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Mobridge City Council met May 5, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. Council approved the minutes from the April 7 and April 21 meetings. A proclamation was made making May 8, 2014 James Curran Day.  In recognition of his more than 30 years of dedicated volunteer service...
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Mobridge Boy Scouts at Camporee

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Boy Scouts of Mobridge Rotary Club Troop 65 attended the two night encampment of Five Rivers District Spring Camporee over the past weekend at West Bend State Park east of Pierre. Britten Vogel, Brandon Netzer, Dylan Crossley, Tobie Hieb, Jordan Zahn and Gabe Jerome represented the troop in competitions...
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Ag Department Talks About Pesticide Drift

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is asking pesticide applicators to prevent the risk of drift during this spraying season. Officials say applicators should prevent risk to non-target areas or susceptible crops and evaluate factors such as wind speed, wind direction, temperature, spray pressure and nozzle height before spraying a...
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Rawlins Municipal Library Closed Through Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work to upgrade the electrical system at Rawlins Municipal Library has resulted in the library being closed today through Wednesday.  Director at Rawlins Library, Robin Schrupp says the work on the electrical system is being done as part of an addition project at the facility.  More space is being...
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UBS Hoping for Successful Blood Drive in Pierre-Prior to Updates on UBS Website

MITCHELL, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services will be holding a blood drive in Pierre tomorrow.  The event will take place at Ss. Pierre and Paul Catholic Church.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter with United Blood Services says there are currently 17 open slots for tomorrow’s drive.  Anyone that would like to donate Tuesday...
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SCOTUS Ruling Favors Prayer at Council Meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has ruled that prayers that open town council meetings do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity. The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make a good-faith effort at inclusion. South Dakota...
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One Arrested, Another Cited Following Saturday Night Pursuit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Agencies from at least two counties were involved in a pursuit Saturday night, which reached speeds of up to 100 mph.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says officials responded to a complaint around 9:20 p.m. that the occupants of two vehicles were harassing each other and they...
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SD Tourism Launches Peak-Season Advertising

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Department of Tourism has launched its peak-season advertising across the country. This year’s campaign includes both national and niche magazines, regional cable and network television, and other methods including a social media campaign. Department officials also recently traveled to Chicago and Milwaukee, bringing the Mount Rushmore Mascots with...
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Investigation Underway Into Incident Involving Horses at Fairgrounds

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving the possible intentional release of horses from pens at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says 37 horses were said to have been let out of their stalls from a barn in the horse race...
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Pigs Perish in Building Fire at Christensen Farms Site Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hundreds of hogs housed in a building at a commercial pig farm near Pierre perished in a fire that was reported Sunday morning.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department’s Sean Kruger says the fire was reported by a passerby just after six Sunday morning at Christensen Farms, about 6-7 miles northeast...
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