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Fundraising Begins for Lindbergh Marker in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – History buffs in Pierre are raising money to buy a marker to commemorate the spot where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission has reached one-third of its $3,000 goal. Gordon Koch, the commission’s chairman, says the South Dakota...
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Oacoma Tourist Stop Al’s Oasis on I-90 Getting New Owner

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner. The Daily Republic reports that Al’s Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies. The Mueller family, which has...
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DPS Says Redfield Woman Dies Thursday as the Result of Two Vehicle Crash February 14 Near Rockham

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Redfield woman has died after a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 212 about four miles west of Rockham last week.  39-year-old Jewel Wheeler was driving a 1992 Chevrolet C1500 pickup westbound on February 14; about four miles west of Rockham when she lost control on the...
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Pierre Man Changes Plea to Third Degree Rape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man will be sentenced next month after he changed his plea this morning on a rape charge.  48-year-old Antoine LaDeaux Jr. was indicted last year on charges of Third Degree Rape and Second Degree Kidnapping.  He was arrested March 9 of last year after police were told...
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