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22 Pounds of Medication Gathered in Saturday’s Drug Take Back Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department conducted its fourth Drug Take Back event on Saturday. The program allows people to bring unused or expired medicines for disposal and is coordinated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 22 people brought medicines for Saturday’s Drug Take Back Day....
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Highway Segments in Jackson and Corson County Reopened

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two road segments that are being reconstructed and had to be closed last week after rains caused muddy conditions were reopened again over the weekend. The South Dakota Department of Transportation reopened a part of state Highway 73 in Jackson County Saturday after it was shut down Friday and a...
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South Dakota’s Top Students to be Honored

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top students are being recognized at a banquet Monday in Pierre. At least one student from every high school in the state will be invited to take part in the annual Academic Excellence Recognition Banquet. Approximately 500 students, parents and educators attend the annual event. Each school selects...
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Minnow Discovery Will Delay Repairs to SD Dam

WESSINGTON, S.D. (AP) – The rebuilding of a dam in central South Dakota will be delayed by the discovery of an endangered minnow. Officials had hoped to start construction this year on the Rosehill dam in Hand County, about 30 miles west of Huron. The dam failed in July 2010 during heavy rains. The...
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Pierre Woman Victim of Two Vehicle Crash West of Hayes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman died in a two vehicle accident that occured early this morning on Highway 34. The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the crash occured about 12:15 a.m.; five miles west of Hayes when a westbound pickup drifted into the eastbound lane and collided head-on with a van....
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Farm Island Trails to be Reconstructed Starting Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Construction crews will begin next week to reshape and resurface the hiking and biking trails at Farm Island Recreation Area east of Pierre. The trails were ruined during last year’s Missouri River flooding and work to repair the trail system is expected to start Monday. The trails will be...
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Stanley County Students to Present Spring Play Tonight and Tomorrow

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County High School/Middle School drama students are presenting “Usher: A Totally Teen Comedy” tonight and tomorrow in the HS/MS gym in Fort Pierre. The spring play features a room full of ghostly characters haunting a mansion-complete with thunder, lightning and darkness. It is a spoof of the...
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Kids Safe and Healthy Saturday Comes to Y and Rawlins Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The annual Kids Safe and Healthy Saturday will be tomorrow at the Oahe Family YMCA and at Rawlins Library. The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon. There will be prizes, giveaways and information geared toward young families. There will also be a drawing for a free...
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Pierre PD To Hold Drug Take Back Day Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department will take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Drug Take Back” program tomorrow. This is the fourth time the PD has participated in the event. Captain Elton Blemaster says citizens can bring expired prescription drugs to the city hall commission room tomorrow from 10:00 to...
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Dates Changed for Tree Planting and City-Wide Clean Up in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The date for the annual citywide clean up in Pierre has been moved because of today’s rain and the resulting muddy conditions. The event was planned for tomorrow, but has been changed to Saturday, May 5. Those that want to volunteer should meet on the 5th at Hillsview Clubhouse...
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