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Electrical Malfunction Causes Smoke and Sparks in Room at Pierre Motel

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A defective electrical outlet powering a wall heater caused sparks and smoke in a room at a Pierre hotel yesterday. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the Pierre Fire Department was called to the Kings Inn about 5:45 p.m. Monday where smoke and sparking was noted near a wall...
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Funeral Services Scheduled for Former Local Judge and Legal Official

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Funeral services have been scheduled for Max Gors. Gors served the area as Magistrate Judge and Circuit Judge-retiring after 15 years as judge in 2006. The 69-year-old Gors died Thursday in Sioux Falls. His career also included time working with the Attorney General’s Office, as an Acting Supreme Court...
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NWS Says Record Lows Matched in Two Locations Monday Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says two locations in central South Dakota matched record temperatures Monday.  A low temperature of -18 degrees below zero was noted at Kennebec Monday morning.  That tied the record of -18 degrees below zero set in 1960.  The Weather Service also says Pierre matched a...
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Suspect Shot by SD Officers Pleads Not Guilty

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A man shot by law officers following a chase in South Dakota last year has pleaded not guilty to several charges. Forty-three-year-old Travis Ross is charged with aggravated assault on law officers, being a felon in possession of a firearm, aggravated eluding and second-offense driving under the influence. He...
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SD Panel OKs Bill to Address Growing Meth Problem

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota law enforcement might soon have a new tool to fight the production of methamphetamine. The illegal stimulant has been a growing problem in the state as producers learn easier ways to manufacture it. The House Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday voted unanimously to support a measure...
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Mobridge City Council Met March 3, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  Mobridge City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on March 3, 2014 in the city hall. Council approved the minutes from the February 18 regular meeting. After a brief discussion the council then approved Resolution 14-05 pertaining to the Pool Loan Contribution Capital Outlay.  This resolution is to...
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Unique Project Shedding More Light on Oahe Walleye

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Wildlife officials are learning more about the walleye in Lake Oahe through a unique tagging program that was launched last year. South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department and North Dakota’s Game and Fish Department are cooperating on a project to tag about 40,000 walleye over four years. It started...
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SD Bill Would Bar Mentally Ill from Having Guns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate Committee is considering a bill intended to prevent people with mental illnesses from obtaining guns. The measure would allow people who are involuntarily committed as mentally ill and deemed a threat to others to be added to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Licensed firearms...
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Students Present Research at State Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Thirteen undergraduate students from South Dakota colleges and universities will bring their research work to the state Capitol on Thursday and present their projects to residents and state lawmakers. The 2014 Student Research Poster Session runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda. Board of Regents executive director...
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SD Bill Would Penalize Hosts of Underage Drinking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has endorsed a bill that would penalize people who knowingly allow underage drinking on property they control. State law already makes it illegal to provide alcohol to anyone younger than 21. But Sen. Larry Lucas of Mission says a loophole in the law provides no...
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