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Active Shooter Drill Held at State Capitol Wedneday to Prepare State Employees and Responders for Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An emergency exercise was held at the South Dakota Capitol building Wednesday evening-and organizers say the drill went well.  The joint exercise was put together by South Dakota’s Office of Risk Management,  Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security, and the  U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  It involved...
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Pierre’s Police Chief Appreciative of the Chance for Officers to Participate in Capitol Drill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One local law enforcement agency that took part in Wednesday’s emergency drill at the Capitol building was the Pierre Police Department.  Chief Bob Grandpre said about half of his department’s staff members were involved in one way or another in handling the mock report that someone was in the...
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Corrections Secretary Issues Warning About Sex Offender Convicted in Hughes County Who Absconded from Parole Supervision

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The public is being notified by South Dakota’s Corrections Department of a registered sex offender who has absconded from parole supervision.  Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk says that 61-year-old Noah Hero failed to maintain contact with his parole agent in Rapid City and missed a recent appointment that was scheduled...
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Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Classes Being Held This Month-Today in Herreid and Later in Pierre and Gettysburg

UNDATED – (DRG News) SDSU will be hosting upcoming Private Pesticide Applicator Trainings this month.  Anyone who wishes to purchase “restricted use pesticides” or who is using pesticides in the production of more than $1,000 gross sales per year of  an agricultural commodity is required to obtain a private applicators license.  Certification is free...
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