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Interstate 29 Reopens Between Iowa, South Dakota

NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (AP) – Interstate 29 between Iowa and South Dakota has reopened a day after a levee was built on top of it to protect nearby homes from high water. National Guard soldiers and South Dakota Transportation workers dismantled the berm Friday and traffic started flowing again between Sioux City, Iowa,...
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Three Arrested Wednesday in Pierre After Altercation Involving a Knife

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three men were arrested after a skirmish occurred in Pierre Wednesday night. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to an apartment complex in the 200 block of West Pleasant Drive where it was said an assault had taken place. Blemaster says officers found that 47-year-old Lonnie...
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Storms Blew Through Area Counties Thursday-Bringing Hail, Winds & Funnel Clouds

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A day after tornadoes raked across portions of central and eastern South Dakota, Thursday brought the threat of more to some areas west of the river.  In addition to Wednesday’s tornado in Wessington Springs, the National Weather Service says a tornado touched down Wednesday about four miles east of...
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SD Man Sentenced to 3 Years for Sexual Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Bullhead, South Dakota man convicted of abusive sexual contact with a juvenile has been sentenced to three years in prison. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Landon Iron Thunder was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in March. Authorities say the crime occurred in 2010 at Iron Thunder’s...
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Officials Working On Process for Volunteers to Help with Tornado Recovery

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some citizens had started planning today to help victims of Wednesday’s tornado that left extensive damage in Wessington Springs, but the SD Department of Public Safety is advising people to wait to offer assistance for now.  The DPS says state officials know that people from all over South Dakota...
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SD Officials Reroute Drivers From Flooded Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Heavy rains and flooding have led to the partial closures of major thoroughfares in South Dakota, redirecting tourism and industry traffic. A section of Interstate 29 between Sioux City, Iowa, and Vermillion, South Dakota, has been closed. Crews are working to build up a levee near Exit 4 on the...
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Pierre Man Claims $6,001 Wild Card 2 Prize

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man claimed his Wild Card 2 prize from last Saturday’s drawing at the Pierre Lottery Office.  The South Dakota Lottery says Dean Stuart matched five of five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to pick up the game’s $6,000 second prize.  He also matched one...
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First Sections of Capitol Stained Glass to Return to Pierre Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow will bring the start of work to return some stained glass panels to the State Capitol Building. Glass pieces from the rotunda, barrel vault and House and Senate chambers have been taken out at various times over the past year for the renovation project. Stained glass taken from...
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Woman Whose Body Was Found Off I-90 Identified

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities have released the name of the woman whose body was found this week off Interstate 90 because they’re investigating the incident as a homicide. The attorney general’s office says 47-year-old Theresa Dashewich was discovered Tuesday in Jackson County. Her last known address was Huber Heights, Ohio. Anyone...
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KGFX Visits Kadoka for Hometown Tour!

KADOKA, S.D. – (DRG News) KGFX held another Hometown Tour broadcast Wednesday (6/18).  We had a great visit with our many Hometown Tour guests and want to thank them-along with our program sponsors-for helping make the program possible.  Check out some of the photos we took during the broadcast and on a tour around...
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