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McLaughlin Woman Sentenced For Larceny

PIERRE, S.D. – (USDOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, woman convicted of Larceny was sentenced on December 30, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Tabitha Good House, age 27, was sentenced to 5 years of unsupervised probation, $16,761 in restitution, and a $100 special assessment to...
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McLaughlin Man Sentenced For Assault Resulting In Serious Bodily Injury

PIERRE, S.D. – (USDOJ) United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a McLaughlin, South Dakota, man convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury was sentenced on December 30, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Lehi James Demarrias, Sr., age 31, was sentenced to 57 months in custody, 3 years of Supervised...
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Investigation Into Wednesday Fire Rules the Blaze Accidental-Pierre Man in Home Hospitalized in St. Paul

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Deputy Fire Chief says the investigation into a Wednesday fire at a Pierre home is complete.  The blaze at 1319 West Capitol was reported about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.  A man in the home, identified as 41-year-old Mike Zolnowsky, escaped the fire but suffered burns and injuries.  Deputy Chief...
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Pierre PD Says Semi Truck Damaged Following Collision with Pierre Train Bridge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Texas driver’s semi truck was damaged yesterday after the unit struck the train bridge in Pierre.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that a semi cab had collided with the train bridge in central Pierre about 6:15 a.m. Thursday morning.  Blemaster says 27-year-old Jose Cresp...
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Wind and Winter Weather Advisories Now Mentioned in Forecasts in DRG Listening Area Through Saturday Morning

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Wind Advisory for several counties, including Stanley, Sully, Hughes, Hyde, Hand, Jones, Lyman and Buffalo.  The advisory is in effect from 6:00 p.m. Central this evening to 6:00 a.m. Central Saturday morning.  The NWS says the area can expect strong...
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Sunday to Bring Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at New Stanley County Elementary School

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be held Sunday at Stanley County’s new Elementary School.  The $4.3 million dollar building will officially open to elementary students next week following the Christmas break.  Ground was broken for the 36,594 square foot building in October of 2012.  It...
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Four SD Teachers Earn Education’s Top Honor in 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A teacher from the Winner School District is one of four South Dakota classroom teachers to join more than 4,000 educators across the country who achieved National Board Certification in 2013.  Educators receive National Board Certification through a rigorous assessment of their teaching skills and content knowledge.  It takes...
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December 2013 Brings Colder, Snowier Than Normal Conditions to Parts of State

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says last month brought bitter cold and snow to much of central and northeast South Dakota. A report from the NWS in Aberdeen indicates that December was among the top ten coldest at locations from Pierre, to Kennebec, Mobridge and Timber Lake in the state’s...
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Buyer of DM&E West End to Keep All Parts Open

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An official of the company buying the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern railroad line says the company will keep all parts of the line open. Canadian Pacific is selling the line to Genesee & Wyoming Inc. for about $210 million. The deal includes 660 miles of track...
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Travel Conditions Difficult In Much of Eastern South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – (SD Department of Transportation) State officials are cautioning travelers that blowing snow and warming temperatures are creating icy conditions on many state highways, especially Interstate 90 in central and eastern South Dakota, and highways east of the James River Valley, including I-29 in northeastern South Dakota. State officials said there have been...
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