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Fort Pierre Fire Crews Receive Three Fire Calls Over Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre firefighters had three fire calls over the weekend, starting with a fire on Friday night near the Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway. Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire department was told of a grass fire about a quarter of a mile from the Spillway on Friday...
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Presho Firefighters Put Out Blaze at City Dump

PRESHO, S.D. (DRG News) Presho Firefighters spent some time over the weekend at the city dump–after a large tree pile started on fire on Saturday. Presho Fire Chief Donny Manger says crews were called to the landfill about 1:30 p.m. Saturday. They were able to keep the blaze mostly contained to the burning trees...
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SD Ends Budget Year With $47.8 Million Surplus

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state government ended the last budget year with a $47.8 million surplus thanks to higher-than-expected tax collections and lower-than-projected spending by state agencies. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says revenue for the year that ended June 30 was $24 million higher than the South Dakota Legislature had projected, and state...
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Sully County Enacts Burn Ban

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) Sully County has enacted an Emergency Regulation imposing a ban on all open burning and fireworks. Sully County Auditor Patty McGee says an exception is being made for charcoal or petroleum fueled grills used for preparing food. This burn ban applies to any person or entity in Sully County...
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