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Saturday Event to Showcase Local Chicken Coops and Promote Passage of Urban Chicken Ordinance in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group working toward eventual passage of an urban chicken ordinance in Pierre will have a tour Saturday of locations in the area that already have coops.  Pierre Urban Chicken Reform, also known as PUCkR and Dakota Rural Action are sponsoring what they have dubbed the first “Pierre Tour...
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Beef Council Honors Prime Promoters During Recent Awards Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Beef Industry Council handed out honors over the weekend to select businesses, an individual and one couple-for their work in promoting the beef industry.  The SDBIC recognized award recipients during the 2013 Prime Promoter Award luncheon that was held during the organization’s annual meeting Saturday in...
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Fall Marketing Campaign Starts for Department of Tourism

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With the peak tourism season wrapping up, officials with South Dakota’s Department of Tourism have begun focusing on their next set of potential travelers.  The fall months of the year are known as the “shoulder” season and continue to grow in popularity among some travelers-especially those with no children...
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Wanted: Ideas on How to Celebrate SD Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakotans are being asked for ideas on how the state should celebrate 125 years of statehood next year. Gov. Dennis Daugaard invited people to give public testimony at 1 p.m. today in Pierre at the Capitol visitor center where the commission organizing the celebrations is meeting. People can also...
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South Dakota’s Poverty Rate Below National Average

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – New Census figures show that South Dakota’s poverty rate is below the national average. About 12.8 percent of the state’s residents were below the poverty line in 2012, which is the 32nd-highest rate among states and lower than the national average of 15 percent. About 17 percent of the...
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Area Schools Homecoming Schedules Listed

UNDATED – (DRG News) It’s the time of the year that many schools are celebrating Homecoming or making plans for upcoming Homecoming activities. Royalty candidates were announced earlier this month at Riggs High School for Homecoming Week, which will be September 23-27. The candidates are nominated by their classmates from the Class of 2014....
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Pierre Area Water Park Committee to Meet Thursday to Discuss Survey Results

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group that organized to discuss what to do about aging outdoor pools in Pierre and Fort Pierre will meet this week to talk about a recent online survey it conducted.  The Pierre Area Water Park Committee placed door hangars around Pierre and Fort Pierre to remind citizens that...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Third Degree Burglary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man has pleaded guilty to Third Degree Burglary in federal court.  31-year-old Brian One Feather appeared in court last week before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and entered the plea to the indictment.  One Feather was charged following a June 2012 break-in that was reported at...
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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Alcohol Compliance Check September 15

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department was joined by two other local law agencies in conducting an alcohol compliance check on Sunday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 11 businesses were checked in Pierre, three in Fort Pierre and four in Hughes County to insure they are not selling alcohol to...
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Pierre PD Investigating Vandalism at Two Pierre Businesses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating two incidents from the weekend in which two businesses reported damage-believed caused by a b-b gun.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were called to Karl’s TV, Audio and Appliance at 400 West Sioux Avenue late Friday where windows at the front...
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