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Missing South Dakota Prison Inmate Back in Custody

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A missing state prison inmate is back in custody in South Dakota. State corrections officials say 26-year-old Paul Trejo walked away from the Rapid City Minimum Unit on April 20. He was apprehended in Bennett County on Saturday. Trejo is currently housed in the jail in Winner but will...
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SD Lawmakers to Debate Payday Loan Changes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Opponents of payday lending may be waiting until the 2016 elections to try to end the practice in South Dakota though the state will pitch smaller regulatory changes during the upcoming legislative session. The South Dakota Banking Commission voted on Friday to move forward with legislation to close a...
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SD Legislature to Honor Lawmakers Who Died in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is expected to honor the memory of lawmakers who died in 2014 with a service in the House Chamber on Jan. 22, 2015. A committee planning the memorial is soliciting the names of former state lawmakers from both chambers who passed away in 2014. Those with...
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Pierre School Board Hosting Legislative Forum This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will host a discussion with District 24 lawmakers about issues and concerns facing school districts today.  The Legislative Forum will also feature comments from local lawmakers about pending legislation that will be presented in the upcoming 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session.  Invited to this year’s...
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MOPS Needing More Toys for This Week’s Annual Toy Drive

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is holding their annual Toy Drive in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area this week.  It will be tomorrow and Wednesday, December 9 and 10 at the Community Bible Church.  Toys will be given out from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 9:00 a.m. to...
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Pierre Aims to Make City Pedestrian Friendly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Pierre officials are attempting to make the city more pedestrian friendly. The Pierre Capital Journal reports the city got a $5,000 federal grant to improve “walkability” in the city. Parks and Recreation Director Tom Farnsworth says city officials and residents will be taking a look at Pierre’s pedestrian traffic patterns...
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Wreaths Across America Program to be This Morning Near Capitol Lake in Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG  News) The South Dakota Funeral Directors Association is again taking part in Wreaths Across America today.  This national program pays tribute to fallen veterans of all wars during the Christmas season.  This morning, a formal wreath presentation will be held at the Flaming Fountain Veterans Memorial in Pierre. The Wreaths Across...
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City of Pierre Asking Residents to Fill Out Community Survey

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre has launched a community survey, as it requests the viewpoints of residents on various community related subjects.  The survey includes about 100 questions and covers respondents thoughts about the quality of life in Pierre, the types of services offered in town and potential directions for...
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Hayes Producer Wins Award & Pierre Woman Gets Pierre Pride Dollars at Chamber Ag Banquet

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce held the 2014 Agri Appreciation Banquet over the weekend in Pierre.  During Saturday’s event, area producer Vince Bruce of Hayes was honored as the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Farmer/Rancher Award.  Two $500 Ag Scholarships were also awarded as part of the evening. ...
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Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns ‘n Hoses Blood Drive to Start Today

UNDATED – (DRG News) The 9th annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive will be starting today and continues through Wednesday.  The drive organized by United Blood Services was started by Bob and Jeri Wilcox as their way to ‘payback” the amount of blood their son Tyler used during his battle with...
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