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Pierre Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges From August Law Enforcement Chase

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pled not guilty to charges that arose after a law enforcement chase occurred north of Pierre last month. 63-year-old Paul Hansen was indicted on three different charges. It’s reported that an officer recognized Hansen August 22 as he was driving in northwest Pierre and the officer...
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Memorial Funds Set Up for Gettysburg Men Who Died After Exposure to Sewer Gas at Lift Station/OSHA Investigating

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) Memorial funds have been set up for two men-a father and son-who perished while working at a sewer lift station west of Gettysburg Tuesday. 50-year-old Kirk Hansen and his son, 20-year-old Erik Hansen-were overcome by sewer gasses while they worked at West Whitlock Resort area on Tuesday. Erik Hansen...
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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on August 28 Fatal Plane Crash at Pierre Airport

DENVER, COLORADO – (DRG News) The National Transportation Safety Board has filed a preliminary report for a fatal plane crash that occurred at Pierre’s Regional Airport last week. The accident was reported the morning of Tuesday, August 28 and a Pierre man who was the pilot, 69-year-old Paul Lee, was killed. The NTSB says...
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US Attorneys to Meet With Tribal Officials

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Fifteen U.S. attorneys who make up the Department of Justice’s Native American Issues Subcommittee are slated to meet in Bismarck on Thursday to discuss public safety issues in Indian Country. North Dakota U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says the U.S. attorneys will meet with tribal officials to work on improving public...
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