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Pierre Police at Site of Reported Standoff in North Pierre Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police and other law enforcement agencies remain at the site tonight of a reported standoff in the area of North Highland Avenue. Officials have been at the scene since mid-afternoon today. Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre said earlier tonight that the situation is still ongoing. Yesterday, law enforcers...
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SD Governor Asks for Blizzard Disaster Declaration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s governor has asked for a presidential disaster declaration for 14 counties and two American Indian reservations hit by an early October blizzard. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s request is for public assistance in those counties, snow removal help in six counties that had record snowfalls, debris removal and disaster unemployment...
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Pierre PD Advising Citizens to Avoid Northern Pierre Neighborhood as They Handle Unknown Incident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is advising local citizens that a “major incident” has been unfolding this afternoon in a northern Pierre neighborhood.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster is asking that people stay away from the area in the 1000 blocks of North Euclid Avenue and Highland Avenue for the...
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Two Pierre Men Arrested Following Burglary at Convenience Store

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Pierre men were arrested this morning after an investigation into a burglary that occurred at Cowboy Country Store on North Euclid Avenue.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that officers were dispatched to the convenience store about 3:35 a.m. this morning where a burglary alarm was sounding.  Officers...
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Happy Halloween!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s Halloween!  We hope you have a safe and enjoyable evening with your little ghosts and goblins.   Motorists are being advised to drive with care-as youngsters prepare to get out and around for trick or treating.  Shown below are a few photos from Tuesday’s Downtown Pierre Trick or Treat...
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APNewsBreak: Feds Looking Into SD Beef Plant

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Associated Press has learned that federal authorities are investigating the finances of a bankrupt beef plant and a federal immigration program that supplied much of its funding. Northern Beef Packers’ former general partner and its former construction engineer tell AP they’ve been questioned by federal investigators about the...
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FBI Searching for Man Wanted for Questioning in Law Enforcement Chase and Shooting

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted for questioning about a vehicle chase with law enforcement that occurred east of Pierre Wednesday afternoon.  An FBI official says authorities are searching for Jason Garreau.  They want to talk to him in connection...
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Work Has Started to Clean and Restore Stained Glass Panels from Capitol Rotunda Dome

UNDATED – (DRG News) Some of the stained glass sections from the rotunda dome of the South Dakota State Capitol are in now the process of being cleaned and restored.  A previous assessment done on the glass throughout the Capitol found that age, gravity and design weaknesses had taken their toll since the glass...
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Governor and First Lady to Welcome Trick-or-Treaters for Halloween This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard and First Lady Linda Daugaard will be giving out Halloween treats to children who come to the Governor’s Mansion to trick-or-treat tonight.  The Governor says in a press release that he and the First Lady look forward to having trick-or-treaters and their families come to the...
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Lane Closures to Take Place in Area of Ree Street and Sioux Avenue Intersection

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will be closing various portions of the intersection at Ree Street and Sioux Avenue during the day today.  Ryan Grant, City of Pierre Electric Department Superintendent says the lane closures will alternate throughout the project and the work may extend into Friday.   The lane closures...
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