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SD Capital City Students Planting Trees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is getting more of the Black Hills in its urban forest. The Pierre Capital Journal reports that every second-grader in town will be given a Black Hills spruce tree to plant. The effort is being headed by the state Agriculture Department and the Izaak Walton League,...
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Pierre Man Injured In Two Vehicle Accident Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A collision between a pickup and semi this afternoon resulted in one man being taken to the hospital.  South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper John Peary says the accident was reported about 4:00 p.m. today and occurred at the intersection of Highway 14 and 293rd Avenue east of Pierre.  Peary...
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LaPlante Takes New Job as Assistant US Attorney

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state’s Secretary of Tribal Relations J.R. LaPlante has taken a new job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Wednesday announced LaPlante’s resignation from the state office-effective August 1. LaPlante became the state’s first secretary of tribal relations in 2011. He is...
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Boys and Girls Club Members Enjoy Earth Day Themed Activities Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill addressed youngsters at the Boys and Girls Club Tuesday for this year’s Earth Day celebration. The mayor talked about the origins of Earth Day in 1970, among other topics. Throughout the year, the City of Pierre conducts a Go Green and Clean Campaign, and the...
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