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Red Cross Assisting Victims of Capitol Inn and Suites Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some firefighters remain at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre this morning where a fire broke out late yesterday afternoon. Fire crews have been working to put out small flare-ups at the site this morning. The fire was first reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday and the blaze displaced...
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Foxx, South Dakota Officials Talk Transportation

PUKWANA, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited South Dakota to discuss transportation initiatives, including a previously awarded $12 million federal grant for railway repairs that will increase grain-shipping capacity. Foxx, U.S. Sen. John Thune and Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday rode over sections of track that was repaired with federal help...
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Firefighters and Emergency Personnel Remain at Site of Fire in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters continue working to put out a fire that started late this afternoon at a Pierre hotel. The fire was reported at Capitol Inn and Suites in the 800 block of East Wells Avenue just before 4:00 p.m. and reportedly started in one of the apartments on the west...
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Statement Released on Capitol Inn and Suites Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre officials have released a statement regarding today’s fire at Capitol Inn and Suites.  The fire was reported just before 4:00 p.m. this afternoon at the complex on East Wells Avenue.  Fire crews from Pierre, Fort Pierre, Onida and other locations have been working to put out the fire...
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Fire Crews from Several Area Departments Working to Put Out Fire at Capitol Inn

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters have been at the site of a fire at the Capitol Inn and Suites at 815 East Wells Avenue for almost three hours. The Pierre Fire Department was initially called to the location just before four o’clock. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire started on the...
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Stanley County School Board Asked to Consider Returning to 5-Day School Week

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School Board was asked yesterday to consider making the school week a five day week again, instead of the current four day set up.  At yesterday’s meeting, a representative of a group made up of parents, teachers, business owners and others read a statement to...
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SDDVA Secretary Says Operation Reaching All Veterans Effort Has Worked Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Veterans Affairs says this year’s Operation Reaching All Veterans effort has been a success.  2014 was designated by the SDDVA as a time to reach out to all 75,000 South Dakota veterans.  Secretary Larry Zimmerman says close to 60,000 veterans have been...
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Bollen: EB-5 ‘Scandal’ Result of Media, Politics

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The man who formerly administered the federal investment-for-green-card program in South Dakota says he was interviewed twice by the FBI last year regarding the program. Joop Bollen’s responses to 75 questions posed by the state Government Operations and Audit Committee became public Tuesday ahead of the group’s scheduled Thursday meeting....
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Anxiety Leads SD Investors to Conservative Moves

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The group that manages South Dakota’s financial assets is putting the state’s $13 billion in a more conservative portfolio out of anxiety over the stock market. The Argus Leader reports the state’s trust funds and retirement funds have earned less than 1 percent since the fiscal year that began...
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Parts of Dakotas Experience Subzero Wind Chills

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas experienced subzero wind chills a day after heavy snowfall in parts of the two states. Wind chills in the western Dakotas early Tuesday were mostly in the teens below zero, and in the low 20s below zero in Dickinson. High temperatures Tuesday were forecast to...
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