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Pierre Man Could Face New Charge for Damaging Cell at Jail-Following Sentencing for Previous Crimes

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A man, who was sentenced on Tuesday in a Fort Pierre courtroom for Simple Assault on a Law Officer, now faces the possibility of additional charges-after authorities say he broke a sprinkler in his cell at the Hughes County Jail.  Stanley County States Attorney Tom P. Maher says 32-year-old...
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Governor Daugaard Says Discussions Underway to Further Assist Producers Who Lost Livestock Earlier This Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says state officials are trying to come up with more ideas to help producers who lost livestock in this month’s snowstorm in western South Dakota.  Daugaard said yesterday that he has asked South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management to look at ways that livestock...
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Ag Secretary Says Offices Couldn’t Open for Storm

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack acknowledges his agency hasn’t been able to do much for western South Dakota ranchers hit by an early October blizzard. He told KBHB-AM in Sturgis that livestock disaster assistance programs expired in 2011, so Congress needs to pass a new Farm Bill and make the...
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Pierre Police to Review Policy for Using Tasers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Pierre Police Department will examine its policy for the use of Tasers in the wake of an incident in which an officer used a stun gun on an 8-year-old girl. Chief Bob Grandpre tells the Capital Journal that officials with the Rapid City Police Department and the state Highway...
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