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Man Rescued After Falling Into Water Near Causeway This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rescue Squad was summoned this morning to the report that a person was in the water near the LaFramboise Island Causeway and assistance was needed.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says rescuers were called about 11:40 a.m. and they were told that a fisherman was in the...
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Noem Applauds Flood Risk Communication Provisions in House Water Resources Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem announced yesterday that provisions in the House Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) will require the Corps of Engineers to better communicate flood risk on the Missouri River.  The flood risk communication provisions are based on legislation that Noem introduced in May of...
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Construction on New Apartment Complex to Start Soon in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) By this time next year, Pierre will be home to a new apartment complex.  Two companies are working together to bring what will be called “Prairie Vista Apartments” to Pierre.  The announcement for the new $7.8 million dollar project was made yesterday by Skunk Creek Developers, which is an...
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CACS Planning Event Monday as Part of National Recovery Month

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This month is being recognized as National Recovery Month-to highlight the work being done by many to recover, prevent and treat substance abuse and mental disorders.  Locally, Capital Area Counseling Service is noting the month and is planning a celebration and picnic for next week to pay tribute to...
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Stanley County Schools to Hold a Meningitis Vaccine Clinic Later This Month

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County Schools will have a Meningitis Vaccine Clinic for students from the ages of 11-18 years old on September 25.  The district has announced that the clinic will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Stanley County School in the 6-12 gymnasium.  The vaccine clinic...
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Eagle Butte Man Charged in Federal Court with Second Degree Murder

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Second Degree Murder.  30-year-old Jared Slader was indicted Tuesday and appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno on Wednesday.  He has pleaded not guilty to the indictment.  The allegations are the result of an incident on...
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Hunters Can Help the Hungry with Clean Out Your Freezer Event Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A “Clean Out Your Freezer” game meat food drive is scheduled for tomorrow in Pierre.  Hunters who need to clear freezer room for this year’s deer, antelope, elk and other game harvest can help South Dakotans in need by donating game meat to the South Dakota Sportsmen Against Hunger...
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United Blood Services Blood Drive Being Held in Pierre Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding a blood drive in Pierre today.  The blood drive is underway until 4:30 p.m. and is being held at the Family Center for Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church at the intersection of Euclid and Broadway Avenues.  They are welcoming walk-ins today, but for...
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State to Break Ground on New Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs plans to break ground later this month on a new veterans home in Hot Springs. A ceremony at the site of the current Michael J. Fitzmaurice State Veterans Home campus is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. MDT. Scheduled speakers include...
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SIDS Down in SD in 2012, Infant Mortality Still Up

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of deaths in South Dakota attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome was at its lowest level ever in 2012, but the state’s infant mortality rate still rose. The state Health Department says there were six SIDS deaths in 2012, well below the 13-year median of 9 deaths. However,...
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