Grass Fire

Controlled Burn Held Monday Near Mickelson Pond in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A controlled burn was organized Monday to clear brush, cattails and other growth near Mickelson Pond in northeast Pierre. The prescribed burn near the pond on the north side of Fourth Street got underway early Monday afternoon and was complete a few hours later. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul...
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Stanley County Courtroom

Pierre Woman Charged with Taking Funds from Her Former Fort Pierre Employer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman is to make an initial appearance in court next month for one count of Grand Theft by Embezzlement and for 46 counts of Forgery.  Both charges are felonies.  58-year-old Joni Kay Boub was the office manager for the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  Court documents indicate that...
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National Weather Service

Mid-Winter Warmth Blanketing the Dakotas, Breaking Records

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the Dakotas, with temperatures climbing into the 50s and 60s. National Weather Service reports show that record-high temperatures were set Monday in Dickinson and Williston in western North Dakota, and in Rapid City in western South Dakota. Bismarck, North Dakota set a record high...
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Dollars and Dollar Sign

$1.4M Available in SD for Hazard Mitigation Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota public safety officials say local governments and nonprofit organizations can now apply for $1.4 million in federal hazard mitigation grants. The money is available as part of the presidential disaster declaration approved for more than a dozen counties and one tribe last summer following a week of severe...
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