Local Citizens Touring New Stanley County Elementary Building January 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Stanley County School Board President Says New School an Important Key to Overall Education for Students-Old K-2 Elementary to be Torn Down in Coming Weeks

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The President of Stanley County’s School Board told those gathered at a ribbon cutting and open house for the district’s new elementary in Fort Pierre that the new facility means a lot for the district and for the future of the community.  Sarah Carter offered some thoughts at...
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Officials with Stanley County School District, SD's Education Secretary and Fort Pierre's Mayor gather with two elementary students to officially cut the ribbon and mark the opening of the district's new elementary Sunday.

Ribbon Cutting and Open House Held for New Stanley County Elementary Sunday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brought a ribbon cutting and open house for the new Stanley County Elementary building in Fort Pierre.   Ground was broken for the building just over 14 months ago-on October 23, 2012.   Yesterday’s ribbon cutting was held in the building’s gym and featured comments from South Dakota’s Education...
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Pierre Fire Department Called to Report of Fire Beneath a Trailer Home

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent a few hours yesterday at the site of what was initially reported as a trailer home fire.  Cory Hoffrogge, Assistant Deputy Chief says the department was called to the home in the 2500 block of East Irwin Sunday afternoon about 2:00 p.m.  He...
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Pierre Man Hurt in Wednesday Fire Listed in Critical Condition

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An official at a St. Paul, Minnesota hospital indicates that a Pierre man who sustained injuries in a fire last Wednesday is in critical condition this morning.  The fire was reported about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at 1319 West Capitol and started on the main floor of the home-around furniture...
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GOED Says Pierre Based Company Expanding Operations to Rapid City

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre based company announced last week that it is expanding its operations to Rapid City.  Personal Group, Inc., also known as Pergroup, plans to fill 12 positions at its new location by the end of the first quarter of this year.  The South Dakota Governor’s Office of Economic...
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PUC’s Chris Nelson Chosen to Lead National Telecommunications Committee

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Vice Chairman Chris Nelson has been chosen to serve as chairman of a national committee of utility regulators.  Nelson’s appointment to chair the Committee on Telecommunications for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners was announced last week by NARUC president Colette Honorable of Arkansas. ...
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Fire in Mobridge at Wrangler Inn

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News)  On January 3rd at approximately 6:15 p.m. staff of the Windjammer Lounge, located on the second floor on the south side of the complex, noticed smoke coming in from the hallway.  It was then found that a smoldering fire had started under the stairway in the north east corner...
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Dakotas Motorists Urged to Beware of Conditions

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Motorists in the Dakotas are being urged to take precautions if they’re traveling in the extreme cold pushing through the region. Wind chills in some areas are in the minus 30s, 40s and 50s. National Weather Service meteorologist Philip Schumacher says motorists should carry winter survival kits and a charged...
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Program Helps More Native Americans Attend College

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Board of Regents hopes to increase the number of Native Americans who attend state colleges. The Rapid City Journal reports the regents plan to launch a program soon based on a study of American Indian attitudes toward higher education. Based on the results, they voted to...
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Dangerously Cold Weather Blankets the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Schools are closed throughout the Dakotas as life-threatening cold weather pushes through the region. The National Weather Service reports overnight lows in the two states in the minus teens and 20s, and wind chills in the minus 30s, 40s, and even 50s. Meteorologist Philip Schumacher says frostbite can happen in...
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