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Pierre School Board Votes to Buy Property for New School in Northeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre School Board members voted last night to approve the purchase of a 10.57 acre plot of land in northeast Pierre on which the district’s new elementary school will be built.  After visiting in executive session Tuesday evening, the board gave the okay to move forward with a purchase...
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Tidball Says This Will be His Last Term as Fort Pierre Mayor

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saying “he’s had a good run” and “it’s time to turn the reins over to somebody else”, Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball made it official yesterday that he plans to wrap up his time in the Mayor’s office next year and doesn’t plan to run for re-election.  Tidball...
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Fort Pierre Councilmember to Run for City Mayor in 2014

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre City Councilmember has announced her intention to seek the Mayor’s seat for Fort Pierre next year.  Current Mayor Sam Tidball has already stated he doesn’t plan to run for re-election.  Gloria Hanson said yesterday that she decided to run to lead the city for a...
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ATF and Firearms Industry Offer Reward in Miller Firearms Theft

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – (DRG News) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the National Shooting Sports Foundation have joined to set up a reward for information that results in the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Midwest Supply Store in Miller.  About 24 long...
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G F & P Says It Could Take a Few Months to Determine if Recent Storm Caused Wildlife Deaths

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Game officials in South Dakota say there have likely been some wildlife losses as a result of the early fall blizzard in western South Dakota-but the extent of that loss is not yet known.  Chad Switzer, Terrestrial Wildlife Administrator in the Game, Fish and Parks’ Wildlife Division says pheasant...
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SD Bankers Urge End to Credit Union Tax Breaks

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Bankers Association wants Congress to eliminate tax exemptions for credit unions and the Farm Credit System. The Bankers Association says those tax exemptions have outlived their initial purpose and deprive local, state and national governments of tax revenue. Bankers Association President Curt Everson tells the Argus...
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Montana Man Starts ‘Heifers for SD’ to Help Ranchers

MILES CITY, Mont. (AP) – A Montana rancher says more than 130 heifers have been donated to South Dakota ranchers who lost cattle in this month’s devastating blizzard and need to replenish their herds. Ty Linger, of Miles City, Mont., set up the “Heifers for S. Dakota” Facebook page in an effort to get...
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UBS Holding Blood Drives in Area and Especially Asking for Type O-Negative Blood Donors

UNDATED – (DRG News) United Blood Services is holding two blood drives this week in Fort Pierre and Pierre-with a focus on attracting those with type O-negative blood.  Abbie Titze, spokesperson for United Blood Services says O-negative blood can be used for those with other blood types and she says the demand for O-negative...
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Docs Frustrated with Move to Electronic Records

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Doctors aren’t pushing for a return to paper but say they’re frustrated with the transition to electronic health records. South Dakota State Medical Association president Dr. Daniel Heinemann says the busy work required of them now adds about an hour to their day. He tells the Argus Leader that...
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SD Teacher of the Year to be Announced Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota teacher of the year will be announced Thursday at a state education conference. The teacher of the year will be selected from five finalists who have already been chosen to represent different areas of the state because of their outstanding work. This year’s finalists are Mindy Foltz...
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