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CRST Receives EPA Brownfields Grant for Old Swiftbird Day School Site

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced this week that a $200,000 EPA Brownfields grant will be provided to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to clean up and redevelop the Old Swiftbird Day School site.  The site was used as a primary school from 1960 to 1997 and from 1997...
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Date Changes for Closure of Oahe Downstream Firearms Range

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Downstream Recreation Area has changed the date that its state managed firearms range will close for construction.  Initially, plans called for the range on South Dakota Highway 1806 to close June 1, but now that has changed to the middle of the month.  Officials indicate construction on...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Officer Shooting During October 31 Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was given the maximum sentence in prison yesterday for his guilty plea to Attempted First Degree Murder. 28-year-old Jason Garreau was changed in Hughes County for an incident that occurred October 31 of last year involving a lengthy standoff with law enforcement. Garreau was being...
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Traffic Pattern Changes to Begin Soon with Work on Pierre’s Truck Route

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Reconstruction work on the northern portion of Pierre’s Truck Route will be very visible starting next week. Over the coming months, the north 1 1/2 miles of the road-also known as Garfield Avenue-will be the focus of grading, storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, lighting, traffic signals and asphalt...
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Noem Joins Those Calling for Shinseki Resignation

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has joined lawmakers who are calling for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to step down amid allegations of delayed care and misconduct at VA facilities around the country. The South Dakota Republican calls it “not only a failure of bureaucracy, but also a failure of...
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Primary Main Race for 11 Seats in SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – For some candidates running for the South Dakota Legislature, the primary is the only competitive race on the road to state office. Eleven seats have competition within one party and will not be contested by an opposing party. Seven of those are Republican. The districts around Sturgis and Gettysburg have...
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US Attorney in South Dakota Releases Annual Report

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The annual report of the office of the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota is underscoring a number of convictions in sex trafficking cases. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson on Wednesday announced the release of the 2013 report. Johnson says human trafficking continued to be a priority. The document highlights the...
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Number of Farms, Ranches Remained Stable in 2013

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the number of farms in South Dakota remained stable in 2013. The department tallied 32,000 farms and ranches in the state, the same number as in 2012. Land in farms and ranches totaled 43.3 million acres last year and the average size of...
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SD Officials Warn Against Mosquitoes, West Nile

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Health Department officials are reminding South Dakotans to take steps to reduce their risk of contracting West Nile disease, spread by mosquitoes, as the seasonal insect population increases. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says rates of West Nile are disproportionately high in South Dakota. Thirty two people have died...
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VFW Post in Pierre to Close Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Post 2038 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars announced this week that it will close its dining room and lounge in the next few days. The VFW Post’s last day of business will be Saturday, May 31 and the lounge and dining area will be closed Sunday, June...
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