South Dakota Outline

SD Parole Completion Rates Jump Significantly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say the state’s prison population has remained flat this year and more offenders are completing their parole thanks to landmark public safety reforms passed in 2013. A public safety council tasked with examining the effects of the Public Safety Improvement Act released its findings Tuesday. It shows...
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November 12 Press Briefing on November 11, 2014 Fire

Crews Putting Out Hot Spots at Capitol Inn-Authorities Talk About Fire at Press Briefing

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s expected that firefighters will spend most of today at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre, where a fire that broke out late yesterday afternoon destroyed much of the structure. The fire was reported in one of the rooms at the facility about 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Pierre firefighters...
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Capitol Inn and Suites Fire November 11

Red Cross Assisting Victims of Capitol Inn and Suites Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some firefighters remain at the Capitol Inn and Suites in Pierre this morning where a fire broke out late yesterday afternoon. Fire crews have been working to put out small flare-ups at the site this morning. The fire was first reported around 4 p.m. Tuesday and the blaze displaced...
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Train Tracks

Foxx, South Dakota Officials Talk Transportation

PUKWANA, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx visited South Dakota to discuss transportation initiatives, including a previously awarded $12 million federal grant for railway repairs that will increase grain-shipping capacity. Foxx, U.S. Sen. John Thune and Gov. Dennis Daugaard on Tuesday rode over sections of track that was repaired with federal help...
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