Local Authorities Ask Citizens to Celebrate Arrival of New Year Responsibly

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is asking local residents who will be celebrating the arrival of the New Year to do so responsibly.  Captain Elton Blemaster of the Pierre Police Department says authorities are asking area citizens to plan to have a designated driver or to utilize River Cities Public...
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Hospital Lists One Victim from December 26 Crash in Critical Condition

UNDATED – (DRG News) One man injured in a two vehicle head on crash last week is reported to be in critical condition in a Bismarck, North Dakota hospital.  The collision occurred on the morning of December 26 about 15 miles north of Isabel.  It reportedly involved three South Africans who have worked for...
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New Year Forecast Warmer Before Return of Cold

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota will start the new year off with some warmer temperatures before it turns cold again. Overnight lows should stay above freezing and the state forecast calls for highs in the lower 20s in the far east to mid-30s in the southwest on Thursday and Friday. Saturday is...
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Survey Finds SD Anglers Want Better Shore Fishing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A survey found that South Dakota anglers like the wide variety of game fish in the state’s lakes, streams, reservoirs and ponds. But they’d like improvements in access for shore fishing and opportunities to hook larger fish. The Rapid City Journal reports those initial findings are from the first...
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Lawmakers Want to Open Up Loans to Tribal Members

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State lawmakers want to increase lending on South Dakota’s Indian reservations to make it easier for tribal members to purchase homes and start businesses. Sen.-elect Troy Heinert says he wants to work with tribal leaders and state banks during the upcoming legislative session to open up access to credit...
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5 More Measles Cases Reported in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say five more people have been diagnosed with measles, bringing the total number of cases to six. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger on Wednesday said the six cases have been reported in Davison County. The three adults and three minors are part of an extended family and none...
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Longtime Ziebach County Sheriff to Wrap Up His Service to County Today

UNDATED – (DRG News) The man who has served as Sheriff in Ziebach County for more than 20 years is leaving the office after today. Robert Menzel was elected to lead the Ziebach County Sheriff’s Office in 1991. This is his first and only career in law enforcement. Menzel says he decided about 23...
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Fire Destroys Presho Residence

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire destroyed a single story home in Presho yesterday. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says fire crews were told that smoke was billowing from the top of the dwelling about 12:45 p.m. Tuesday. He says fire crews from Presho were dispatched to the scene and they requested that...
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News on Changes for Two DRG Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group’s The Eagle (100.1 FM-KJBI) has been on air for more than six years-providing you with the super hits from the 70’s, 80’s and more since its debut.  Now, we’ve expanded our coverage area!  In addition to the 100.1-FM frequency, we have a new translator at...
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SD Man Gets 41 Months in Prison in Assault Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A central South Dakota man convicted of two assault charges has been sentenced to 41 months in prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 22-year-old Santana Drapeau was also sentenced to two years of supervised release for his conviction on charges of domestic assault by a habitual offender and simple assault....
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