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Jackley: Government Agencies Can Release Crime Information

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says that government entities aren’t automatically blocked from releasing information about crimes to the public under a new victims’ rights constitutional amendment. Confusion has swirled since voters approved the amendment in November. It establishes rights for victims, including privacy, protection from harassment or abuse, and timely...
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Statement Released by Pierre Police on Friday Night Incident Involved BB or Pellet Gun

PIERRE SD -  In regards to the incident that took place Friday night with a reported shooting Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster released a statement on Monday morning that says on December 2, 2016 at 8:23 PM Pierre Police responded to a report of someone entering a residence with a gun.  The investigation would showed that...
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Capital City Childrens Chorus Founder Barb Newman Has Passed Away

PIERRE SD – According to a local source, Pierre’s Barb Newman, who shared her life-long love of music with hundreds of area children, died Sunday in Sioux Falls after an extended illness. Music, especially singing, was a centerpiece of Newman’s life. She was a music teacher for more than 30 years in the Brookings and...
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Pierre Man Named Deputy Commanding General of US Army MSCoE

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. – A Pierre man assumed responsibility as the next deputy commanding general – Army National Guard, U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, during a ceremony at Fort Leonard Wood, Dec. 2. Brig. Gen. Kevin Griese, who also serves as the assistant adjutant general of the South Dakota Army National...
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Snow Removal Reminder

PIERRE, S.D. – If you own property in Pierre, please remember to scoop your sidewalk. City ordinance requires property owners who have sidewalks attached to their property to clear the walkway of snow and ice within 48 hours of a snow event. This ordinance is in place to keep pedestrians safe.
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Pierre Fire Department Elects New Officers for 2017

PIERRE SD – DRG News spoke with Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul about the election of officers for 2017 with the Pierre Fire Department following last nights awards program. Some ran unopposed as Chief Paul states:         The officers for the Pierre Fire Department are for the 2017-18 year: Deputy Chief ...
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Illegally Dumped Snow Causing Problems

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds the public and commercial snow removal operators that it is illegal to place or dump excess snow on highway right of way, which includes driving surfaces, shoulders and ditches. Violation of the anti-dumping law is a Class 1 misdemeanor, with a penalty of up...
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2016 Awards Banquet – Pierre Fire Department

PIERRE SD – Thursday evening Dec 1st the Pierre Fire Department held their Annual Awards Banquet at the Ramkota in Pierre. Master of Ceremonies DT Meyer introduced Fire Chief Ian Paul who welcomed the crowd and informed of a few statistics on the department. Paul stated the for the year so far 180 calls...
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Seriously Twisted Fun at the 2017 SD State Fair

HURON, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s State Fair Park has announced the theme for the 2017 South Dakota State Fair– “Seriously Twisted Fun.” State Fair Director Peggy Besch says, “We are serious about fun at the State Fair. From the twists and turns of the carnival rides, to a variety of...
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Supporters for The VA Hospital Bring Message “Save Our Hospital”

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. – The secretary of Veterans Affairs traveled to Hot Springs Wednesday and heard one message over and over: “Save our hospital.” Nearly 500 supporters of the hospital turned out to send that message to VA Secretary Robert McDonald. McDonald’s visit comes on the heels of the final environmental impact statement outlining...
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