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Director Says Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center’s Museum Should Reopen Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A month-long closure of the museum at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center should end soon. A portion of the facility was closed last month after water damage was sustained at the building on Christmas Eve. Fire crews responded to the building early that day where an...
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Pierre Leaders Starting Search for New Police Chief; New Fire Chief to Start Job February 3

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The search is getting underway for a new Police Chief for the city of Pierre, following the announcement earlier this month that Chief Bob Grandpre intends to retire from the job soon. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says Grandpre has led the department for about five years and his retirement...
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Oahe Downstream Recreation Area to Hold “Eagles and Bagels” Event Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Visitors at the Oahe Downstream Recreation Area near Fort Pierre will get a chance to learn about the park’s winter residents-eagles; and enjoy a snack…all as part of the 12th annual “Eagles and Bagels” Walk in the Park on Saturday.  The program begins that morning at 9:00 a.m. at...
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One Vehicle Accident Reported in Pierre Neighborhood Saturday Night

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A one vehicle crash that occurred Saturday night resulted in injuries to the juvenile male driving the SUV and a passenger.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported on Saturday night about 11:30 p.m. in the 800 block of West Third Street.  Law enforcement and other...
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ND Women Plan Event for Blizzard-Stricken SD Women

UNION CENTER, S.D. (AP) – A group of women in western North Dakota is organizing an event for ranch women in western South Dakota dealing with devastation from an early October blizzard. The Bowman-based group called Rural Women in America will hold the event Saturday, Feb. 15, at the community center in Union Center....
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I-29 Reopens Between Sioux Falls, Canada Border

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Travel remains treacherous in eastern South Dakota and some schools are starting late after a weekend blizzard that tore through the region. Officials early Monday reopened Interstate 29 from Sioux Falls to the Canadian border, but many roads in eastern South Dakota remained in poor driving condition and no...
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SD Rancher Fund Set to Dole Out $3.3 Million

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Organizers of a donation fund set up to help South Dakota ranchers hurt by an early October blizzard are preparing to distribute an additional $3.3 million to producers. The Rancher Relief Fund earlier doled out about $775,000. The fund was established by the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association, the South Dakota...
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SD Delegation Fights Changes to Ethanol Standard

WASHINGTON (AP) – As a deadline for comments approaches, South Dakota’s congressional delegation is pushing the Obama administration to reverse course on proposed changes that would significantly reduce the amount of ethanol in the country’s fuel supply. The Environmental Protection Agency announced in November it was proposing reductions by nearly 3 billion gallons in...
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Dakotas Hit with Blizzard, Dangerous Cold

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Residents of North Dakota and South Dakota are dealing dangerous cold and blowing snow that’s causing whiteout conditions. National Weather Service Meteorologist Adam Jones in Bismarck says it’s the most widespread blizzard in the Dakotas this winter and the most recent in a wave of heavy storms to hit the...
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South Dakota State Capitol in Pierre, S.D.

SD Bills Allow Refusal to Take Part in Gay Wedding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two bills filed in the South Dakota Legislature seek to protect clergy and businesses who refuse to take part in gay marriages or wedding receptions. The measures’ main sponsor is Sen. Ernie Otten of Tea. He says the proposals are intended to prevent people from being sued if their religious...
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