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SD Guard Recruits Despite Furloughs, Budget Cuts

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt. Col. Kory Knight, who heads the Recruiting and Retention Command, told the Rapid City Journal that the Guard still needs people to join....
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Pierre Church Organizing A Second Feed My Starving Children Event-Requesting Volunteers to Help

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre church is requesting volunteers for an event it will hold in about a week in which it will produce 100,000 life-saving meals. Last year, Community Bible Church at 1516 North Harrison packed more than 100,000 MannaPack meals, which were eventually shipped to Haiti. This year, the church...
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Celebration Held Thursday to Note Further Steps Forward on Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A celebration was held yesterday near the site of what will become the home to Fort Pierre’s newest development; Riverwalk Landing. The project will include a marina, marina operations building, restaurant, convention center, commercial space and more. Mark and Glennis Zarecky of Midwest Construction and Development have been...
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PFD Called After Gas Line Hit This Morning in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called to the report of a gas leak along North Garfield Avenue this morning.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says a service line leading into Midwest Construction’s building (the former EconoFoods store) was hit by someone doing trenching work about 8:50 a.m. this morning. ...
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SCSO Says Vehicle Stolen from Fort Pierre This Morning

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a vehicle that was stolen from a Fort Pierre residence this morning.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says authorities were called this morning to the report that an SUV was taken from a...
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Presho Man to be Sentenced in Lyman County for Guilty Plea to Aggravated Assault-Domestic Abuse

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Presho man entered a guilty plea yesterday to an Aggravated Assault-Domestic Abuse count leveled against him in state court.  36-year-old Clint Brown was indicted for several charges about a year ago in Lyman County after authorities alleged that he shot his young daughter’s dog in front of her...
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Date Changed for Pre-2014 Candidate Meet and Greet Picnic in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The date that was set this fall for a “Candidate Meet and Greet” picnic organized by the Stanley/Hughes County Republican Committees has been changed.  The event is designed to give voters a chance to begin speaking with candidates for open spots in the 2014 elections.  Tad Perry, Stanley...
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CP Says it Has Met Obligations From DM&E Purchase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. says it has met its obligations from the 2007 purchase of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad. Gov. Dennis Daugaard earlier asked the federal Surface Transportation Board to look into whether CP has lived up to its promises as it seeks a buyer for the...
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More Chip Seal Work Being Done on Pierre Streets Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another day of chip seal work is lined up for several street segments in Pierre.  Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says today’s plans call for chip sealing to be finished on a segment of Dakota Avenue between Washington and Harrison Avenues, to complete work which was not...
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Menards Store Could Create 200 Jobs in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Menards store planned for Pierre is expected to create between 150 and 200 jobs. Mayor Laurie Gill says the expected $2.5 million in annual salaries will be a big boost for the local economy. State labor statistics in July indicated that only about 250 people in the Pierre workforce...
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