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2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival Kicks Off Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another year of planning is coming to a close for the 2014 Dakota Western Heritage Festival. The festival will be centered in Fort Pierre at the Expo Center, but some activities linked to the event will take place in Pierre. Co-organizer Gary Heintz says Friday through Sunday will be...
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Stained Glass Sections Filling the Capitol Rotunda Again

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Activity continues in the rotunda area of the State Capitol as workers have been putting restored stain glass sections back into that portion of the building the past few days. Conrad Schmitt Studios of Wisconsin has been in charge of the year-long project. It has involved taking out stained...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club Displaying Flags on Bridge to Note Today’s Patriot Day

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club is displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge today as part of the September 11 Patriot Day designation.  Patriot Day is noted annually to remember victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.   The Exchange Club posts flags across...
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KGFX Hometown Tour Highlights Fort Pierre!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News)  The Dakota Cruiser didn’t have far to drive for this week’s KGFX Hometown Tour program…as it brought the Hometown Tour crew from the Pierre studios across the river to Fort Pierre on Wednesday! Thanks to the folks at the Silver Spur for hosting the program!  We had several...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse of Minor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an Eagle Butte man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for sexually assaulting a minor after hitting the victim in the head with a bottle. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 24-year-old Brad Lee Red Bear was sentenced on Tuesday. Red Bear pleaded guilty to...
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Parts of Western SD Could See Up to a Half Foot of Snow

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The strong system bringing to South Dakota its first winter storm of the season could dump up to 7 inches of snow in some areas on the western side of the state. The National Weather Service says rain is transitioning to snow early today across the Black Hills and northeast Wyoming....
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U.S. Forest Service Specialty Mule Pack String Coming to Fort Pierre and Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A special pack of mules will make appearances in the next few days in Pierre and Fort Pierre. The animals are part of the U.S. Forest Service’s Region 2 Specialty Mule Pack String-and they are usually used to haul equipment in mountainous terrain in the Forest Service’s 5-state...
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Stained Glass Segments Returning to Capitol Rotunda

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stained glass pieces from the Capitol Rotunda are being returned to the building-after being away for restoration work for about a year. The century old stained glass windows were removed in mid-August of 2013 and since then, have been cleaned, repaired and restored by workers with Conrad Schmitt Studios...
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South Dakota Awarded $12 Million Dollar TIGER Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation has been awarded a $12 million dollar Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant.  Governor Dennis Daugaard announced the grant award yesterday-saying that it is the result of efforts by the Department of Transportation, the Legislature, the state’s Congressional delegation and many local...
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Former US Senate Hopeful Walker Arrested in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Former U.S. Senate candidate Clayton Walker who’s been indicted on election law violations has been arrested for reportedly threatening state employees. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says Walker was arrested Wednesday on three counts of threatening by electronic device. He was also arrested for violating the terms of his...
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