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Fourth of July Festivities Draw Crowds to Various Events Throughout Pierre and Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) Organizers estimate that yesterday’s annual Fourth of July parade in Fort Pierre contained at least 150 entries. The parade lasted over an hour and drew a large crowd to view the event which stretched from the northern side of Fort Pierre’s business district into downtown Fort Pierre. City Superintendent Vern...
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South Dakota Climate Watchers Look at June Weather and Look Ahead to Early July Conditions

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota weather watchers say that the climate outlook for this month is uncertain at this point.  As for June, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist Laura Edwards says northeastern South Dakota counties saw a wet month, however the southwestern corner of the state continued to be much drier than...
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Pierre’s Steamboat Park Amphitheater Officially Welcomed Back into Use with Fourth of July Ribbon Cutting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held last night as Pierre residents celebrated the official reopening of the Steamboat Park amphitheater.  A ceremony was held before the start of last night’s Fourth of July performance for the Capital City Band.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the amphitheater needed plenty of...
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Judge Denies Request for Election on Separate Riverwalk Landing Issues

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge Wednesday turned down a request to put issues linked to the proposed Riverwalk Landing project on Fort Pierre’s Teton Island Development to a public vote.  An election will be held Tuesday to gauge support for the city council’s May 6 decision to make an ordinance change...
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SD Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Stealing from Fire Department

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Mission man accused of stealing money and property from the St. Francis Volunteer Fire Department has been sentenced for larceny. Sixty-two-year-old Harvey LaPointe was sentenced to 1  1/2 years of probation and ordered to pay $4,900 in restitution for the thefts that occurred between August 2009 and December...
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SD Court Upholds Stop in Drunken Driving Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has upheld a South Dakota man’s conviction for drunken driving, ruling that a Highway Patrol trooper had sufficient reason to stop the man after seeing his pickup truck cross a lane marker on the side of the highway. Jason Hett was stopped by a trooper in...
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Suit Seeking Info on Missing Activist Filed in NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – A new lawsuit seeks information on the whereabouts of a civil rights worker who’s been missing since 1973. A Buffalo attorney filed the Freedom of Information suit in federal court in western New York. It seeks any Justice Department records having to do with Ray Robinson, who was last seen...
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Beer

ND Tops in Nation in Beer Shipments Per Capita-SD Rates 4th

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – A new study shows that North Dakota is tops in the nation in beer shipments per capita, if age is taken into account. The analysis was done by the Beer Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based trade association representing brewers, importers and suppliers. It found that nearly 46 gallons of beer were...
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Wheat

Wheat Stocks Up in the Dakotas Over the Year

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Wheat stocks are up significantly in the Dakotas over the year. The Agriculture Department in its latest report says stocks of all types of wheat in North Dakota on June 1 totaled 84.2 million bushels, up 22 percent from 2012. In South Dakota, they totaled 32.2 million bushels, up 37...
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SD Businesses Relieved by Health Insurance Delay

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota employers are relieved that federal officials are delaying by one year penalties for businesses that fail to provide health insurance for their workers. But the Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports that business officials believe the delay still does not clear up worries that the new regulations are...
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