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Perkins County Fatal Crash

(From SD Department of Public Safety) MEADOW, S.D. – A Faith, S.D., man died Thursday in a one vehicle rollover crash at the intersection of Athboy Road and S.D. Highway 73 near Meadow, S.D. Leigh W. Putzier, 54, of Faith, was driving a 1995 Ford Ranger eastbound on Athboy Road, and lost control of...
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Pierre Chamber Advising Businesses of Possible Phone Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Chamber of Commerce is advising businesses of a possible scam that has been reported.  Pierre Chamber Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau says a member reported being contacted by a woman who said she was calling on behalf of the Chamber and wanted to verify information like the business...
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Glass from Capitol Barrel Vault Being Returned After Cleaning and Restoration

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stained glass sections that were removed from above the grand marble staircase in the State Capitol are being returned-just a few months after they were taken away for cleaning and restoration. Conrad Schmitt Studios of Wisconsin is the company that has taken out the colorful glass from the Rotunda...
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Ft Pierre’s Mayor Asks July 4 Parade Participants to Pre-Register Before July 3

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre will be the hub of Fourth of July fun in central South Dakota with activities lined up both July 3 and 4. One of the main events in Fort Pierre will be the July 4 parade. Mayor Gloria Hanson says Fort Pierre has a long tradition...
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Relay For Life Organizers Change Site of Tonight’s Annual Fundraiser

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There is a change for today’s Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life event. The threat of rain has moved the annual fundraiser from Steamboat Park in Pierre to the Expo Center in Fort Pierre. Amanda Stoeser of the local Relay for Life Committee says organizers checked out the park...
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SD Has First West Nile Virus Case of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota has its first confirmed case of West Nile virus this year. The state Health Department says the case is in a Hughes County resident who is in his or her 20s. The person was not hospitalized. State Epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger is reminding people to protect themselves from the...
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Mission Man Ordered to Federal Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man has been sentenced to one year in federal prison for assault. The incident happened in July 2013. Authorities say 24-year-old Waylon Black Lance Jr. struck the victim on the head and face with his fists. Black Lance pleaded guilty in May to assault by striking, beating...
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2 Senate Candidates Support Minimum Wage Hike

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two of the four candidates for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Democrat Tim Johnson support a minimum wage hike. The other two oppose a state ballot initiative looking to raise it from $7.25 per hour to $8.50. Independent Gordon Howie says the real problem is the...
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Much of Dakotas on Alert for Flash Flooding

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents in much of the Dakotas are on alert for flash flooding as a storm system sweeps in from the Rockies. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch through tonight for western and central North Dakota, and for western and north central South Dakota through Saturday-at the...
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SD Tribes Seek Fed Money for Foster Care Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Five more American Indian tribes in South Dakota are seeking federal money to help operate their own foster care programs. The Argus Leader reports that the Rosebud Sioux last year received a $300,000 planning grant. The Standing Rock, Cheyenne River, Yankton, Oglala and Crow Creek Sioux tribes now also...
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