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June 26, 2013 Fire at Capital Sports (Courtesy Photo)

Cause of Fire Behind Pierre Business Undetermined

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The cause of a fire, that burned along the exterior of the alley side wall of a Pierre business last night is considered undetermined.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the fire at Capital Sports on South Pierre Street, started in cardboard boxes which were placed just outside the...
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DLRF to Hold Annual Summer Field Day Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota State University’s Dakota Lakes Research Farm will hold its annual Summer Field Day later on this afternoon.  The farm is located 17 miles east of Pierre along Highway 34.  The not-for-profit Dakota Lakes Research Farm Corporation manages the production enterprise and owns the land, the facilities and...
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Fire at Capital City Sports June 26, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Alleyside Exterior of Downtown Pierre Building Scorched in Wednesday Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre firefighters spent almost two hours at the site of a fire that started in the back of one of the downtown businesses.  The fire was first noted about 6:30 p.m. as flames were noted in cardboard stored behind Capital Sports at 361 South Pierre Street.  Pierre Fire Chief...
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Sioux Avenue Road Surface Getting Minor Repairs

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists that travel Pierre’s Sioux Avenue continue to notice orange construction markers along the road, as maintenance work is being done this summer on the busy street. Dean VanDeWiele-Department of Transportation Area Engineer in Pierre says in recent weeks, workers have been repairing some small breaks on a segment...
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Obama Announces New Council for Native Americans

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Citing a history of mistreatment that has hurt Indians, President Barack Obama has established a White House Council on Native American Affairs to promote a healthier relationship among the United States and tribal governments. The leaders of 30 federal departments and agencies will serve on the council, which is charged...
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Deadwood Gaming Numbers Hit Plateau

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – Gaming revenue in Deadwood may have leveled off after several months of steep declines. The Rapid City Journal reports that total wagers in May fell by $3.9 million from the same month in 2012. But gross revenues declined by only 1.6 percent, to $9.39 million. The South Dakota Gaming Commission says...
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SD Program Awards Grants to Boost Internet Service

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota program has awarded more than $150,000 in technology grants to improve Internet service in 18 libraries, schools and other facilities across the state. The South Dakota Broadband Initiative uses federal money to make the grants. Jim Edman, who manages the project as deputy commissioner of the state...
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Winning Numbers Drawn in June 26 ‘Powerball’ Game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The winning numbers in Wednesday evening’s drawing of the “Powerball” game were: 01-18-33-39-46, Powerball: 33 Estimated jackpot: $40 million Online: Multi-State Lottery Association: http://www.powerball.com/
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Health Care Workers Discuss Medicaid Expansion

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Access to health care professionals and reimbursement options were among the topics discussed at a meeting of a state task force studying the possibility of expanding Medicaid in South Dakota. The 29-member panel appointed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard is made up of lawmakers, medical facilities directors and other health...
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Annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up Coming July 10

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) July 10 will bring the annual Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up to the Pierre area.  Organizers are putting together a list of volunteers to pick up litter and debris along the river as part of the cleanup day.  Last year, nearly 5,000 pounds of debris was collected within a...
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