Negotiations Continue in Brule County Standoff

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) Negotiations continue in a rural Brule County standoff. The subject, Donald London, 42, of Kimball, S.D., and a second individual barricaded themselves at his residence located at 24732 360th Ave., in Kimball, this afternoon.  London initiated a phone call to the Brule County Sheriff’s Office today threatening...
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Filmmaker Says Documentary on Casey Tibbs Should be Complete This Year

UNDATED – (DRG News) Work continues on a documentary on the life of former rodeo great Casey Tibbs.  Midland area native Justin Koehler started working on the film following the completion of his previous documentary called “The Buffalo King” on the life of Scotty Philip.  The Casey Tibbs film will be called “Floating Horses:...
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SD Joins Brief Opposing California Ordinance Regulating Guns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota has joined a court brief signed by at least two dozen other states opposing a California city ordinance regulating handguns. Jackley says the amicus, or friend of the court brief was filed in opposition of a city ordinance that required all citizens who...
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2015 Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life Kickoff to be Held on Saturday

UNDATED – (DRG News) The official kickoff for this year’s Relay for Life for Hughes and Stanley Counties will take place this weekend in Pierre.  The Relay for Life Kickoff will be Saturday at the Pierre Mall.  Amanda Stoeser, who is Co-Chairing the 2015 Relay event with Jennifer Kirkpatrick and Megan Deal, says the...
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Pierre Man Sentenced for Grand Theft and DUI-1st

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man has been sentenced for his guilty pleas to DUI-1st and Grand Theft. 23-year-old Toriano Jones was indicted for those two charges and for eluding law officers-for an incident that took place on October 18 in Pierre. A vehicle chase between Jones and police reportedly reached speeds...
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Winter Wheat, Cattle, Sheep in Good Shape in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Winter wheat, cattle and sheep all appear to be in good shape in South Dakota. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop report that the winter wheat crop is rated 36 percent in fair condition, 52 percent in good condition and 6 percent in excellent condition. Cattle and...
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US Rep. Noem Appointed to House Ways and Means Committee

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has been appointed to the powerful, tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee. The Republican will be the first South Dakota member of Congress to serve on the committee that has jurisdiction over tax, trade and other economic policies. In November, Noem was re-elected to a...
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Dangerous Cold in the Dakotas Affects Dozens of Schools

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dozens of schools are delaying classes or canceling them altogether due to the extreme cold blanketing the Dakotas.  The National Weather Service has issued wind child advisories and warnings for North Dakota and South Dakota, with the combination of arctic air and wind pushing wind chills into the minus...
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Pierre Airport at Risk of Losing $850K in Federal Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre Regional Airport could lose nearly all of its $1 million in federal funding due to an enplanement shortfall in 2014. Manager Mike Isaacs reported Tuesday that only 9,174 passengers boarded Great Lakes Aviation aircraft to fly to Denver or Minneapolis at the airport last year. The Pierre Capital...
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New Online Site Offers Details on South Dakota State Boards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The workings of South Dakota state government just got a bit more accessible. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says that as part of his mission to streamline government and promote openness, the state has set up a Boards and Commissions Portal. Its goal is to provide a central hub for many...
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