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SD Congressional Delegation Like Syria Consult

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Members of South Dakota’s congressional delegation generally like President Obama’s decision to consult with Congress before carrying out military strikes against Syria. The president has said he will seek congressional backing for limited strikes against Syria for allegedly using chemical weapons. The Argus Leader reports that Democratic Sen. Tim...
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Pierre’s Subterranean Vaults Disappear

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The changes happening as part of the reconstruction of Dakota Avenue in Pierre go deeper than most drivers will notice. In some cases, 10 feet deeper. As the city rebuilds the street, it’s also taking the opportunity to fill in the numerous, decades-old subterranean vaults that exist along some of...
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SD Legislature Looks for Interns for 2014 Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is looking for 22 college students to serve as interns during the 2014 legislative session that starts in January. Authorities say the internship program is designed so students can gain a better understanding of government processes while they provide assistance to state lawmakers. Interns help legislative...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in ‘Powerball’ Game August 31, 2013

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Saturday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 02-07-25-40-56, Powerball: 20 Estimated jackpot: $142 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Unveiling of Sign at Future Home of Riverwalk Landing

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new sign was uncovered August 29 at the site of what will be the home for Fort Pierre’s newest development, Riverwalk Landing.  Shown here are Mark and Glennis Zarecky and supporters of the project, as they show the new sign to a group who gathered for the...
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South Dakota Pheasant Brood Count Down 64 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A tally of young pheasants across South Dakota indicates the bird numbers are down 64 percent from last year, a tumble blamed on months of persistent drought in 2012, a cold and wet spring this year and less bird habitat. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department released its...
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SD Guard Recruits Despite Furloughs, Budget Cuts

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard is recruiting new members even as its full-time soldiers are required to take furloughs because of federal budget cuts. Lt. Col. Kory Knight, who heads the Recruiting and Retention Command, told the Rapid City Journal that the Guard still needs people to join....
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Pierre Church Organizing A Second Feed My Starving Children Event-Requesting Volunteers to Help

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre church is requesting volunteers for an event it will hold in about a week in which it will produce 100,000 life-saving meals. Last year, Community Bible Church at 1516 North Harrison packed more than 100,000 MannaPack meals, which were eventually shipped to Haiti. This year, the church...
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Celebration Held Thursday to Note Further Steps Forward on Riverwalk Landing Project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A celebration was held yesterday near the site of what will become the home to Fort Pierre’s newest development; Riverwalk Landing. The project will include a marina, marina operations building, restaurant, convention center, commercial space and more. Mark and Glennis Zarecky of Midwest Construction and Development have been...
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PFD Called After Gas Line Hit This Morning in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was called to the report of a gas leak along North Garfield Avenue this morning.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says a service line leading into Midwest Construction’s building (the former EconoFoods store) was hit by someone doing trenching work about 8:50 a.m. this morning. ...
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