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Capt. James Forbes, center, commander of the 200th Engineer Company, is congratulated by Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard, during a welcome home ceremony for the unit at Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D., May 12, 2012, after completing a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (SDNG photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)

Weekend Brings Parade and Welcome Home Ceremony for 200th Engineer Company

Soldiers of the 200th Engineer Company reunited with family, friends and community members Saturday in Pierre after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The 184 Soldiers of the 200th received a hero’s welcome, as hundreds of people gathered to cheer and greet the returning South Dakota Army National Guard unit along the streets of Fort...
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May 11 Car Crash

Crash in Pierre Results in One Vehicle Rolling Over-No One Hurt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle crash resulted in more than $15,000 damage to the units involved Friday morning. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 10:00 a.m. Friday and occurred in a northwest Pierre neighborhood. A vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Pierre man was westbound in an...
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Slow Sign

Some Garfield Avenue Intersections to be Closed for a Few Hours Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is closing some intersections along Garfield Avenue for one to two hours today-as part of an ongoing reconstruction project on the roadway. Some areas to be impacted by the work today on Garfield, which is also known as U.S. Highway 14B include the...
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Student Testing

SD Science Scores Near Top, Relatively Unchanged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota eighth-grade students are staying ahead of their peers when it comes to the latest science scores. South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the scores as measured by the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress are good, but virtually unchanged since 2009. Just one state – North...
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