Receives Thanks at Card Presentation Tuesday at SD National Guard Museum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Adjutant General for the South Dakota National Guard received an anniversary card yesterday that honors the 150 years of service by the guard to the state and nation. The South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre had an open house on Saturday and several people signed the...
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Ian Paul, PFD Bear and Becki Potrzeba on June 12, 2012

State Farm Agent Donates Mascot Costume to PFD

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local insurance company has played a role in adding a new member to the Pierre Fire Department. State Farm Insurance Potrzeba Agency donated a State Farm bear costume to the PFD on Tuesday. State Farm’s Becki Potrzeba says she wanted to assist the department and believed that offering...
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