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Railroad Group Says $1 Million Pledged Locally

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota organization that helps raise money for railroad rehabilitation says more than $1 million has been committed locally to help match a federal grant for which the state is applying. Rails to the Future says the state is seeking $12.6 million in a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery...
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SD Lottery Offers Losing Tickets a Second Chance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Lottery has announced a second chance game for players with losing scratch-off tickets.     The program, called Play it Again, will launch next Wednesday. Members of the Lottery Players Club can enter non-winning tickets in an online drawing.     Lottery executive director Norm Lingle says other states have similar games and...
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South Dakota Native Earns Medal of Valor

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan. The Bismarck Tribune reports that military contractor Dave Jensen received the Secretary of Defense Medal of Valor during a recent ceremony at the Pentagon. The Army says Jensen was serving as an...
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DRG’s 100.1 The Eagle and Pub 34 Bringing Comedy Show Saturday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings a few days of family, friends, traditions, some great weather …and some comedy…as the Dakota Radio Group’s 100.1 The Eagle is bringing Bob Zany and Costaki Economopoulos to Pierre. The two comedians are regulars on the Eagle’s morning Bob and Tom show and they’ll have two...
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Annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt Coming Sunday to Lawn of Governor’s Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Easter Sunday will bring the 61st annual Elks Easter Egg Hunt on the Governor’s residence lawn in Pierre. It’s estimated that up to 1,500 children take part in the Easter tradition each year. Governor Dennis Daugaard says that he and First Lady Linda Daugaard have enjoyed hosting the hunt...
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Rodeo Center Receives Donation of Various Casey Tibbs Memorabilia

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre now has some new items in its museum archives-thanks to the generosity of a California woman. The woman was a long-time friend of former bronc rider Casey Tibbs and contacted the center recently to inform staff that she...
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Commission Plans to Fix Up Turtle Effigy Site

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission plans to fix up the site of a stone turtle figure north of Pierre. The Capital Journal reports that the chain-link fence around the Snake Butte Turtle Effigy is in poor condition and portions are starting to fall over. Varying factors leading to the...
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Pierre PD Responds to 4 Vehicle Accident Thursday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Four vehicles were involved in an accident that occurred in Pierre Thursday. Pierre Police Chief Dave Panzer says the accident was reported just before 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning at the intersection of Sioux and Poplar. Three vehicles, which were westbound on Sioux Avenue were stopped at a red light...
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Fire Marshal’s Office Says Cause of Fire in McIntosh Can’t be Pinpointed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The State Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of a fire that occurred in February in a McIntosh business might not ever be determined. The Main Street Grill and Lounge, located in the mid-section of the community, burned down in mid-February. In the days after the fire, reports indicated...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Charge from 2013 Standoff with Law Enforcement

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man pleaded guilty yesterday to state charges linked to a standoff last fall with law enforcement in a Pierre neighborhood. 27-year-old Jason Garreau was indicted in Hughes County court in December on two counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. Authorities said that Garreau had holed up...
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