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Pierre PD Offers Further Information on Tuesday Knife Incident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is continuing to investigate an incident that left one person dead on Tuesday.  Police and an ambulance were called to a residence in the 400 block of South Ree Street on Tuesday evening at 6:48 p.m. where they were told of a stabbing.  Pierre Police...
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Pierre Man Arrested Following Vehicle/Foot Chase with Law Enforcement Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested last night after a short vehicle and foot chase with law enforcement in Fort Pierre.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says the vehicle pursuit began about 7:15 p.m. Wednesday when a U.S. Marshal’s Deputy spotted a vehicle driven by a person...
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SD Ag Dept. & SDSU to Host Beginning Farmer & Rancher Symposium

PIERRE, S.D.-For the second year, the Beginning Farmer & Rancher Symposium, hosted by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and South Dakota State University (SDSU) will be held on the SDSU Campus. The event will run from noon to 5 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, Nov. 19th, at the SDSU Student Union in the...
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Meade County Fatal Crash

STURGIS, S.D. – A Sturgis teen died in a one-vehicle crash on a Bear Butte Lake access road on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Brandon Lee Delzer, 14, was driving a 2003 Ford F150 pickup north on the access road on the east side of the lake. The vehicle left the roadway to the right, came...
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North Central South Dakota Sees Syphilis Cases

PIERRE, S.D. – Syphilis cases are at a 36-year high in South Dakota, with 32 cases reported so far this year. According to the state health department that includes five cases in the north-central part of the state. Syphilis is a bacterial infection that is spread by sexual contact with an infected individual. Initial...
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November is Adoption Awareness Month

PIERRE, S.D. –The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) will emphasize the critical need for adoptive parents during the month of November. To help recruit and retain adoptive parents for children who are waiting for forever homes, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed November as Adoption Awareness Month. “In South Dakota there is continually a need...
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Pierre and Watertown Mayors Agree to Football Wager for Friday’s Championship Game

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The mayors of Pierre and Watertown have agreed to a wager for tomorrow’s football game between the Pierre Governors and the Watertown Arrows.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Watertown Mayor Steve Thorson will shake hands before Friday’s 11AA Championship game to make the bet official.  Gill says the mayor...
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Pep Assembly Being Held Today at Riggs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) There will be a pep assembly today to send off the Pierre Governor’s football team to the State Championship.  It will start at 2:30 p.m. in the main gym at Riggs High School.  The Chamber Choir will perform, there will be an appearance by “men@sChOOL” and Coach Jayson Poppinga...
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Ranchers Fund Distribution Info to be Released

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an early autumn blizzard will soon find out how the money collected will be distributed. Organizers of the Ranchers Relief Fund plan to hold a news conference Friday at the fairgrounds in Rapid City. It will include an update on the fund,...
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Ranchers Rankled by Joan Jett Pick for SD Float

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Some South Dakota farmers and ranchers are upset by the selection of singer-guitarist Joan Jett, a vegetarian and animal rights advocate, to perform on the state’s float in the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are scheduled to appear in New York on the float that...
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