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Pierre School Officials to Hold Public Meeting on Redistricting of Elementary Boundaries

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A public meeting is planned this week as Pierre school officials discuss proposed new boundaries for schools in the district.  A committee looked at various ways to redistrict boundaries for elementary schools in the city.  Next fall, the district will have three elementary buildings; Buchanan, Jefferson and Kennedy-which is...
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Upper Pierre Street to be Closed Wednesday Morning for Snow/Ice Removal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre reminds local residents that Upper Pierre Street will be closed to parking and traffic for a time tomorrow morning. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager says the closure is planned to allow crews to remove snow and ice from that street segment. The removal work...
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Attorney General Speaks About Kimball Standoff Response

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General says he’s very proud of law enforcement agencies for how they handled the standoff incident last week in Kimball. The Brule County Sheriff’s Office received a phone call threatening law enforcement and a South Dakota Highway Patrolman was shot and injured in responding to the...
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Pierre School Board Accepts Four Retirements, One Resignation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board accepted one resignation and four retirements at last night’s meeting.  In announcing the list of retirements, Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt said the five district employees have put in a total of 123 years of service to the Pierre School District.  Those retiring include Nancy Boe-P.E....
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Attorney to Challenge Hold on SD Marriage Ruling

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The attorney representing six same-sex couples in South Dakota says he plans to challenge a federal judge’s order that put legal same-sex marriages on hold after the state’s ban was declared unconstitutional. Minneapolis attorney Josh Newville says that within the next month he will challenge the stay that U.S....
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Dakotas in For Nearly Spring-Like Weather After Cold Snap

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – After a couple of weeks in the deep freeze, the Dakotas are in store for a stretch of nearly spring-like weather. High temperatures in the two states in the coming days are forecast to reach into the 20s, 30s and 40s above zero. That’s quite a change from recent weeks,...
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South Dakota Has Record Soybean Crop But Smaller Corn Crop

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Last year’s corn crop in South Dakota was down from the previous year, but soybean production set a record. The Agriculture Department estimates South Dakota’s 2014 soybean crop at 230 million bushels, up 24 percent from 2013. Corn production dropped 2 percent to 787 million bushels. Nationally, production of...
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Winter Wheat Acres for Harvest Differ in the Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – This year’s winter wheat crop is bigger in South Dakota but smaller in North Dakota. The Agriculture Department estimates winter wheat acres for harvest in South Dakota this year at 1.48 million, up 22 percent from 1.21 million acres last year. In North Dakota, the acres for harvest are...
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Governor to Talk Transportation Funding in State of State

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is slated to kick off South Dakota’s upcoming legislative session with a State of the State address that will highlight issues ranging from road and bridge funding to workforce development initiatives. Lawmakers will gather at the state Capitol on Tuesday for the beginning of the 2015 session....
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Trooper Wounded in Kimball Shooting Released from Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper wounded during a standoff near Kimball has been released from the hospital. Sgt. John Koenig was shot by a rifle last week in the arm and the side when he responded to a report of a person threatening law enforcement officers. The 28-year veteran...
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