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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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1st Annual New Years Eve Bull Bash in Fort Pierre a Huge Success

FORT PIERRE SD – Stanley County Fairgrounds Manager and Event organizer Aaron Brewer had a chance to visit with DRG News after the big New Years Eve event that he put on at the Schomer Barn. The crowd was great and the weather cooperated Brewer said some tickets had to be refunded due to seating issues...
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Active Duty Airman found Dead at his Residence Tuesday

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Ellsworth Air Force Base officials say an active  duty Airman, assigned to the 28th Bomb Wing, was found dead at his off  base residence on Tuesday. The Airman’s name is being withheld pending notification of family. In a release, Col. Gentry Boswell, commander of the 28th Bomb Wing,  said “this...
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Watertown traffic stop leads to five arrests on drug charges

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT)—A traffic stop in Watertown Tuesday night led to the arrests of five people on drug charges. A vehicle driven by 24 year-old Sarah Waldner of Watertown was stopped just before midnight, and the vehicle was searched. That led police to execute a search warrant at a residence in the 700-block of...
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Noem Takes Oath of Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem issued the following statement today after taking the Oath of Office to serve her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives: “South Dakota has but one voice in the 435-member House of Representatives. Still, that voice must represent a considerable portion of our nation’s ag production, speak...
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