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Brent Fluke Appointed Women’s Prison Warden

PIERRE, S.D.- Bob Dooley, director of prison operations for the Department of Corrections, has appointed Brent Fluke as warden of the South Dakota Women’s Prison. Fluke was named interim warden on Dec. 14, 2016. He began his full-time duties as warden Jan. 9. Fluke, a native of Chamberlain, began working for the DOC in...
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State Forensic Lab Completes Project for Testing all Rape Kits

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that South Dakota Forensic Lab (SDFL) has completed the testing of all rape kits from law enforcement agencies in South Dakota. Untested rape kits have become and continue to be a national concern. “A rape victim who has the courage to report a sexual crime deserves...
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Blue Lights for Law Enforcement Appreciation

PIERRE, S.D. – The front doors of the Capitol will be illuminated in blue tonight in recognition of the sacrifices made by South Dakota law enforcement officers and their families. “The individuals who enforce our laws live selfless lives. They’re courageous, hardworking and dedicated individuals. They work long hours and willingly put themselves in...
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Pierre Fire and Rescue to assist in Search for Eagle Butte Man SD Missing since Jan 1st

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue team along with Rescue Captain Brandon McCarthy will be assisting with a ground search in Eagle Butte SD to help locate a missing person today - Friday Jan 6th.  Fire Chief Ian Paul informed DRG News about their assistance.         Tribal and federal crews are...
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Attorney General’s Office Releases Officer Involved Shooting Summary

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley and the Division of Criminal Investigation today released the summary into the shooting of Tara Hartse, on December 7, 2016, in Lake Norden, South Dakota. The incident occurred on December 7, after a call to service to a residence located at 411 Park Street in Lake Norden....
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GFP Currently Conducting Online Angler Survey

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), in cooperation with South Dakota State University (SDSU), is currently conducting an online angler survey to help gauge angler use, harvest and attitudes of resident and nonresident anglers. Some recipients of the initial email request may have received a few minor technical glitches...
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2016 Traffic Fatalities Near Record Low; Lack of Seatbelt Use Significant Cause in Most Deaths

  PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s 115 traffic fatalities in 2016 are expected to be the lowest since 2011 and second lowest since 1960.   Official numbers are not expected for several weeks, but the final number is not expected to dramatically change.  The 2016 total represents a noteworthy 14.2 percent decrease from the...
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Gov. Daugaard Appoints Doug Sharp to GFP Commission

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Doug Sharp of Watertown to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission. “Doug will be a great addition to the Game, Fish and Parks Commission. He is a lifelong resident to South Dakota and committed to making this state a better...
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Water Leak on Willow Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre is working to repair a water leak discovered this morning on North Willow Avenue just north of West Elizabeth Street. The repair is expected to be complete by the end of today. Seven city water customers will be without water service until the water line has been...
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The Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program is Coming to Pierre

PIERRE SD – Your child’s teeth are important.  Dental disease (cavities) can threaten a child’s health, well-being and achievement.  Children with oral health problems can have difficulty eating, sleeping and paying attention in school. The Dakota Smiles Mobile Dental Program includes two trucks that are fully equipped dental offices on wheels.  By participating in...
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