Judge Rules on Final Motions in Braiden McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A pretrial hearing was held this morning in a Pierre courtroom in the case of a Pierre teen charged with murder and assault in the shooting death of a 16-year-old Pierre boy in 2012. Braiden McCahren, now 18-years-old, pleaded not guilty to charges linked to the shooting of Dalton...
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Start Time for Ft. Pierre City Council Meetings to Change September 15

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Beginning later this month, a change will take place for the start time on Fort Pierre City Council meetings. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson says the city council this week voted to move council meetings from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.-beginning with the next meeting. She says the...
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Retirement System Holding Off on Gay Marriage Talk

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials with the South Dakota Retirement System say they’re holding off on discussing the effects of last year’s Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage. Rob Wylie is the executive director of the retirement system’s board of trustees. Wylie says for now the board won’t discuss the potential effects of last...
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Retirement System Assets See Record High

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Retirement System’s assets have grown to a record high after earning nearly 19 percent on investments in the past year. Managers say the Retirement System’s assets exceeded $10.6 billion at the end of the fiscal year on June 30. Assistant State Investment Officer Tammy Otten says the...
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NWS Notes “Heat Bursts” in Some SD Communities Early Today

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says some locations in the state experienced a rare weather event this morning. A phenomena known as a “heat burst” occurred during the early morning hours-and was recorded in a few communities. In Chamberlain, the temperature was 74 degrees at 1:00 a.m. with a relative...
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DPS Says Harrold Man Hurt in One Vehicle Crash Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Harrold man was transported to the hospital in Pierre yesterday following a one vehicle rollover crash near Blunt.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident was reported about 6:40 a.m. Wednesday on South Canning Road-about a 1/2 mile south of U.S. Highway 14 at Blunt. ...
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South Dakota Society to Show Smithsonian Webcast

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society will show a webcast of a Smithsonian Channel program on the history of California’s Silicon Valley. The historical society says its museum in Pierre will show the free webcast on Sept. 14. It was produced in 2010 for Smithsonian and explores the growth of...
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14K Downloads for App Showing SD Road Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A smartphone application that shows construction zones, road conditions and highway closures across South Dakota has been downloaded more than 14,000 times. The state Department of Transportation 511 app provides the same information as the SafeTravelUSA website that also displays images from dozens of cameras along major roads. DOT Secretary...
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Insurer Reaching Out to Some Marketplace Consumers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – One of the insurers that sold health plans through the Affordable Care Act marketplace is reaching out to a group of consumers who may lose coverage because of inconsistencies with the documents that prove their citizenship and immigration status. Deb Muller with Avera Health Plans says the insurer has...
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South Dakota National Guard Museum to Hold Open House Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brings an open house and ribbon cutting event to the South Dakota National Guard Museum. The facility was recently the focus of renovation work.  Museum Director Sonja Johnson says the museum closed in February and once work was complete-it began to re-open for public visits in May.  Johnson...
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