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Mayer Honored as SD Prosecutor of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Deputy Attorney General Robert Mayer has been honored as South Dakota’s prosecutor of the year. The South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association has given the award annually since 2002. Attorney General Marty Jackley says Mayer has been prosecuting crime for more than 30 years throughout the state and has worked tirelessly...
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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Plane Crash Near Highmore

UNDATED – (DRG News) The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on last Sunday’s fatal airplane crash near Highmore.  A Piper PA-32R fixed wing single engine plane was destroyed when it impacted the blade of a wind turbine at a wind farm south of Highmore.  The National Transportation Safety Board report says the crash...
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SD Board: Deer Down, Geese Up for Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has approved new land acquisition and discussed other steps to support habitats and rebuild populations for some of the state’s wild game. The commission granted approval for the state to acquire 165 acres of land, most of which is in northwest Moody...
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SDSU Extension Forester Says SD Should Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An insect that is said to be slowly moving its way across the country-killing ash trees-was the topic of discussion at a meeting this week in Pierre. SDSU Extension Forester, Dr. John Ball, spoke about the Emerald Ash Borer on Wednesday. The pest has been responsible for the loss...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Making False Statements to a Federal Agency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced this week in federal court for Making False Statements to a Federal Agency. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 20-year-old Kelsey Howe was given a sentence of two months in custody, one year of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime...
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Man Found Hanging at Jail Passes Away at Sioux Falls Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says it received word yesterday that a Fort Pierre man, who was found hanging in his cell at the Hughes County Jail, has died. Sheriff Mike Leidholt says 27-year-old Flint Dahl passed away Thursday morning at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In a...
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Governor’s Mansion Tours to Resume

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Governor’s Mansion will once again be the location for free weekly tours in the months of June, July and August.  The fourth season of the free weekly tours starts next month.  First Lady Linda Daugaard says she and the Governor are pleased to again open the home to...
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McCahren Trial to be Moved to Tripp County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge ruled yesterday that the trial for a Pierre teen charged in the December 2012 shooting of another local youth will be moved from Hughes County to Tripp County.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.   He was...
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Wood Piece Found During Stained Glass Removal Lists Capitol General Contractor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Crews pulling out stained glass skylights from the South Dakota Senate Wednesday found an item of interest during the work. The Senate glass pieces are the final sections to be removed from the Capitol in an overall glass restoration project. Crews have already taken stained glass from the rotunda,...
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VEVA Planning Capitol Lake War Memorial Cleanup May 10

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the local Vietnam Era Veterans Association (VEVA) will gather in just over a week along Capitol Lake to conduct a cleanup at the Capitol Lake War Memorials. VEVA member John Moisan of Fort Pierre says a similar cleanup was done by Vietnam Era Vets at the memorials...
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