Water at Emergency Spillway June 2011 (KGFX Photo)

Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway Gates to See Repair Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway will be the main focus of work this year; as the Corps of Engineers continues with repairs at it’s Missouri River Mainstem projects. The Corps said earlier this year that seven contracts were awarded in 2012 to repair damages at Oahe Dam from the...
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Pierre Fire Department Logo (KGFX Photo)

PFD and PRFD Respond to Calls Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department responded yesterday afternoon to the report of a gas line break. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were initially told that a gas line had been compromised near Jefferson School about 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, but determined a short time later that the break was...
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Pierre Courtroom Doors (KGFX News)

Sentencing Reset for Fort Pierre Man Who Admitted to Violating Probation from 2009 Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sentencing for a man who admitted to violating probationary terms on 2009 Stanley County charges-including Inhumane Treatment of Animal-was delayed Tuesday. 27-year-old Flint Dahl was also to be sentenced yesterday for his pleas to other charges from Hughes County. The Hughes County State’s Attorney said yesterday that she had...
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National Weather Service

NWS Says Cool, Wet Spring May Ease Western Plains Drought

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – There are varying degrees of drought conditions in the Plains region, but a National Weather Service hydrologist says predicted above-normal rain this spring might ease some of the problem. Mike Gillispie in Sioux Falls expects improvement in parts of Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota. Some people in the agriculture industry...
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