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City of Pierre Plowing Mid Afternoon Snow/Sanding Some Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City of Pierre officials announced this afternoon that workers have been plowing the highways and sanding and salting intersections and steep grades late this afternoon.   Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says plans are to get the some lanes on the heavily traveled routes covered plowed, salted and sanded...
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2014 Legislature to Address Various Bills from A.G.’s Office

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Attorney General says his office is planning to bring various pieces of legislation to the Capitol in the upcoming legislative session, which will be focused on issues like consumer and retail protection laws, among others. Attorney General Marty Jackley says some of the state’s consumer protection laws...
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Fifth Name Added to List of Those Seeking Republican Nomination for U.S. Senate

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Yankton lawyer who announced his candidacy this week for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate says he’ll be working hard to visit every part of the state over the course of the upcoming campaign.  Jason Ravnsborg made a media blitz, visiting with news organizations across the state...
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Tribal National Park Draft Legislation Progressing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – National Park Service officials working on a proposed tribal national park in South Dakota say they hope to have draft legislation ready early next year. The federal agency and the Oglala Sioux Tribe have been working on making the South Unit of Badlands National Park into the first tribally...
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Mobridge Signal Using Flashing Yellow Arrow

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – (SD State News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that newly installed traffic lights at the intersection of Highway 12 and Main Street in Mobridge are using the flashing yellow arrow as part of the signal system. A flashing yellow arrow means left turns are permitted, but drivers...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Today’s Forecast Through This Evening

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 7:00 p.m. tonight, as the day will bring snow, winds and a change in temperatures.  Dan Mohr with the Aberdeen Weather Service office says snow should begin moving into the Pierre/Fort Pierre area around lunchtime. http://www.drgnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Dan-Mohr-1-When-Snow-Will-Falld19.mp3...
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Former Onida Resident Pleads and is Sentenced for Crimes in Sully, Hughes and Stanley Counties

UNDATED – (DRG News) A former Onida man was sentenced to a total of 12 years in prison for crimes committed in a three county area. 21-year-old Travis Long Fox pleaded guilty Monday to Grand Theft for stealing a vehicle in Sully County 2010 and to Third Degree Burglary for a break-in that occurred...
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Parade and Welcome Home Ceremony Held Tuesday for SDNG’s 152nd CSSB

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Soldiers of the South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion were welcomed back to Pierre yesterday with a parade through town and an hour long ceremony at Riggs High School.  The unit’s 68 members served in Afghanistan about four months.  They arrived in Fort Hood, Texas a...
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Governor and 152nd Commander Talk About Welcome Home for Pierre Based Unit

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Spirits were high Tuesday as the Pierre/Fort Pierre area welcomed home the members of South Dakota National Guard’s 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion.  The unit deployed from Pierre just after the Fourth of July this year and the length of their service time in Afghanistan was shortened twice, resulting...
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Report: SD Leads Nation in Juvenile Lockup Rate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A report by two organizations involved in juvenile justice reform says South Dakota has had the nation’s highest rate of juvenile incarceration. But the document issued Wednesday by the National Juvenile Justice Network and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Effective Justice says South Dakota is taking steps that...
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