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PFD Puts Out Grass Fire Thursday Afternoon Near Y and Rawlins Library

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent almost two hours at the site of a grass fire near Rawlins Library Thursday.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the department was told that grass was burning in the area of Rawlins Library and the Oahe Family YMCA-just north of parking areas for...
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SD Department Primes for Texting and Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A law that would make texting while driving illegal in South Dakota still awaits the governor’s signature, but the state Department of Public Safety says it’s already talking about a public awareness campaign. A state official says the state already has some materials to warn against texting and driving. He...
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March 31 Marks End of Snowmobile Trail Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – March 31 marks the official end of the season for the statewide snowmobile trail system. Black Hills Trails District supervisor Shannon Percy says grooming operations began in full force on the season opener and crews have been consistently grooming throughout the season. Grooming operations will continue as long as snow...
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MN Tribe Helps Fellow Tribes With Propane Crisis

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Donations from an American Indian tribe in Minnesota totaling nearly $1.4 million have helped tribes in the Great Plains deal with a winter propane crisis. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community provided grants to the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and South Dakota; the Yankton, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Sioux...
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