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Onida Fire Department Called to Hay Bale Fire Northwest of Onida This Week

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that originated Monday and flared up on Wednesday burned more than 300 round bales, northwest of Onida.  Onida Fire Chief Brian Ring says the fire was first reported Monday afternoon about 18 miles west and six miles north of Onida.  He says firefighters were called to the...
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Commissioner of School and Public Lands Resigns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota governor’s office says the state’s commissioner of School and Public Lands is resigning his position this summer for family reasons Jarrod Johnson was elected to the post in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. The position is a constitutionally-created office that administers state lands set aside to support...
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Boys and Girls Club to Reopen Today After Water Main Break Causes It to Close Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area will be open again today after it was closed for the day Thursday.  Club Director Becky Bowers says the facility had to be closed Thursday after a maintenance man found a water main break yesterday morning.  The break was located...
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SD Panel: Offensive Names of Creeks and Other Features on Reservation Should Go

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel responsible for getting rid of offensive place names has proposed renaming two creeks and three other geographical features on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to reflect the area’s traditional use for deer hunting. The locations all feature a variation of the phrase “Squaw Humper,” and each...
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