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John Lopez at Installation for Governor Mellette Statue July 19, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Statue Artist Talks About Arthur Mellette Statue and TOG Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Friday brought the installation of two more statues in Pierre which depict past South Dakota Governors.  Art pieces honoring former Governors Arthur Mellette and Frank Farrar were put in place at two locations in Pierre on Friday morning.  The first to be added to what is being called the...
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State Historical Society and Smithsonian Holding Teachers Workshop This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A four day teacher workshop, led by a Smithsonian EdLab educator will be held this week at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.  The workshop is sponsored in part by the Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society, and features the theme “Mission Possible: Teaching in the 21st...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

Attorney General Warns of Transient Paving and Roofing Scams Targeting the State

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota consumers and business owners are being reminded about transient paving and roofing scams that are targeting the state.  Attorney General Marty Jackley says the Consumer Protection Division and local Law Enforcement across the state have been getting complaints about out-of-state transients going door-to-door promising low estimates; supposedly...
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Nebraska Man Arrested Friday in Pierre for Two Separate Incidents

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Nebraska man was arrested Friday morning for two separate incidents.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to Griffin Park Friday morning about 8:30 a.m. where they were told someone was trying to shut off working sprinklers.  Park staff had indicated that the person was acting...
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2013 Harley Raffle Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club and Chamber

Winner of Annual Harley Raffle for Boys and Girls Club and Chamber to be Determined Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This Thursday brings the annual Harley Giveaway Picnic to the Steamboat Park Picnic Shelter in Pierre. Each year; tickets are raffled off for a new motorcycle, with the funds going to the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area and the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  This year,...
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New Judge Named to Fourth Circuit in South Dakota

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A new judge has been appointed to the Fourth Judicial Circuit in South Dakota. The South Dakota Supreme Court has approved the appointment of Eric Strawn as a part-time magistrate judge for the Fourth Circuit. The Fourth Circuit covers the counties of Butte, Dewey, Harding, Lawrence, Meade, Perkins and Ziebach....
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Update: Winner House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Four people remain hospitalized after being seriously injured during a house explosion in Winner that authorities believe was due to a faulty propane line. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. on Friday. Five people were hurt, and four were transported to a Minneapolis burn...
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Northern SD Beef Plant Files Bankruptcy Protection

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen says the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Aberdeen Attorney Rory King tells KSFY television that the filing took place Friday afternoon. The company’s employees were told last week that their paychecks would be delayed. The slaughter plant laid off...
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Two Boys Ranch Runaways Caught in Lyman County After Vehicle Chase

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say two runaways from a Sioux Falls-area ranch for troubled boys have been caught after leading authorities on chases involving a stolen vehicle. The Argus Leader reports that the boys were apprehended Monday morning in Lyman County. Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says he got the call at...
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South Dakota House Explosion Injures Five

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say five people were injured after a house exploded in Winner. The Daily Republic reports that the blast occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Friday. The explosion is believed to be propane-related. Four of the victims were transported to a Minneapolis burn unit. One woman was released from a local...
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