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South Dakota Fish Consumption Advisories Released

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota has released new consumption advisories on where anglers might want to limit their consumption of certain fish. They’re based on 2013 test results and include walleye longer than 21 inches in Swan Lake (Clark County), walleye longer than 17 inches in Long Lake (Codington County) and...
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Siren Testing Moved to Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager says siren testing that was planned for today has been delayed.  Plans now call for sirens to be tested tomorrow (Thursday-7/17).  The testing hinges on the completion of work on a new dispatch system.  The City of Pierre and South Dakota Department of Public Safety...
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Arrest Warrants in Mobridge Theft Ring

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (DRG News) Walworth County State’s Attorney Jamie Hare has stated that arrest warrants have been issued today for Craig and Sandi Imberi of Mobridge. The charges include receipt of stolen property, grand theft and aid and abetting receipt of stolen property. Hare also stated that Sandi Imberi has been charged with...
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Construction on Pierre’s New Elementary School Staying on Target So Far

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) About a month has passed since ground was broken for Pierre’s future new elementary school and district officials believe construction is staying on target. Pierre School Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt told the school board on Monday that construction is going as planned so far. The new building should be...
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Hughes and Stanley County Weather Updates Offered Through New Facebook Page

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Emergency Manager for Hughes and Stanley Counties is inviting local residents interested in getting updates on the weather to “like” a new Facebook page that has been set up.  Hughes/Stanley EM Rob Fines says the Facebook page, known as “Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management Weather Warnings” will send notifications...
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Dispatch Consolidation Starts Today-Sirens Will Sound As New Systems Tested

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre and South Dakota Department of Public Safety are consolidating emergency and law enforcement dispatch services for some central South Dakota counties into a single operation–starting today.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says in a statement that consolidating the two public safety communications systems into one will...
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Small Business Loans Available in Disaster Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Low-interest Small Business Administration loans are available to South Dakotans hit by flooding or a tornado. SBA has issued a disaster declaration for homes and businesses damaged June 13-20. That makes low-interest loans available in the primary counties of Jerauld and Lincoln, as well as neighboring counties of Buffalo, Hand,...
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Groups Work to Draw Women into SD State Government

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Of the roughly 175 candidates still in the running for the South Dakota House or Senate, roughly 26 percent are women. Local and national groups are working to encourage more women to take roles in government. It’s an effort that’s moving slower than Barb Everist expected. She was the first...
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PFD Responds to Fire Alarm This AM at State Health Lab

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was called to the report of a fire alarm sounding at the South Dakota State Health Laboratory this morning.  Firefighters were summoned to the lab, along Fourth Street-around 12:05 a.m.-according to First Assistant Chief Leon Ellis.  Ellis says firefighters checked the building when they...
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Trial for Annette Bosworth to be Held in November

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Plans call for a former candidate for U.S. Senate to be tried in November on election law violations.  Annette Bosworth was in a Pierre courtroom Tuesday for a status hearing on the case.  She was indicted by a grand jury in June for six counts of offering false or...
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