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Registration Now Available for Scoop It Snow Removal Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Once again this year, a program is being offered which provides free snow removal during winter months for elderly and disabled homeowners in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  This is the tenth year that Capital Area United Way has made the service available-teaming up with the Department of Corrections.  Property...
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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest in Upper Midwest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields. At least 4 inches of snow could fall overnight in South Dakota where about 40 percent of the crop remains, and in Minnesota where about a third remains. Most of...
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Winter Storm Not a Big Worry for Dakotas Ranchers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Snow and cold blowing through the Dakotas is not presenting any unexpected worries for ranchers. Last year, a blizzard in early October that hit with surprising intensity killed at least 43,000 cattle in western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota. But that storm hit early in the season, when...
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South Dakota Gold Star Mothers Bring Fallen Heroes Banners to Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Gold Star Mothers have brought the Fallen Heroes traveling banners display to Gettysburg for the next few days. There are 35 banners that contain the names, photos and other information of South Dakotans lost during the Operation Enduring and Operation Iraqi Freedom conflicts. Christine Bestgen is...
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Special Prosecutor Comments Following Judge’s Decision on Motion in McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) On Friday, a judge denied a motion to set aside a verdict of guilty made by a jury in the case of a Pierre teen charged with killing a 16-year-old classmate in 2012. Braiden McCahren was found guilty in September of Second Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. Killed in...
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Snow, Cold, Gusty Winds Push Through the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Parts of the Dakotas are seeing the first major snowfall of the winter, as a system pushed in by the remnants of Typhoon Nuri makes its way through the region. As much as 4 inches of snow fell throughout southern North Dakota Sunday. The state Transportation Department issued a travel...
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GOP Leaders Urge Obama Not to Act on His Own

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says congressional leaders and President Barack Obama engaged in a “frank discussion” where Republicans urged the president not to use executive authority to act alone on significant issues ahead of next year’s GOP-held House and Senate. Thune was among the leaders of both chambers who met...
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Wakpala Man Sentenced for Being Felon in Possession of a Firearm

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Wakpala man was sentenced earlier this week in federal court after a conviction for being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. 37-year-old Ronald Moran was sentenced to three years of probation, eight months of home confinement, and community service. Moran was indicted in May by a grand...
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Local FSA Office Plans Meetings on New ARC & PLC Programs in Ft. Pierre & Hayes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes-Stanley County FSA Office will be holding two producer meetings on the new Farm Bill soon.  One meeting will be held next week in Hayes and the second is to take place early next month in Fort Pierre.  Brian Stewart, County Executive Director for the local FSA Office...
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Pierre Chamber and PEDCO Give Awards at Annual Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual celebration Thursday. The event included a glance back at 2014, a look ahead at the year to come, and awards were given out by the Pierre Chamber and the Pierre Economic Development Corporation. The featured speaker last night was Bernie...
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