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Legal Sale of Fireworks in SD Begins Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The legal sale of fireworks in South Dakota begins Friday. The Department of Public Safety says state law allows the purchase and discharge of fireworks from June 27 until the Sunday after July 4. That means this year it’s legal to discharge fireworks through July 6. Fire Marshal Paul Merriman...
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Widow of Indian Activist Means Files Suit

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – The widow of Native American activist Russell Means has filed a lawsuit accusing doctors in New Mexico of overlooking his esophageal cancer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Monday that the lawsuit by Pearl Means in state District Court in Las Vegas, New Mexico, accuses doctors who work at...
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SDDA Accepting Applications for Trade Trip to Russia

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is accepting applications from people interested in participating in a trade mission to Russia that will center on beef genetics. State agriculture officials are encouraging beef producers and industry representatives to apply by July 14. The trip is tentatively planned for October. Ty Eschenbaum...
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Officials Deny Causing Missouri River Floods

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The federal government says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shouldn’t be blamed for causing major flooding along the Missouri River. The government filed its initial response last week to a lawsuit that more than 200 landowners filed in March. The federal lawsuit claimed landowners should be compensated for the...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Holds First Cardboard Boat Regatta

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year’s Oahe Days has been deemed another success by event organizers. Crowds filled Steamboat Park throughout the weekend, taking in the various activities, bands and vendors from Friday through yesterday. One new event added to the weekend this year was the Oahe Days Cardboard Boat Regatta. The race...
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Pleasant Drive Utilities Project Started Today-Results in Traffic Pattern Changes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Utilities work is underway today on Pleasant Drive in Pierre.  The city says the work means changes in traffic patterns in that area of town.  The construction will focus around the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Pleasant Drive in the coming days.   The City of Pierre asks motorists to...
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Thune and Noem Talk to Attendees at American Legion and Auxiliary Convention

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota American Legion and Auxiliary met in Pierre Thursday through Sunday. On Friday, a memorial service was held at Capitol Lake and included comments from South Dakota Senator John Thune. Before the service, Thune talked about one veterans issue in the news-the long wait times veterans are...
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Oahe Farm and Ranch Show to be Wednesday and Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Farm and Ranch Show will take place this week north of Pierre-at the Oahe Speedway. The annual show is billed as “an outdoor working farm and ranch show”. Hours Wednesday are 9-5 and Thursday 9-4. Dorene Foster-who is leading the show’s exhibitor sales, says visitors will note...
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Man Arrested for Aggravated Assault Saturday in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man was arrested over the weekend for assault for an incident that occurred on Saturday in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says authorities were contacted Saturday afternoon about 5:15 p.m. to the report that an assault had occurred at the Pierre Inn and Suites on West Pleasant...
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DOT Says Highway 34 to Close East of Howes at Noon (CDT)

(From the South Dakota Department of Public Safety) PIERRE, S.D. – State officials say Highway 34 east of Howes will be closed at noon (CDT) today (Monday, June 23) to allow crews to make temporary repairs for damage caused by heavy rains in the past several days.  The closed section of highway is about halfway between...
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