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Forest Service Sets Meeting to Talk About Fire

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a public meeting to talk about a grassland fire in the western Dakotas that spread during a prescribed burn. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Saturday at the North Dakota State University research center in Hettinger, N.D. Forest Service officials say they will...
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Man Arrested for Allegedly Trying to Take More Than $1,000 in Items from Pierre Store

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested yesterday after authorities say he tried to take more than $1,000 in merchandise from Pierre’s Walmart store.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called Thursday evening about 6:00 p.m. to the report that someone was trying to leave with a shopping cart that...
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Onida Fire Department Called to Hay Bale Fire Northwest of Onida This Week

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that originated Monday and flared up on Wednesday burned more than 300 round bales, northwest of Onida.  Onida Fire Chief Brian Ring says the fire was first reported Monday afternoon about 18 miles west and six miles north of Onida.  He says firefighters were called to the...
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Commissioner of School and Public Lands Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota governor’s office says the state’s commissioner of School and Public Lands is resigning his position this summer for family reasons Jarrod Johnson was elected to the post in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. The position is a constitutionally-created office that administers state lands set aside to support...
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