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Last of Four Areas of Capitol Stained Glass to be Removed Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The final sections of stained glass are being removed from the Capitol today, as an overall glass restoration project continues.  Stained glass was taken out from the rotunda last year, from the barrel vault-above the grand marble staircase in March-and yesterday, glass pieces were brought down from the House...
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NTSB: South Dakota Plane That Crashed Fragmented

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal investigator says a small airplane that crashed in South Dakota is quite fragmented. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Jennifer Rodi says the debris field is roughly in a circle with a wind turbine in the center. She says debris is scattered for several hundred feet in all...
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Governor and SD Education Entities Honor Students at Academic Luncheon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) More than 200 graduating seniors from public, private and tribal schools in South Dakota were honored at yesterday’s 2014 Academic Excellence Recognition Luncheon in Pierre. The state’s top graduating seniors are honored each year by the Associated School Boards of South Dakota, the School Administrators of South Dakota, the...
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FPDC Director Pleased with Feedback from “Future Fort Pierre” Roundtable

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Executive Director of the Fort Pierre Development Corporation says a meeting held last week resulted in some great feedback from community members. Dave Bonde says ideas suggested during last Thursday’s “Future Fort Pierre” roundtable will be considered at next month’s FPDC board meeting.  Much of the day...
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Commission Expects Drop in South Dakota Deer Tags

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of South Dakota deer hunting licenses is expected to drop substantially this year due to habitat loss and a disease that thrives in dry weather. Game, Fish and Parks Commission Chairman John Cooper says the total number of tags for the East River deer season will drop by...
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Man Taken to Hospital After Discovered Hanging From Bed Sheet in Jail Cell

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre man who was scheduled to be sentenced today for violating probation on a Stanley County charge of animal mistreatment from 2009 and for separate charges from Hughes County was transported to the hospital yesterday after jailers found him hanging from a bed sheet in his cell....
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Northern Black Hills Gets More Heavy Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The northern Black Hills of western South Dakota are getting heavy snow for the second day in a row. The National Weather Service posted a winter storm warning for the area Tuesday, with 4-8 inches of snow expected. An earlier system that moved through the area Sunday night and...
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Cultural Heritage Center Hosting THPO-CRM Conference

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre is the location today for a one-day Tribal Historic Preservation Office and Cultural Resource Management Conference.  The South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting the meeting.  Ted Spencer, Director of the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office says Tribal Historic Preservation Offices and Cultural Resources Management...
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NTSB to Focus on Why SD Plane Was Flying So Low

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal investigator will focus on why a small aircraft was flying so low when it crashed into a wind turbine in South Dakota, killing all four people onboard. Possible factors include trouble with the pilot or plane, and the weather. The Piper crashed Sunday evening 10 miles south...
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McLaughlin Woman Sentenced on Larceny Conviction

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A McLaughlin woman accused of stealing check blanks from a business and forging signatures on them has been sentenced to 1  1/2 years of probation. Fifty-two-year-old Rhea Archambault also was ordered to pay $1,450 in restitution to L & L Auto. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says Archambault in March 2013...
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