SD Board Seeks Proposals to Modernize 911 System

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota 911 Coordination Board has posted two requests for vendors to submit proposals for providing equipment and services needed to modernize the 911 emergency calling system. One proposal is for statewide emergency services to allow call access, transfers and backups among South Dakota’s 911 dispatch centers. The second...
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Eagle Butte Man to be Tried in Federal Court in April on Charges from October Shootout and Separate Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A federal trial for an Eagle Butte man charged with crimes that occurred in central South Dakota last fall will now be held in April.  27-year-old Jason Garreau is charged with 19 counts in a new federal indictment; linked to a shootout with authorities that occurred in Hyde County...
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PFD Responds to Fire Alarm from Pierre Apartment Complex

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire alarm at a Pierre apartment complex last night alerted responders to a water issue that caused water damage in one of the building’s units, and in other parts of the complex.  The Pierre Fire Department was told that a fire alarm was noted at Highlands Ridge Apartments...
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SD Officials Propose Compromise Animal Cruelty Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials will ask the South Dakota Legislature to approve an animal cruelty measure intended to satisfy animal welfare organizations and livestock producers. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven says the measure would make it a felony to commit certain acts of malicious, intentional torture and mutilation against animals. It also would...
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Monday’s South Dakota Perspective to Feature G F & P Secretary Jeff Vonk

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The January broadcast of the Dakota News Network program South Dakota Perspective will be heard on Monday on select DNN stations.  This month, we’ll spend the hour speaking with  the Secretary of South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department; Jeff Vonk.  We’ll talk wildlife and recreation issues and invite...
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Mobridge City Council Met January 6, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held it’s regularly scheduled meeting on January 6th. After approving the previous meeting minutes they heard from the Pool Committee. Kent Mauck, speaking on behalf of the committee encouraged the council to move forward on the pool project.  They asked that the council approve the...
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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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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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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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