Feeding South Dakota Needs Your Help This Evening Jan 3rd 2017

Feeding South Dakota in Pierre had a large group of volunteers from out of town cancel for a project at the Food Bank this evening Jan 3rd 2017. Feeding South Dakota is in need of 20-30 volunteers at the Food Bank this evening from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. The project involves packing food boxes for...
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Train Accident in Fort Pierre Friday Night

FORT PIERRE SD – The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called out to an accident involving a train and a 2013 Ford F150 around 6:30pm Friday night Dec 30th at the train tracks west of the intersection of highways 14/34 and 83. Assistant Fire Chief Tye Odden told DRG News the 59 yr old driver of...
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Pierre Elks Lodge 1953 delivered holiday gifts to South Dakota heroes in December

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Elks Lodge 1953, with the help of their partners, donated $36,572 of inventory to the Veterans at the Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home and the VABHHCS facilities in Hot Springs. The staff and heroes and MJFSVH truly appreciate the Pierre Elks Lodge for their dedication and devotion to...
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Highway Patrol announces January Sobriety Checkpoints

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol plans to ring in the first month of 2017 with another group of sobriety checkpoints. The Patrol will hold 17 checkpoints in 16 different counties during January. The checkpoints are done each month as a way to discourage people from drinking and then driving. January checkpoints are...
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Assistive Daily Living Services Medicaid Waiver Renewal Public Comment Notice

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services is seeking public comment on the Assistive Daily Living Services (ADLS) Medicaid waiver renewal. The public comment period is now open until Jan. 28, 2017. Comments can be emailed to, submitted by phone at 605-773-4644 or 605-773-3495, or in...
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Day 4: Christmas Storm Outages Update

SOUTH DAKOTA - Electric cooperatives across South Dakota continued to make progress on restoring power to some 10,000 South Dakotans who remain without electricity after a Dec. 25 storm hit the state.   Repairs to the lines – which are spread out among counties across the state from the Montana border to the Minnesota border...
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City of Pierre Allowing more time for Clearing of Sidewalks due to Ice

PIERRE SD – The Christmas storm has left it’s remnants of ice and snow on city sidewalks in Pierre. City Operations Manager Lynn Patton told DRG news that the city is going to be a little lenient on the 48 hour city ordinance for snow removal on sidewalks in front of residences and businesses.    ...
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Community Service Inmate Placed on Escape Status

RAPID CITY, S.D.- A minimum-security inmate has been placed on escape status after leaving his community service worksite in Rapid City without authorization.   Joseph Standing Bear walked away from the community service employer Tuesday afternoon. He was last seen getting into a black Pontiac car with dealer plates in the front window.  ...
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Game, Fish and Parks Celebrates the New Year with First Day Hikes across the state on January 1, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. – Make a New Year’s resolution to your health and happiness by kicking off 2017 with an invigorating First Day Hike at a state park near you. On January 1, all 50 states will be participating in the sixth annual national event that encourages everyone to celebrate the New Year with a...
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SD Power Outage Update: Governor Daugaard Declares a State of Emergency

SOUTH DAKOTA – On Monday, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard used the state’s Emergency Management law to declare a state of emergency. This declaration will help facilitate the movement of out-of-state crews into South Dakota to aid with electric power restoration at electric cooperatives hardest-hit by the Dec. 25 winter storm.   Twenty-five workers...
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