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Pierre Comes Close to Record Low Overnight

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says Pierre came close to setting a record with the bone-chilling temperature that was noted overnight. Tim Kearns with the Weather Service’s Aberdeen office says Pierre fell to -19 degrees at the Pierre Regional Airport about 4:45 a.m. this morning. The record was -20, which was set...
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District 24 Legislative Cracker Barrel Coming to Pierre Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the Pierre Chamber’s District 24 Legislative Cracker-barrel.  The annual event will begin tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. in the chamber’s community room at 800 West Dakota Avenue.  Chamber CEO Laura Schoen Carbonneau says the informal event will include an introduction of District 24’s three legislators-Senator Jeff Monroe,...
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First Construction Meeting Held This Week for Menards Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Though warmer weather and the main construction season is still a few months away, preparatory work is taking place for Pierre’s newest announced business-a Menards home improvement store. City officials announced last August that the company would be locating a store in Pierre. The retail outlet is being built...
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Pierre Continues Seeking Reimbursement for Flood Related Infrastructure Work

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Almost three years after fighting back flood waters, the City of Pierre, like other communities, continues seeking reimbursement for flood related repairs to damaged infrastructure. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill visited directly with the Federal Emergency Management Agency last month during a trip to Washington, D.C. to appeal a partial...
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SD Senate Panel Delays Ruling on Raw Milk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – After hours of discussion, a South Dakota Senate committee has delayed a vote on a bill that would relax regulations on raw milk production and sales. The Health and Human Services Committee voted 5-2 to delay the measure for two weeks to give opposing sides a chance to seek compromise....
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Advocate Hopes to Alter Reservation Heating Method

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – American Indian advocate Chase Iron Eyes is launching a program to try to find an alternative to propane-heated homes on the Standing Rock Reservation, where the nationwide propane shortage is hitting particularly hard. A fundraising program dubbed “Heating the Rez” is being coordinated through http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/heating-the-rez.   Iron Eyes says the...
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Propane Lack Fuels Crisis at Dakotas Reservation

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A nationwide propane shortage has created what tribal officials say is a life-and-death emergency on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas. The crisis can be summed up in the death of 61-year-old Debbie Dogskin, whose body was found in a mobile home with an empty propane tank....
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SD Panel Approves Bill to Stabilize State Bank Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has unanimously approved Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize state income from its tax on bank income. The state’s bank franchise tax is based on the portion of a bank’s property, payroll and receipts attributable to South Dakota. State Revenue Secretary Andy Gerlach says the...
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Lake Oahe Walleye Continue Post-2011 Flood Rebound

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Wildlife officials say walleye are rebounding in Lake Oahe after millions of rainbow smelt baitfish were flushed through the Oahe Dam during 2011 Missouri River flooding. Rainbow smelt is the primary baitfish in the Dakotas lake, especially for big walleyes. Biologists began seeing Oahe’s bigger walleyes die off in...
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McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Assault

PIERRE, S.D. — (DRG News) United  States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault by Striking, Beating and Wounding and Simple Assault was sentenced on February 4, 2014, by U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes. Conrad Little Bear, age 54, was sentenced to 60 days of custody...
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