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SD, ND Have Confirmed Animal Anthrax Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s state veterinarian is urging ranchers to ensure their animals are vaccinated after the state’s first case of animal anthrax this year. Dustin Oedekoven says a herd of unvaccinated bison in Dewey County in north central South Dakota was found to be infected on July 31. Oedekoven says the...
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BGGCA Members Benefit from After School Advantage Program

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been a few weeks since an open house was held to announce that more computers were added at the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area. A company known as GTECH worked with the South Dakota Lottery to improve computer offerings at the club through the GTECH...
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Several Issues Addressed During Motions Hearing for McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two-day motions hearing for Braiden McCahren wrapped up Friday in a Pierre courtroom. The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault. He was indicted for the charges after the shooting death at the McCahren home of 16-year-old Dalton...
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PFD Called to Put Out Fire on Wooden Deck of Home

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent about thirty minutes at a Pierre home Sunday where a wooden deck had started on fire.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was reported just before 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at 111 Skyline Drive.  He says a wooden deck at the trailer...
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Two Dead in Crash at Casino Entrance Near Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – Two people from Eagle Butte are dead following a crash at the entrance of the Grand River Casino in northern South Dakota. Authorities on Sunday said 71-year-old Kaisagarr Tavia-Fiatoa was exiting the casino’s parking lot when he turned west onto U.S. Highway 12 into the path of a Chevrolet pickup...
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Applications Being Accepted for Restoration Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is accepting applications for grants to fund large-scale restoration or rehabilitation projects of historic properties. The Deadwood Fund grant program will award amounts ranging from $1,000 to $25,000 for projects scheduled to begin Jan. 1. Funding for the program comes from Deadwood’s gaming revenue....
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GFP Commissioners to Set Turkey, Waterfowl Seasons

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission plans to finalize the fall turkey and waterfowl hunting seasons next week.        Commissioners hold their monthly meeting Thursday and Friday in Fort Pierre.        Details of the proposed changes are posted on the agency’s website: http://www.gfp.sd.gov/agency/commission . Comments...
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State Exploring Telehealth Options for Drug Abuse

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Department of Social Services is exploring using telemedicine services to help drug and alcohol abusers in remote parts of the state stay sober and out of prison. State officials say the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded a $100,000 to the department to figure out how to...
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Judge to Issue Decision on Motions in McCahren Case Within the Next Few Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two-day motions hearing in the case of Braiden McCahren wrapped up late this morning in a Pierre courtroom.  The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.  He was indicted for the charges after the shooting death at the...
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McCahren Motions Hearing Continues Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This morning brings the start of the second day of a motions hearing for Braiden McCahren, a Pierre teen charged in the shooting death of another youth in December of 2012. The 18-year-old McCahren has entered not guilty pleas to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault....
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