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Pierre PD Says Man Receives Minor Injuries in Motorcycle/Vehicle Collision

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre motorcyclist received minor injuries in a collision in Pierre this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Derald Gross says the accident was reported just before 8:00 a.m.  Gross says the wreck occurred at the intersection of North Central Avenue and Eighth Street, when a Pierre man driving a pickup...
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Motions Hearing Underway for Teen Charged in December 2012 Shooting Death

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two day motions hearing in the case of Braiden McCahren started this morning in a Pierre courtroom.  The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.  He was indicted for the charges after the shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams in...
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Orchestra Plans Statehood Performance in Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Classical music lovers can mark South Dakota’s 125th anniversary of statehood and see what the state says will be the first full orchestra performance in the Capitol with more than 50 members. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra will perform the free concert on Saturday, Nov. 1, in Pierre on the...
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Fort Pierre Mayor Discusses Monday Street Meeting and Projects Needing Attention

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City streets and their condition was the main focus of a meeting held Monday by Fort Pierre city leaders. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson says about 20 people attended the special city council meeting at the Senior Center. Residents addressed concerns and asked street-related questions at the gathering....
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PARS Holding Watermelon Feed Tonight at Steamboat Park as Part of 40th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Referral Service is marking its 40th anniversary and is inviting local residents to a watermelon feed tonight-as part of the celebration. Executive Director Laura White says its amazing to see what the organization has grown into from its humble beginnings. She credits Pierre and Fort Pierre...
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Pheasant Forever Office Opens in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – National conservation group Pheasants Forever has opened up shop in South Dakota in an effort to help combat the loss of the state’s pheasant population that has dwindled in recent years as more habitat is converted to cropland. Dave Nomsen has long served as vice president of government affairs for...
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Top Prize Winner Chosen in McDonald’s/River 92.7 FIFA World Cup Soccer Promotion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Congratulations to Helen Anderson…she was the grand prize winner in the McDonald’s/River 92.7 FIFA World Cup Soccer Promotion.  The contest was held earlier this summer in conjunction with the World Cup Soccer competition.  Listeners won various prizes throughout the contest, including “Thundersticks”, miniature soccer balls and “Be Our Guest”...
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Fire Burns About 40 Acres of Wheat Stubble Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department was assisted by Fort Pierre firefighters in putting out a fire in wheat stubble late Tuesday afternoon.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says firefighters were dispatched to a location off 293rd Avenue and 203rd Street about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday where it was reported...
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BFD Responds to Tractor Fire

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of the Blunt Fire Department spent a few hours Tuesday evening and additional time this morning at the site of a tractor fire-about a half mile northeast of Blunt.  Blunt Fire Chief Jan Harkless says crews were told of the tractor fire about 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.  The tractor...
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Smith Tabbed as Director of SD Ag Department Division

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Agriculture Department says William Smith has been named director of the agency’s resource conservation and forestry division. Smith has worked for the agency since 2009 as a conservation program manager. The agency says agriculture is South Dakota’s No. 1 industry, generating $25.6 billion in annual economic activity...
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