Wolf Found Dead in SD Came From Yellowstone

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A federal wolf specialist says a gray wolf found dead on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation came from Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Mike Jimenez with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says information from a tracking collar identifies the wolf as a 3- to 4-year-old male that was...
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More Intersection Closures Expected Today on Truck Bypass Reconstruction Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another series of intersection closures are expected today as part of the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s truck bypass reconstruction project that started in Pierre earlier this month. Closures of Garfield Avenue–where it intersects with Harrison Avenue and Flag Mountain Drive–can be expected at various times today and the...
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Fort Pierre Man Enters Guilty Plea in Stanley County Case Yesterday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man who was charged with Attempted First Degree Murder–for a case in which a gun was discharged toward another person after a fight–entered a guilty plea in a Pierre courtroom yesterday. 39-year-old Ronald Lee Berens, Jr. faced six charges after authorities say he shot a rifle...
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Teen Sentenced for Burglary and Grand Theft in Sully and Hughes Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre area teen has been sentenced for his guilty pleas to Grand Theft in Hughes County and Third Degree Burglary in Sully County. A charge of Petty Theft against 18-year-old Jacob Nolte was dismissed. Nolte was charged after break-ins and thefts were reported in both counties in November...
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SD Reservation Grocery Store Might Reopen Thursday

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for the sole grocery store on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota says it might reopen Thursday after the Oglala Sioux Tribe dismissed an order to close. The Sioux Nation Shopping Center closed Friday after the tribe sought a temporary restraining order alleging that the...
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Johnson Praises Renewal of Export-Import Charter

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Tim Johnson is praising the Senate’s passage of legislation to renew the charter of the Export-Import Bank. The bill reauthorizes the bank for three years and raises its lending cap from the current $100 billion to $140 billion. Johnson, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, says the higher...
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Five Runaway Teens Accused in SD Armed Robbery

SELBY, S.D. (AP) – Five teenagers are in custody after allegedly running away from a treatment center, stealing guns and a vehicle and holding up a gas station in the north central South Dakota town of Selby. Authorities say the teens ran away from a Corson County treatment center on Monday, rummaged through cars...
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South Dakota Man Pleads Guilty in Old Grudge Death

MADISON, S.D. (AP) – A 73-year-old South Dakota man accused of fatally shooting his long-ago classmate has pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a second-degree murder charge. Carl Ericsson was charged in the Jan. 31 killing of retired Madison High School teacher and track coach Norman Johnson. Johnson was shot twice in the face...
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Meeting Planned in Bismarck Next Week Between River Governors and Corps

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governors from states along the Missouri River and officials with the Corps of Engineers are expected to meet in Bismarck, North Dakota next week for what will be the third gathering between the groups on the flooding of 2011. Several river-state governors met with Corps officials in August and...
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Construction Work Underway at Oahe Downstream to Repair Flood Damage

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction is underway to repair shoreline at Campground Number 3 at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area that was damaged during last year’s Missouri River flooding. District Park Supervisor Pat Buscher says construction crews are hauling out truckloads of uprooted trees and excavated soils to stabilize the shoreline near the...
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