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Representative Noem to Visit Clark, Redfield and Philip Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Representative Kristi Noem will be making stops in the state tomorrow as she holds two town hall meetings and speaks at a third event. Noem will visit Clark, Redfield and Philip tomorrow. The morning town hall meeting in Clark starts at 9:00 a.m. At noon, Noem will give remarks...
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Seatbelt Safety Check Done Near High School in Mobridge Last Week

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several motorists that went through a seatbelt safety check in Mobridge last week were found to have been belted in. Walworth County Sheriff Duane Mohr says the check was held last Wednesday near Mobridge/Pollock High School. He says 76 vehicles came through the morning check carrying 127 occupants. Of...
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CAUW Provides Donation to PARS for Food Pantry

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The board for the Capital Area United Way voted Friday to approve a special allocation of $5,000 for Pierre Area Referral Service. The United Way’s Executive Director Gloria Hanson says that the shelves for the food pantry, which is run by PARS, has been short on food at times,...
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Firefighters Put Out Grass Fire on Face of Oahe Dam Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire on Saturday night burned grass north of the Oahe Dam Powerhouse. Leon Ellis of the Pierre Rural Fire Department says the fire was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday night and burned on the face of the dam. Ellis says winds pushed the flames up the grade...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department Called to Fire Near Rifle Range Monday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre firefighters were assisted yesterday with putting out a grass fire that burned near the Rifle Range north of Fort Pierre Monday. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He says his department asked for mutual aid in putting...
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Governor’s Drought Task Force to Meet in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Governor’s Drought Taskforce is meeting in Pierre on Tuesday. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows that about 61 percent of South Dakota is in severe or extreme drought. The hardest-hit areas in South Dakota are in the southwest and the southeast. Representatives from several government agencies serve on...
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Drought Among Drains on Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains. A report released Tuesday says August’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month. It rose to 49.7 from...
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Tribal Leaders Holding Teach-In About SD Land

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A group spearheading an effort to buy land in South Dakota that Native American tribes consider sacred is holding a teach-in on Saturday during the annual Cheyenne River Sioux powwow. Last Real Indians founder Chase Iron Eyes says in a news release that he and tribal leaders and activists...
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Report: Federal Cases Filed in S. Dakota Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An annual report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows that the number of criminal cases filed in federal court in South Dakota has increased by more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The report shows the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed 691 criminal cases in 2011. This is up...
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Fire Burns Home in Pierre Cul-de-Sac Overnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire burned a home in an east Pierre neighborhood overnight. Pierre’s Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the blaze was reported about 11:38 p.m. at the end of a cul-de-sac-at 121 Pasque Drive. Alexander says a police officer had noted the smell of smoke around Taylor Avenue and a...
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