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Website Connects People Giving, Looking for Wood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department has set up a website to connect South Dakotans wanting to remove trees on their property with people looking for wood. It’s called the Log Finder. The agency says a lot of wood ends up landfills. And besides homeowners, some sawmills are looking for hardwoods. The...
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Presho Man Facing Arson, Burglary for April Incident in Lyman County

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Presho man remains jailed without bond on charges including Arson and Burglary. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says 35-year-old Casey Byrd of Presho was arrested April 18. Authorities were summoned south of Presho to the report of a suspicious vehicle and while enroute, a deputy observed smoke coming...
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Vehicles Reported Missing in Pierre & Ft. Pierre Have Been Recovered

UNDATED – (DRG News) Two vehicles stolen over the weekend in Pierre have been recovered. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a 1991 Red Chevrolet S-10 pickup stolen Sunday from the 1500 block of East Park was recovered in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Meanwhile, a 2004 Chrysler van taken Sunday from...
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Governor Daugaard Plants Tree in Governor’s Grove Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard assisted yesterday with planting a tree in the Governor’s Grove in Hilger’s Gulch. The Gulch is located just a few blocks from the Capitol in Pierre. The tree planting was originally scheduled for last week but was delayed by rain and cool weather. Daugaard said after...
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SD Perspective to Feature Lt. Governor and G F & P Parks and Recreation Official

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Join select affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network Monday for May’s South Dakota Perspective. The afternoon program features two guests. In the first half hour, we’ll have Lt. Governor Matt Michels in our studios. In the second half hour of the program, we’ll talk about the reservation system...
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Bond Set at $1,000 for Man Charged with Fleeing Law Officers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond was set at $1,000 cash yesterday for a man charged with fleeing law officers from Fort Pierre into Jones County. 18-year-old Scott White Feather is charged with DUI 2nd, Driving Under Suspension and Aggravated Eluding. The eluding count is a Class 6 Felony and the other two charges...
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SD Panel Gives Final OK on Agency Rule Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota panel has approved rule changes in multiple state departments including an official extension of a 65 mph zone on Interstate 90 between Rapid City and Ellsworth Air Force Base. The legislative Rules Review Committee also held a final review of Game, Fish and Parks rules in a...
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Judge Orders Transcript in Native Children Lawsuit

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge in South Dakota has circumvented other judges’ reluctance to order transcripts of hearings involving Native American children by instructing the court reporters who recorded the hearings to produce the transcripts. The Rapid City Journal reports that Chief U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken ordered the court reporters...
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Man Ordered Held on $5,000 Cash for Charges Linked to Release of Horses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Bond was set yesterday for a Lower Brule man who faces charges linked to the release of 37 horses from pens at the Stanley County Fairgrounds over the weekend. 24-year-old Jordan Pourier appeared Monday before Judge Leo Disburg via an ITV link between the jail and courthouse. Pourier faces...
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Hypothermia Ruled Cause of Reservation Death

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – An autopsy has concluded that a woman found dead in an unheated home during a propane crisis on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation died of hypothermia. The body of 61-year-old Debbie Dogskin was found Feb. 4 in a mobile home with an empty propane tank. Sioux County Sheriff Frank Landeis...
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