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APNewsBreak: Feds Looking Into SD Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Associated Press has learned that federal authorities are investigating the finances of a bankrupt beef plant and a federal immigration program that supplied much of its funding. Northern Beef Packers’ former general partner and its former construction engineer tell AP they’ve been questioned by federal investigators about the...
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FBI Searching for Man Wanted for Questioning in Law Enforcement Chase and Shooting

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted for questioning about a vehicle chase with law enforcement that occurred east of Pierre Wednesday afternoon.  An FBI official says authorities are searching for Jason Garreau.  They want to talk to him in connection...
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Work Has Started to Clean and Restore Stained Glass Panels from Capitol Rotunda Dome

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some of the stained glass sections from the rotunda dome of the South Dakota State Capitol are in now the process of being cleaned and restored.  A previous assessment done on the glass throughout the Capitol found that age, gravity and design weaknesses had taken their toll since the glass...
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Governor and First Lady to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters for Halloween This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will be giving out Halloween treats to children who come to the Governor’s Mansion to trick-or-treat tonight.  The Governor says in a press release that he and the First Lady look forward to having trick-or-treaters and their families come to the...
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Lane Closures to Take Place in Area of Ree Street and Sioux Avenue Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will be closing various portions of the intersection at Ree Street and Sioux Avenue during the day today.  Ryan Grant, City of Pierre Electric Department Superintendent says the lane closures will alternate throughout the project and the work may extend into Friday.   The lane closures...
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Wakpala Head Start Students Visit Businesses

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Today, October 31, the students from the Wakpala Head Start visited businesses in Mobridge, S.D.  The little ones dressed in Halloween attire made their way through the town collecting goodies.  From the looks of their candy bags, they had a successful tour.
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One Person Dead Following Law Enforcement Chase and Shooting Near Pierre Wednesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) An investigation continues into an incident that took place yesterday afternoon east of Pierre in which law enforcement was involved in a vehicle chase and shooting.  A spokesperson for the Federal Bureau of Investigation says the chase happened on Highway 34 about mid-afternoon on Wednesday.  The spokesperson confirms that a...
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DQ Relief for Ranchers

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) Mark the Dates of November 4th through the 10th. $1 for every burger sold goes to DQ Relief for Ranchers fund at all South Dakota Dairy Queen locations. From the Facebook page of DQ Relief for Ranchers, here is how it came to be: It came to him on a...
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WRT Employees to Award Community Funds

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) West River Telecommunications is having its Employee Denim give back to communities.  We contacted Lasy Bosch with WRT and this is what she told us: If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, give Lasy a call at 748-4277 or email her at  The deadline...
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Investigators Probe ‘Allegations of Financial Misconduct’ in SD Economic Development Office

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s attorney general and governor have confirmed an investigation into the state economic development office. Gov. Dennis Daugaard acknowledged the investigation Wednesday in response to questions from the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, which first reported it. He says he learned earlier this year about the “alleged misconduct” that happened...
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