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Fall Foliage or Turning Leaves

Several Sites Around SD Offer Good Foliage Viewing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s cooling temperatures mean the fall foliage will soon be on display as the leaves start to turn color. The state Tourism Department has posted a list of locations around the state where the viewing is especially good. In the West, it includes Spearfish Canyon and the George S....
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Bras for a Cause 2013 (Save the Boobers by Ann Rohlf)

Check Out Entries for This Year’s Bras for a Cause Fundraiser-Now at Pierre Mall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local citizens have a chance for a few more weeks to vote for their favorite decorated bra-as part of an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  For the past few years, creative designers have come up with clever ways to decorate bras each fall, the bras are displayed...
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YETI and EnviroTech Remind Local Citizens of Recycling Option

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A curbside recycling program, started by a local non profit organization and a Pierre based business continues to take new customers.  The non-profit group known as YETI (Young Enthusiasts Taking Initiative) started the grassroots effort for the pilot program with EnviroTech in one Pierre neighborhood this summer.  For a...
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Inmate Jovan Prince (Photo Courtesy of the SD Department of Corrections)

Search Continues for Inmate Sentenced for Separate Crimes in Hughes and Pennington Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A search continues for a state prison inmate who did not return to a work release center in Sioux Falls Sunday. 33-year-old Jovan Prince is serving a five year sentence for Forgery out of Pennington County and was also sentenced to two years for DUI 4th offense from Hughes...
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Cowboy Hat, Rope

Festival Draws Western Heritage Enthusiasts

UNDATED – (DRG News) This past weekend brought the second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival to central South Dakota.  Daytime events Saturday and Sunday were held at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre and Saturday evening-a concert took place at the Pierre Opera House.   Attendees took in western arts and crafts exhibits, vendors, demonstrations...
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Handcuffs

Men Arrested for Theft and Use of Credit Card from Unlocked Vehicle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two men were arrested Sunday afternoon after police investigated the report of a theft from a vehicle.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that someone had gained access to a car that was parked in the alley in the 200 block of South Jefferson Avenue Sunday morning. ...
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United Blood Services Find the Hero in You Logo

State Employee Blood Drive for Tuesday Still Needs More Donors

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A blood drive for South Dakota State Employees is planned for tomorrow in Pierre.  According to Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for United Blood Services in Mitchell, the blood drive has 72 open slots and several of those slots remain open at this time.  Titze says UBS wants to bring...
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South Dakota Highway Patrol Patch

Pedestrian Killed on Highway in Southern SD

WHITE RIVER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are investigating the cause of a crash that killed a pedestrian on U.S. Highway 83 in south central South Dakota. The Highway Patrol says 25-year-old Randy Larvie, of Yankton, died Sunday night when he came in contact with a pickup truck about a mile north of the town...
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SD Department of Agriculture

Grants Available to SD Rural Youth Groups

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Agriculture Department is asking rural youth groups to apply for grants to support community projects. The grants are available to 4-H clubs, FFA chapters and Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapters. The grants were developed to demonstrate the importance of rural communities and the value...
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Covered Bridge

South Dakota’s Risky Bridges Lie on Lesser Roads

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A survey of South Dakota’s bridges finds more than 100 of them carry a dual designation that could mean problems. The Associated Press analyzed data in the National Bridge Inventory, and found 127 South Dakota bridges classified as both “fracture critical” and “structurally deficient.” The first category means the bridge...
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