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PFD Puts Out Fire at Mobile Home This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at a Pierre mobile home park left some damage to one unit. The fire occurred this morning at 144 Lakeview Court. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says on arrival, crews discovered heavy smoke coming from the rear of the trailer. He says a fire was burning under...
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Red Cross Volunteer from Onida Assisting with Storm Recovery in NY

UNDATED – (DRG News) An Onida woman overseeing Red Cross shelter operations in Buffalo, New York says the shelter population is beginning to subside somewhat.  Nancy McKenney was deployed to the east coast yesterday to assist with Red Cross relief efforts in that area of the country.  Last week, about seven feet of snow...
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SD Governor Daugaard Names Interim Secretary of Health

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has named an interim secretary of health. Daugaard on Tuesday announced he has chosen Kim Malsam-Rysdon to assume the position starting in mid-December and until a permanent secretary is named. Current Secretary of Health Doneen Hollingsworth is scheduled to retire Dec. 12. She’s led the...
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Contractor Says Only Minor Details Left to Complete on Garfield Avenue Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The reconstruction work done this year on Garfield Avenue in Pierre is mostly complete, but some minor details on the project will be handled when weather begins to warm next year.  The project started in late spring and involved reconstructing the north one and a half miles of the...
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Both Sides Want Judge to Rule on SD Gay Marriage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorneys for the state and for a group of same-sex couples challenging South Dakota’s ban on gay marriage have asked a federal judge to bypass a trial and rule on the case. The state attorney general’s office on Tuesday made a motion for summary judgment in the case. The office...
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South Dakota Corn, Sunflower Harvests Wrapping Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers are wrapping up the corn and sunflower harvests. The Agriculture Department says in its weekly crop report that the sunflower harvest is 86 percent done, slightly behind the average pace. The corn harvest is 96 percent complete, ahead of the average. Pasture and range conditions in...
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Bad Weather Could Impact Holiday Travel in Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Bad weather could snarl Thanksgiving travel plans for residents of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service says parts of the two states could get up to 4 inches of snow from a clipper system sweeping in from the west. The agency posted a winter weather advisory for most of North...
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2015 Mountain Lion Season Applications Available

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Applications are available for the 2015 South Dakota mountain lion hunting season. The state’s Game, Fish and Parks Department says there’s no deadline to submit an application for the season. However, hunters who want an access permit to Custer State Park must submit their application by Dec. 10. The season...
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Power Outage Friday in Pierre Caused by Short in Primary Power Cable

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre says an electric outage that impacted part of the community Friday night originated with a fault in a primary power cable behind RedRossa restaurant-located on West Sioux Avenue.  Brad Palmer, City Utilities Director says that short resulted in two switches going out-also in that same...
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Pioneer Girl Receiving Great Reviews One Week Into Release

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been a week since the release of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s autobiography and the South Dakota State Historical Society Press indicates that the book is being well received.  “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography” was first made public November 17.  SDSHS Press Marketing Director Jennifer McIntyre says the book has...
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