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Authorities Wrap Up Investigation Into Incident at Emergency Spillway

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Authorities have completed an investigation that has been underway since a Pierre teen was found injured at Oahe Dam’s Emergency Spillway on September 27.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says 19-year-old Zachary Young was discovered about a week and a half ago on the downstream side...
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Pierre Police Arrest Man Early This Morning for Burglary and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested overnight after police were told that the man had broken into a residence.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1500 block of North Star about 3:10 a.m. this morning where it was said the homeowner woke...
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Preliminary Hearing Set for Colorado Man Facing Drug Charges in Sully County

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) An Aurora, Colorado man arrested during a traffic stop in Sully County last week made an appearance in an Onida Courtroom yesterday on drug charges.  A South Dakota Highway Patrolman stopped 42-year-old Nathan Weeda for speeding on October 1 about two miles north of Onida on U.S. Highway 83. ...
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Small Passenger Plane Lands in Field Near Glenham

GLENHAM, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Aviation Administration says no one was injured when a small passenger plane from Aberdeen landed in a field while on its way to Mobridge on Tuesday morning. FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Cory says the Piper 31 aircraft had two passengers and landed in a field this morning one mile...
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Rounds Brothers Say They Didn’t Discuss Lawsuit

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The brother of former Gov. Mike Rounds was in charge of overseeing lawsuits against South Dakota during the time a lawsuit was filed over the state’s handling of an investment-for-green-card program. Dennis Rounds tells The Daily Republic he doesn’t remember the particular lawsuit. He also says he didn’t work directly...
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Pierre Committee Beginning Redistricting Efforts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new committee has begun meetings to redraw the boundaries for elementary schools in Pierre. Roughly 20 teachers, administrators, school board members and parents throughout the city’s four elementary schools met for the first time Monday to begin the redistricting process. Two of the schools, McKinley and Washington, are set...
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Group to Spend $1M to Support Democrat Weiland

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A political action committee says it will spend $1 million to support Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Rick Weiland. Mayday PAC says it’ll begin running TV ads Tuesday in Sioux Falls and Rapid City media markets. The super PAC has the self-proclaimed goal of getting “big money” out of politics....
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Computer Problems at Hughes County Courthouse Causing Issues with Vehicle Registrations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Computer issues have resulted in the Hughes County Treasurers Office being unable to license vehicles, renew vehicle registrations, etc.    Staff members have been unable to access the licensing data base and expect the computer system to be back on track possibly sometime tomorrow afternoon.  They remind residents that although...
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Pierre Ranked Second Best Capital City

UNDATED – (DRG News) A financial advice technology company has named Pierre one of the best capital cities in which to call home.  SmartAsset provides advice on various financial decisions and recently named Pierre the second best Capital City in the nation.  SmartAsset released its ranking last week.  Capital Cities were rated on five...
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National Weather Service Recaps September Stats

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The month of September brought near to slightly above normal temperatures to parts of central South Dakota. The Aberdeen office of the National Weather Service says the average high temps ranged from as much as one to two degrees above normal in Kennebec to about a degree below normal...
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