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Measure to Raise Minimum Wage Set for 2014 Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A measure to raise the state minimum wage will be on the 2014 general election ballot as Initiated Measure 18. Secretary of State Jason Gant says that based on a validation of a sample of signatures, the group sponsoring the measure submitted nearly 21,000 valid signatures. That’s well over...
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Bids to be Taken Soon for Tearing Down Closed City Auditorium

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Mayor says the city will take bids soon to start the process moving forward to tear down the old City Auditorium.  The building is almost eighty years old.  The city had the structure checked after noting structural deficiences and once it was determined that it was not stable,...
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Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief Looks Back at Fire Calls for the Year

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief says 2013 has brought a year of reduced fire calls.  Comparing this year to 2012, Ian Paul says the department has had a drop in call numbers. Paul says member-wise, the PFD has been holding steady throughout the year.  He says the number of members...
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Pierre Fire Department Awards Event December 5, 2013 (Courtesy Patrick Callahan)

PFD Holds Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department held its annual Awards Banquet Thursday to recognize its members and others for their contributions to the department.   During the program portion of the evening, Deputy Chief Ian Paul recognized department members for their service time; from new firefighters to those who have served several...
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