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Eagle Butte Man Arrested After Standoff Charged in Federal Court with Six Firearms Related Felony Offenses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man made his initial appearance in federal court in Pierre late this afternoon following his arrest early today.  27-year-old Jason Todd Garreau was taken into custody early this morning following an approximate nine-hour long standoff with law enforcement.  Garreau was being sought as part of an...
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Critic: Immigration Program Draws Marginal Projects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A longtime critic of an immigration program that draws foreign investment in exchange for green card qualifications says the program tends to draw marginal business opportunities that have trouble securing regular financing. Funds from the EB-5 program helped spur the construction of Northern Beef Packers, an idled South Dakota...
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Police Chief Talks About Thursday’s Standoff in Pierre-Investigation Continues

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An investigation continues, led by federal and state authorities, following a standoff that occurred in a northern Pierre neighborhood Thursday.  Pierre Police Chief Bob Grandpre says a person who was being sought for questioning in a Wednesday chase with law enforcement, which resulted in one man being shot in...
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Casey Tibbs Center to Host Annual Tribute Dinner Saturday Night

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The annual Casey Tibbs Foundation Tribute Dinner will be held tomorrow at the Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.  This is the 24th year for the event, which celebrates and honors the accomplishments of South Dakota cowboys, cowgirls, families and rodeo animals.  Center Director Cindy Bahe...
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State Veterinarian Says Ranchers Should Call Helpline for Assistance with Dead Stock in Waterways-Final Producer Meeting to be Tomorrow in Philip

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The sixth in a series of meetings that have been scheduled for South Dakota ranch families in western South Dakota will be held tomorrow in Philip.  The gatherings have been set up by the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association, SD Farm Bureau, SD Farmers Union, and SD Stockgrowers Association.  They...
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PACO Names Honorees for Philanthropy Day Luncheon to be November 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Charitable Organization (PACO) has named the list of those to be honored at next week’s annual Philanthropy Day luncheon.  This year’s “Outstanding Volunteer Fund Raiser” is Dr. Tad Perry, who was nominated by the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area.  One of his fundraising...
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Saturday Designated “National Bison Day” by Senate

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Saturday has been designated “National Bison Day” under a U.S. Senate resolution sponsored by western lawmakers. The measure is intended to promote the cultural and economic contributions of bison in the United States. It was introduced by Wyoming Republican Sen. Michael Enzi and passed by unanimous consent. Bison advocates in...
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Expert: Shutdown Hurt Midwest Business Conditions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states has dropped after rising the previous two months. The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index plunged to a growth neutral 50.0 in October from 54.8 in September. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the partial government...
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SD Hunger Relief Organization Raising $6 Million

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Feeding South Dakota hunger relief organization is launching a $6 million statewide capital campaign to boost facilities and services. The organization is trying to reach a goal of providing 16 million meals by 2020 – an increase of about 5 million meals from what’s provided now throughout the...
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Pierre Police Department Releases Information on Thursday Standoff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Here is an update from the Pierre Police Department on Thursday’s standoff in Pierre: As part of an ongoing Federal investigation into a shooting North of Ft. Thompson on 10-30-2013, a suspect was located at a residence in Pierre, SD in the afternoon hours of 10-31-13. In the process...
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