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Pierre Mayor to Run Unopposed in Bid for 3rd Term

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The mayor of South Dakota’s capital city will face no opposition in her bid for a third term. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill was the only person to file petitions to run for the office by the Tuesday evening deadline. The election is June 3. It will be the second time...
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Mobridge Police Department Issues Press Release About Lockdown

MOBRIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT Justin Jungwirth, Chief of Police 110 1st Avenue East, Mobridge, SD 57601 BUSINESS: (605) 845-5000 FAX: (605) 845-2034 EMAIL: police@mobridgepolice.org Press Release March 24th, 11:34am North Central Regional 911 Dispatch Center received a 911 call from an individual at the Mobridge-Pollock High School reporting a tall younger looking individual carrying a...
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Dakotas Take Precautions for Pig Virus, Fair Shows

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The rapid spread of a swine virus is forcing officials in the Dakotas to take extra precautions for pig shows at county and state fairs. The Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus spreads through pig manure. It’s not harmful to humans but is often deadly to piglets. South Dakota 4H weigh-in competitions...
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Pierre School Board Approves Addendum to Purchase Agreement for Property for a New School

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As part of a Monday special meeting, the Pierre School Board approved an amendment to a real estate purchase agreement for the site of a new elementary building. The district is buying about 10.4 acres of property from Midwest Development. The land is located north of Beck Motors. At Monday’s meeting,...
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Pierre City Auditorium to be Demolished Within The Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Demolition work will start within the next week on Pierre’s city auditorium. The building was closed to the public in May of 2011 after structural issues were noted. The city commission approved Briggs Trucking and Construction’s bid for the demolition work earlier this year. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says...
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Stanley County School Board Okays Plan to Tear Down Former K-2 Elementary Lunchroom

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County District’s School Board has decided that a portion of the old elementary school building that was left standing, will now be demolished. The process to tear down the 50-year-old elementary building started last month following completion of a new building and plans were to leave...
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SD Gov. Daugaard Kicks Off Re-election Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he’s made the tough choices during his first term leading South Dakota, taking a $127 million structural deficit and bringing the state budget into a surplus. Daugaard on Tuesday asked voters for four more years at the helm, officially kicking off his re-election campaign with...
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FSA Head Urging Ranchers to Register Early

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The administrator of the agency that oversees federal farm programs is urging farmers and ranchers who plan to participate to register in advance. Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan Garcia is encouraging producers to report farm records and business structure changes to a local FSA office before April 15. Enrollment for...
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AG’s Office Says South Dakotans to Get $390K in E-book Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Consumers in South Dakota are getting back nearly $400,000 as part of a partial national settlement in an electronic book price-fixing lawsuit. It was filed against Apple Inc. and five of the six of the nation’s largest e-book publishers, Hachette Book Group Inc., HarperCollins Publishers LLC, Simon & Schuster Inc.,...
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Mobridge Pollock School Goes into Lock-down

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) On Monday March 24th, the Mobridge Pollock School was put into lock-down.  At approximately 11:30 a.m. a person was seen carrying what appeared to be a shotgun going toward the CTE external classroom building.  Law enforcement was alerted and members of the Mobridge Police Department, Walworth County Sheriff’s Department...
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