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Pierre Mayor Says Bids Being Sought for Future Infrastructure Work on Upper Pierre Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s City Commissioners gave the okay Tuesday to request bids to reconstruct infrastructure for upper Pierre Street.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the upper Pierre Street project has been in the works for a few years.  The project on the street segment between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive was...
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Meeting Tuesday for Pierre/Fort Pierre Citizens to Weigh in on Future New Missouri River Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be held in Pierre next week as the lengthy planning process begins-leading up to the eventual construction of a new bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The current 16,059 foot long bridge was built in 1962.  It was designed for an approximate 50-year service life and...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced in Federal Court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced last week in federal court for Theft from an Indian Tribal Organization.  40-year-old Ravae Bowman was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange to three years’ probation with six months of home confinement, $5,183.07 in restitution and a $100 special assessment to the Federal...
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2013 Ag Horizons Conference Coming to Pierre in Less Than a Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) December 3 and 4 will bring the annual Ag Horizons Conference to Pierre.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Common Cents Grows Our Future”.  The conference is hosted by South Dakota agriculture organizations including SD Crop Improvement, SD No-Till Association, SD Oilseeds, SD Pulse Growers, SD Seed Trade...
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New Money for Cardiac Care Effort in Dakotas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota hospitals and ambulance services are getting new lifesaving equipment to increase survival rates in cases of sudden cardiac arrest. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the Helmsley Charitable Trust is providing $3.7 million to buy the automated chest compression equipment, the LUCAS 2 Chest Compression System. He says the grant...
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SD Panel Increases Hunting, Fishing, Camping Fees

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota commission has approved plans to boost the cost of hunting and fishing licenses as well as the charges for camping at state campgrounds. The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission has voted unanimously to approve the license and fee increases. The cost of an annual fishing license...
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Special Diabetes Program for Indians Walkathon

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D – (DRG News) The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Health Department reminds everyone that November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. It is a time for all of us to realize that our own personal health and well-being is largely up to us! With that in mind, everyone is invited to participate in...
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Youth Big Buck Hunter Challenge

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) A challenge has been presented to hunters ages 14 to 18.  Northern Oahe Friends of the NRA, Jerry’s Pawn and Gun Shop and the South Dakota National guard, challenge the young hunters to get the biggest rack. The racks will be measured at Jerry’s Pawn and Gun Shop throughout the...
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FPFD Responds to Call of Gas Line Break Thursday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department was called out yesterday to assist at the scene of a gas line break.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the department was told that a contractor hit a gas line about 3:40 p.m. Thursday in the alley along the 200 block...
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SD Code Talkers Being Honored by Congress

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A ceremony in Washington, D.C., later this month will honor Native American code talkers for their service during World Wars I and II. South Dakota’s congressional delegation says code talkers from eight South Dakota tribes will be recognized as part of the Congressional Gold Medal ceremony Nov. 20 that...
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