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Weekend Vandalism Reported at Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials are investigating vandalism that has been reported at the recently opened Oahe Downstream Shooting Complex north of Fort Pierre.  The facility was upgraded and expanded this year and reopened to the public almost two months ago.  Pat Buscher, SDGFP District Park Supervisor for Oahe Downstream Recreation Area...
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PPD Cites 10 Trailers Tuesday for Overtime Parking

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police Officers cited ten trailers for overtime parking yesterday.  More than 80 boat trailers, campers and homemade trailers parked along the sides of streets were marked by Pierre Police last week and owners were notified that the items had to be moved.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says...
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Four Vehicle Crash Reported Tuesday at Capitol/Euclid Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A crash involving four vehicles occurred Tuesday at the intersection of Capitol and Euclid Avenues in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident took place about 5:20 p.m. yesterday afternoon.  He says the driver of the first unit involved, a 61-year-old woman from Midland, was traveling southbound...
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Goverment to Spend $4M on Honey Bee Aid in 5 States

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The federal government this fiscal year is providing $4 million in technical and financial assistance to help Midwestern farmers and ranchers improve the health of honeybees. Bees pollinate a number of crops and play an important role in food production. Their numbers have been declining at a sharp rate due...
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Fire in Cornfield North of Pierre Burns Less Than an Acre of Stubble

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire north of Pierre burned less than an acre of corn stubble Tuesday night.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department was told of the fire around 8:20 p.m.  It was located about a mile north of the Peoria Flats turnoff and west of Highway 1804.   Pierre Rural Fire Chief...
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FPFD Extinguishes Small Fire at ORV Area North of Fort Pierre Tuesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called to the report of smoke near the Off Road Vehicle area north of Fort Pierre along Highway 1806 yesterday.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the smoke was reported about 4:20 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.  Firefighters arriving on scene found an...
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Corps to Lower Lakes Sakakawea, Oahe Before Spring

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Army Corps of Engineers plans to lower the levels of Missouri River reservoirs in the Dakotas before the start of the 2015 spring runoff season. Jody Farhat says the agency’s plan is to lower Lake Oahe by more than 3 feet and Lake Sakakawea by about 6 feet by...
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Thune Takes More Public Campaign Role in SD Senate

MARION, S.D. (AP) – Sen. John Thune has taken an increasingly public role in Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds’ campaign since polls earlier this month made the race appear tight. Thune boosted Rounds in an ad last week and has taken on a more active presence in campaign stops, such as a discussion...
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Documents: Democrats Cut Ad Buy in South Dakota

WASHINGTON (AP) – National Democrats are scaling back their spending in South Dakota, as recent polls show the Republican nominee moving ahead. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Senate Democrats’ campaign committee plans to spend $29,000 on ads between now and Nov. 3. That’s after previously spending about $400,000 on broadcast and cable...
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43 Groups to Intervene in SD Keystone Re-Approval

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Public Utilities Commission has approved nearly 45 applications from individuals and groups that want to have a say in South Dakota’s decision on whether to re-approve the portion of the Keystone XL pipeline that would run through the state if it’s ever built. Only 15 applications requesting “party...
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