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Pierre Man Rescued by Strangers After Boat Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man is thanking three strangers for coming to his rescue when he fell out of a boat while fishing on the Oahe Dam tailrace. Marty Javurek says he was fishing with a friend Saturday when their boat hit something and he was thrown into water about 15 feet...
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Heavy Rainfall Setting Records in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Wet weather is setting records across South Dakota. National Weather Service reports show Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Yankton set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 Monday. Some areas in eastern South Dakota got about 3 inches of rain. Totals were lower in the west,...
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About 1,800 Still Without Power from Fall Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – About 1,800 electric customers in western South Dakota remain without power from an autumn storm that dumped several feet of snow, and more is falling. Black Hills Power says about 200 of its customers still don’t have electricity but most should by midweek. West River electric cooperatives say an...
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Trial Set for SD Woman Accused of Embezzling

GREGORY, S.D. (AP) – A woman accused of embezzling from the Gregory Farmers Elevator has been scheduled for trial in February. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika is accused of stealing more than $17,000 from the elevator while she was the business manager. She has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Republic reports that she faces seven counts...
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Monday Scoreboard

High School Volleyball Bennett County def. Cody-Kilgore, Neb., 25-9, 25-16, 25-20 Bridgewater-Emery def. Colman-Egan, 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 Clark/Willow Lake def. Lake Preston, 18-25, 25-17, 4-25, 25-19, 15-10 Deubrook def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 Elk Point-Jefferson def. South Sioux City, Neb., 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 Grant County, N.D. def. Lemmon, 25-13, 25-19, 25-19 Madison...
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South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Held in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brought the annual South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to Capitol Lake in Pierre.  The event is organized in part by the South Dakota Firefighters Association.  In addition to a display of trucks from the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments, there were firefighters present from departments from...
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Pierre Man Honored for Tree Planting Efforts by SDPRA

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association recently honored a Pierre man for his work to help the city re-plant trees that were lost to the 2011 flood.  Larry Weiss, former Pierre City Commissioner and retired SD Department of Transportation employee, received the SDPRA Individual Citation Award earlier this...
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Awards Given for Fort Pierre and Pierre at SDML Conference

UNDATED – (DRG News) The employees of the City of Fort Pierre received an award and plaque recently which recognizes their attention to observing and practicing safety measures on the job.   This was the tenth time that the award was given to Fort Pierre employees and it was presented recently by the South Dakota...
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Native American Week Being Noted in Pierre Schools This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School District is noting Native American Week with activities today through Thursday.  Tynell Kocer, who is the Homeschool Liaison for the Native American Education Program for grades K-12, says today brings a Native American Day Pow Wow, which will be held from 1-5 p.m. at Riggs High...
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Sioux Falls Diocese Might Merge Rural Parishes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Catholic Diocese of Sioux Falls plans to change how it serves some rural congregations, as populations continue to shift from rural areas to urban centers. The shifting demographics coupled with a high rate of retiring priests and the loss of several religious orders led Bishop Paul Swain to...
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