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Ian Paul at Camper Fire October 2011 (KGFX Photo)

Deputy Chief Ian Paul Accepts Offer to be Pierre’s New Fire Chief

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s current Deputy Fire Chief has accepted the job as Fire Chief for the Pierre Fire Department.  Ian Paul will replace former Chief Bill Alexander, whose retirement from the department went into effect in November of last year.  Paul currently works as State Risk Manager in the South Dakota...
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Dreamcatcher

American Indian School Fundraising Draws Criticism

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – St. Joseph’s Indian School in the town of Chamberlain is catching more flak than dreams with a fundraising effort using dream catchers. The issue is that the dream catchers are made in China. Dream catchers are an item of Lakota culture. The webbed hoops are made to filter dreams –...
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Temps Rise in Dakotas; Schools Reopening

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Schools in the Dakotas are getting back to normal after many called off classes during a day of extremely cold weather. Schools were reopening Tuesday, though some were starting classes later in the morning. Many closed for the day Monday when temperatures dropped as low as the minus 20s, and...
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Windmills on Wind Farm

SD Wind Energy Association Names New Director

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An association that promotes the development of wind energy in South Dakota has named a new executive director. Paul Bachman of Harrisburg took over as executive director of the South Dakota Wind Energy Association last week. He is the former department head and manager of the Sioux Falls office of...
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