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City Officials Announce That Menards Planning to Build Home Improvement Store in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new development for Pierre was announced yesterday at the city’s weekly commission meeting.  The Capital City has been tabbed as the next location for the home improvement store Menards.   The company has 280 home improvement stores in several Midwest states.  In South Dakota, the company’s website says stores...
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Stanley County Schools Receive Technology Infrastructure Upgrade Grant

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School District has received a grant that will benefit the district’s schools.  Stanley County Superintendent Dan Martin says the district applied for the Technology Upgrade Grant through the South Dakota Department of Education.  Funding was provided through the 2013 legislature.  Martin says in a press...
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Governor Daugaard Urges Careful Driving Over the Upcoming Labor Day Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard is urging travelers on South Dakota roads during the upcoming Labor Day travel weekend to use extra care.  The state Office of Highway Safety says South Dakota has recorded at least one highway fatality during every Labor Day travel weekend since 2005.  2004 was the last...
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Chip Sealing Continues in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Street Department is continuing work it started yesterday to conduct this year’s chip seal project on various roads around the community.  Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says this morning’s rains backed up plans for today a bit, but they still plan to complete work on Humboldt Street...
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SD Looks to Coordinated Care to Cut Medical Costs

UNDATED (AP) – South Dakota’s Medicaid program is launching a new effort to trim spending by coordinating the care of chronically ill people in the state.  Medicaid is the federal program that pays the medical costs for poor people. A team known as a “Health Home” typically will be led by a primary care...
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Dakotas Tribal Member to Speak at DC Ceremony

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A college student from the Standing Rock Indian Reservation is getting a chance to speak at the Let Freedom Ring ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The Bismarck Tribune reports that 23-year-old University of Mary senior Alayna Eagle Shield will speak...
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Suspect in Pedestrian Deaths of Pierre Man and NY Woman Pleads Not Guilty

LAKE ANDES, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man accused of driving drunk and killing two federal wildlife researchers has pleaded not guilty to vehicular homicide charges. Twenty-nine-year-old Ronald Fischer Jr., of Lake Andes, was allegedly driving drunk on July 8 in the Pickstown area when he failed to stop at a stop sign....
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Trustee Wants Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal trustee is asking a judge to convert a troubled South Dakota beef processing plant’s bankruptcy to a Chapter 7 liquidation. Assistant U.S. Trustee James Snyder says in a petition filed Tuesday that he believes that Northern Beef Packers is “administratively insolvent” based upon reports and statements from...
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Utah Man Gets 151 Months in Wind Farm Fraud Case Linked to SD

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) – A federal judge has ordered a Utah man to serve more than 12 years in prison for masterminding a scheme that defrauded investors across the country of $4.4 million by promoting non-existent wind farm projects in Wyoming and South Dakota. Fifty-three-year-old Robert Arthur Reed, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty...
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SD Officials Pleased With Mineral Royalty Decision

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and Attorney General Marty Jackley say they are pleased federal officials have decided to stop withholding the state’s share of royalties from oil and gas production on federal land. Those payments had been stopped as part of automatic spending cuts. Federal officials say a review...
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