Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Daugaard Directs Producers to Helpline

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has had two opportunities this week to see the devastation suffered by several livestock producers as a result of the recent snowstorm in western parts of the state.  Daugaard took a driving tour to select locations on Tuesday and yesterday, joined U.S. Senator John Thune and...
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This Sunday There is a Benefit to Raise Money for McKenna Lea Eisenbeisz From Bowdle

Bowdle, S.D.- (KOLY) Coming up this Sunday, October 13th there is a benefit meal & raffle to raise money for McKenna Lea Eisenbeisz. McKenna is the daughter of Miles and Lori Eisenbeisz of Bowdle. McKenna was diagnosed with a sub-cerebellar posterior fossa arachnoid cyst on May 10, 2013. She underwent surgery on July 24,...
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National Weather Service

NWS Says Heavy Rain Follows Blizzard in Western Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Residents of western South Dakota and southwestern North Dakota are bracing for heavy rain and strong winds a week after a major early fall blizzard. The system moving into the region on Friday could bring a couple inches of rain and winds gusting to 65 mph. The National Weather...
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Daugaard and Thune Fly Over Area Hit by Blizzard

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and U.S. Sen. John Thune flew over areas hard hit by a weekend snowstorm that killed thousands of animals. They did an aerial assessment of the blizzard damage and livestock losses Thursday afternoon. State officials estimate at least 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock died, but...
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Bill Janklow

Portraits of Former Governor Janklow to be Unveiled

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The official portraits of former Gov. Bill Janklow will be unveiled Nov. 15 before they are permanently installed in the South Dakota Capitol building in Pierre. The family of the late governor commissioned Watertown artist Joshua Spies to paint the two official portraits of Janklow. One will represent Janklow’s first...
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SD AG’s Office Investigating Pierre Officer’s Use of Taser on Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State investigators will determine if a Pierre police officer’s use of a Taser on an 8-year-old girl amounted to excessive force. Chief Bob Grandpre says he and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner asked for the outside review of Friday’s incident. He says his department’s initial review showed the officers...
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South Dakota Perspective Scheduled for Monday Afternoon on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The October broadcast of South Dakota Perspective will be on the air on Monday afternoon. Join select affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network as we bring you the monthly program starting at 2:05 p.m. Our first guest will be the Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations-J.R....
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Officials Say Wednesday’s Lockdown Drills at Pierre Schools Went Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Lockdown drills were conducted yesterday at Pierre’s public schools.  The Pierre School District worked with local law enforcers from the Pierre Police Department and the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office in setting up the lockdown drills.  The drills are held to give students and school staff a chance to practice...
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Cultural Heritage Center

Fire Burns Less Than an Acre of Grass Surrounding Cultural Heritage Center Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire outside the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre burned some grass around the building but did not damage any parts of the mostly underground structure.  The Pierre Fire Department was summoned to the fire about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the fire started on the...
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Help Line Set Up for Producers and Other South Dakotans Hurt by Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced today that those impacted by the recent western South Dakota snow storm can call a helpline for answers to various storm related questions.  Producers living in Harding, Perkins, Ziebach, Shannon, Jackson, Jones, Bennett and Mellette counties should call 877-708-4357.  Those in other...
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