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SD Governor Requests Flags be Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday in honor of the victims of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital. The request is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Barack Obama. Authorities...
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Eagle Butte Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.  28-year-old Debra Charging Cloud was indicted on May 15-according to United States Attorney Brendan Johnson.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno last Thursday and pleaded not guilty.  The charges are the result...
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SD State Employees Blood Drive Moved from Visitor Center to Lutheran Memorial Church

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A blood drive for South Dakota State Employees will be held in Pierre today.  Organizers say that all available slots have been filled for the blood drive but are advising those that signed up that the event has been moved to a different location.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for...
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Judge Allowing SD Beef Plant to Hire Banking Firm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bankruptcy judge is allowing an idled South Dakota beef packing plant to employ an investment banking firm to pursue a sale. Judge Charles Nail on Monday approved Northern Beef Packers’ hiring of Lincoln International, which will seek a “stalking horse” bid in which one potential buyer makes an...
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USDA Says South Dakota Row Crops Moving Toward Maturity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s corn silage harvest is well underway and row crops are moving toward maturity. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that baling hay and moving bales were the other major ag activities for the week that ended Sunday. Winter wheat seeding was ahead...
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Several Sites Around SD Offer Good Foliage Viewing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s cooling temperatures mean the fall foliage will soon be on display as the leaves start to turn color. The state Tourism Department has posted a list of locations around the state where the viewing is especially good. In the West, it includes Spearfish Canyon and the George S....
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Check Out Entries for This Year’s Bras for a Cause Fundraiser-Now at Pierre Mall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local citizens have a chance for a few more weeks to vote for their favorite decorated bra-as part of an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  For the past few years, creative designers have come up with clever ways to decorate bras each fall, the bras are displayed...
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YETI and EnviroTech Remind Local Citizens of Recycling Option

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A curbside recycling program, started by a local non profit organization and a Pierre based business continues to take new customers.  The non-profit group known as YETI (Young Enthusiasts Taking Initiative) started the grassroots effort for the pilot program with EnviroTech in one Pierre neighborhood this summer.  For a...
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Search Continues for Inmate Sentenced for Separate Crimes in Hughes and Pennington Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A search continues for a state prison inmate who did not return to a work release center in Sioux Falls Sunday. 33-year-old Jovan Prince is serving a five year sentence for Forgery out of Pennington County and was also sentenced to two years for DUI 4th offense from Hughes...
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Festival Draws Western Heritage Enthusiasts

UNDATED – (DRG News) This past weekend brought the second annual Dakota Western Heritage Festival to central South Dakota.  Daytime events Saturday and Sunday were held at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre and Saturday evening-a concert took place at the Pierre Opera House.   Attendees took in western arts and crafts exhibits, vendors, demonstrations...
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