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McPherson County Fatal Crash

LEOLA, S.D. – A Leola man died in a one-vehicle crash on 118th Street about two miles west and three miles south of Leola on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Stanley John Schock, 67, was driving a 1996 Chevrolet pickup northbound on 360th Avenue approaching 118th Street when the vehicle left the roadway. It traveled in...
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Pierre Boy’s Case Appealed to Supreme Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Lawyers for a Pierre boy accused of fatally shooting a classmate have followed up a judge’s ruling and appealed to move the case to juvenile court. The South Dakota Supreme Court says it has received an appeal from 17-year-old Braiden McCahren. He pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, attempted first-degree...
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Further Information on Stabbing Still Pending

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yellow tape surrounds a residence in Pierre where police were called last night to the report of a stabbing.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster said Tuesday that law enforcement and emergency medical services were dispatched about 6:45 p.m. to the 400 block of South Ree Street where a stabbing had...
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Annual Chamber Celebration to be Held Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brings the annual celebration for the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  The evening starts with a reception at 5:30 p.m., includes a dinner and more.  Chamber Director Laura Schoen Carbonneau says the evening is a great way for Chamber members to gather to recap the past year, share...
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Consultant and DOT Make Public Presentation on Missouri River Bridge Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting yesterday drew Central South Dakotans interested in learning more about the initial studies tied to the eventual construction of a new bridge between Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The Department of Transportation organized Tuesday’s Missouri River Bridge Replacement Study Public Informational meeting.  Greg Brown of URS Corporation, the...
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Interior Fire Department to Host Community Gathering for Storm Impacted Ranchers as Part of Weekend Feed

INTERIOR, S.D. – (DRG News) The Interior Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a hog roast this weekend and in conjunction with the event on Saturday, November 16-ranch families are being invited to learn about resources available as they rebuild from the impact of last month’s blizzard.  Interior Fire Department Chief Cliff McClure says...
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Hughes/Stanley County Republicans to Meet Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes/Stanley Republicans will meet at noon tomorrow in Pierre.  The guest speaker at Thursday’s meeting will be former South Dakota Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Mike Rounds.  Everyone is welcome to attend the luncheon meeting, which will be held at Jake’s.  Lunch is $10.
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State-Tribal Relations Committee to Meet in Lower Brule Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Legislature’s State-Tribal Relations Committee will meet tomorrow in Lower Brule.  The committee is made up of ten state lawmakers who are appointed to two-year terms.  The committee studies relations between state and local governments and the tribes and their tribal governments.  It also serves as a...
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New Hope Cancer Foundation Receives Donations

MOBRIDGE, S.D – (DRG News) New Hope Cancer Foundation in Mobridge, S.D. recently received two different donations. The first donation came from Allen M. Deraney in the amount of $5000.00.  Allen was at the Professional Bull Riders World Finals Fan Zone in Las Vegas, N.V. where he bid and won a Lambert Vest.  Here is...
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Sioux Tribe to Discuss Black Hills Negotiations

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council next week plans to discuss whether to reopen negotiations with the federal government over compensation for the taking of the Black Hills in the 1800s. The federal government in 1980 reached a $102 million settlement with nine tribes. The tribes refused to accept the...
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