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SD Legislature Works to Pass State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has approved a plan to give extra state money to South Dakota school districts, the four technical schools and some health care facilities that care for low-income people. The Joint Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion state budget. The House and Senate plan...
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Mayor Sam Tidball (Photo Courtesy Fort Pierre City Website)

Open House for Retiring Mayor Tidball Sunday; Pierre’s Mayor Thanks Him For His Work

UNDATED – (DRG News) Sunday brings an Open House in the City of Fort Pierre, as the community honors retiring Mayor Sam Tidball. Tidball has served eight two-year terms as Mayor and prior to being Mayor, was on the Fort Pierre City Council from 1992-1998. He announced last October that he wouldn’t run for re-election...
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Grass Fire

Thursday Grass Fire Scorches About Four Acres North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire Thursday afternoon burned about 3-4 acres of grass north of Pierre. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was reported about 5:00 p.m. yesterday just north of Highway 14 and east of Highway 1804 near AJ’s Auto. He says the fire apparently started along Highway 1804 and winds...
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Gas Leak Reported After Small Line Cut in Fort Pierre Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A gas leak in a small line along Creager Court in Fort Pierre resulted in a call to the Fort Pierre Fire Department Thursday. A contractor was digging yesterday afternoon when a one inch line was cut and gas began escaping from the line. The immediate area near the...
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