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You Can Help “Stamp Out Hunger” with Saturday’s Letter Carrier Food Drive

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 22nd annual Letter Carrier Food Drive takes place tomorrow. The food drive is sponsored nationwide by the AARP Foundation, along with the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service. In the Pierre area, the food drive will benefit the Pierre/Fort Pierre Food Pantry. Letter carriers...
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BHFCU Holds Ribbon Cutting Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The ribbon cutting for one of Pierre’s newest businesses took place yesterday in conjunction with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours Mixer.  Black Hills Federal Credit Union opened its doors in January in northeast Pierre, near Walmart.  Ground was broken for the financial institution in December 2012....
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Water Service Interrupted Along Portion of Dakota Avenue by Water Main Break

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre repaired a break in a water main along Dakota Avenue yesterday.  Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says water was shut off on Dakota between Chapelle and Brule Streets yesterday afternoon.  The service was restored within a few hours.  The repair work was done...
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SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist Says Area Trees Recovering Well from 2011 Flood

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Trees along the river in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area are recovering well from the soaking they received during the flood of almost three years ago.  SDSU Extension Forestry Specialist John Ball was in the Pierre area recently.   Over the past few years, he’s been watching how trees have reacted...
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South Dakota Family Sentenced in Wire Fraud Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Rosebud couple and their son who pleaded guilty to charges in a federal wire fraud case have been ordered to pay restitution totaling nearly half a million dollars. Fifty-five-year-olds Shannon Running and Norman Running and 35-year-old Norman Running Jr. were accused of fleecing people in California through a scheme...
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Hundreds of Dakotas Ranchers Apply for Federal Aid

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – About one-third of the initial applications made to a federal aid program for disaster-stricken ranchers have come from the Dakotas, and most of the money doled out so far has gone to South Dakota producers. South Dakota ranchers lost an estimated 43,000 cattle and other livestock in an early October...
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DOT: Election Signs Are Banned from Right of Way

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is reminding the public that political campaign and ballot-issue signs can’t be placed on state highway rights of way. Bill Nevin with the department’s legal counsel says signs are showing up along the state’s roadways as the election is nearing. The primary election in...
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Governor Daugaard’s Trade Mission to China to Leave Friday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is leading a trade mission to China with hopes of attracting more students to state universities and new markets for state exports. The delegation leaves Friday and returns a week later. Daugaard will travel with 16 business representatives and state employees. An assistant vice president...
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PSD Holds Retirement Recognition Tea

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District honored staff members who are retiring or who have resigned with ten or more years of service at the annual Retirement Recognition Tea.  The event was held yesterday at the School Administration Building.  The total number of years in education for the retiring certified staff...
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BGCCA Receives Donations as Part of It Just Takes One Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area received a donation this morning of $2,000.  The funds were given to the club following a successful event held at McDonalds on April 24 in conjunction with the “It Just Takes One” campaign.  Jordan Hartshorn of the Pierre McDonald’s presented...
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