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Monday Brings First Day on the Job for Pierre’s New Fire Chief

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brought the first full day on the job for Pierre’s new Fire Chief-Ian Paul. Paul had just started his seventh year as the department’s Deputy Chief and has been with the PFD for 14 years. He was selected to be the new Chief for the department following the departure...
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State Veterinarian and State Climatologist to be Featured Guests Monday on SD Perspective

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings South Dakota Perspective to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network.  Join us Monday afternoon as our guests this month will be Dr. Dustin Oedekoven-South Dakota State Veterinarian from 2:05 to 2:30; and for the second half-hour, we’ll be joined by Dr. Dennis Todey-State Climatologist for South...
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Vehicle Hits Apartment Building in Pierre this Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An accident this morning resulted in damage to an apartment building along Wells Avenue when a vehicle struck the building.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 5:15 a.m. this morning on Wells Avenue.  Blemaster says a vehicle driven by a 17-year-old male from Pierre...
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South Dakota Outline

Bill Lets Traveling Med Students Hunt as Residents

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee has unanimously approved a bill to let South Dakotans completing medical or dental residencies out of state get resident hunting and fishing licenses. Supporters of the bill say it will help recruit and retain doctors because medical students often have to leave the state to complete...
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South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, S.D.

SD Panel Votes to Ease Student Drug Suspensions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has endorsed a plan to reduce the amount of time some students caught with drugs are suspended from sports and other school activities. Current law requires that students caught for the first time with drugs be suspended from school activities for one year, but the...
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City of Mobridge

Mobridge City Council February 3, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On February 3rd the Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at the Mobridge City Hall. Council approved the minutes from the January 20 meeting. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth asked for and received approval for the hiring of dispatchers Melissa Miller and Stacy Wilson.  He then received authorization...
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SD Winter Wheat, Cattle and Sheep in Good Shape

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s winter wheat crop and livestock herds appear to be in good shape as the winter progresses. The federal Agriculture Department says in its monthly crop report that 60 percent of the winter wheat crop is rated good to excellent, and only 16 percent is rated poor or...
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Mobridge Area Webelos to Receive Top Rank

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) Trinity Lutheran Church Pack 65 will honor four Webelos Scouts with the highest rank in Cub Scouting at the packs annual Blue & Gold Banquet Tuesday, February 11th at the National Guard Armory. The dinner starts at 6 p.m with the ceremonies to follow. Webelos Scouts Michael Borah, Gabe...
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Department of Justice

Native American Groups Ask DOJ for Child Welfare Probe

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Native American organizations are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the treatment of American Indian and Alaska Native children in the private adoption and public child welfare systems. Tribal leaders delivered a letter Monday to DOJ Attorney General for Civil Rights Jocelyn Samuels demanding the investigation. The request...
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Groups: Meat Labeling Rules Could Start Trade War

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Meat and livestock groups upset that Congress opted in the new farm bill not to back off from mandatory country of origin labeling requirements are worried that the issue could start a trade war with Canada and Mexico. Previous labeling rules required only the country of origin to be...
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