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G F & P Commission to Meet Tomorrow and Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will hold its August meeting in Watertown.  The meeting is scheduled for tomorrow and Friday.  During the monthly gathering, commissioners will be finalizing the 2013 Duck and Goose Hunting Seasons, as well as Big Game Depredation and State Game Bird Refuge...
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SDHP Schedules Sobriety Checkpoints in 15 Counties in August

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Another series of sobriety checkpoints has been scheduled in several counties by the South Dakota Highway Patrol for the month of August.  Next month will bring the traffic stops to 15 counties around the state.  Some of the counties on the checkpoint list in August include Stanley, Hughes, Meade...
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Capital City Band’s Season Finale to Feature “Director’s Choice”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital City Band will wrap up the 2013 season with a “Director’s Choice” concert tonight.  This summer’s band season will end with some of Director Larry Johnson’s favorite band compositions.  The featured guest, Michael Pangburn, will sing “God Bless the U.S.A.” and percussionist Diane Kehrwald will perform on...
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Missing South Dakota Inmate Back in Custody

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities in Mitchell have apprehended an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security unit at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Corrections officials say 19-year-old Davis Bull Bear walked away Tuesday night and was caught Wednesday morning. He is serving a five-year sentence on a burglary conviction...
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South Dakota Authorities Search for Missing Inmate

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Authorities are searching for an inmate who walked away from a minimum-security unit at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Corrections officials say 19-year-old Davis Bull Bear was last seen Tuesday night. He is serving a five-year sentence on a burglary conviction in Bennett County.
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Storms Force Some From Homes in South Dakota

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Severe thunderstorms brought hail, strong winds and heavy rain to parts of South Dakota, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. The National Weather Service says flash flooding late Tuesday inundated roads on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The Red Cross says about 300 people were displaced from their homes, though...
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Hughes County Sheriff Voted to Spearhead National Association

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The attorney general of South Dakota, Marty Jackley, says he thinks the state will get a stronger voice in law enforcement issues now that the sheriff of Hughes County has been elected president of the National Sheriffs’ Association. Sheriff Mike Leidholt is 38-year law enforcement veteran who had previously served...
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SD Gets Grant to Train Dislocated Workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation has received a $418,000 federal grant to help train long-term dislocated workers for high-demand occupations. State Labor Secretary Pam Roberts says the department refers people to training that will lead to jobs that pay well. Long-term dislocated workers are defined as those...
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Mayor Gill Talks About Monday Meeting Regarding Future of Pawn Street

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City leaders plan to make a decision shortly on what to do about southeast Pierre’s Pawn Street. The roadway hasn’t been opened to the public in the past few years; since the 2011 flood damaged the nearby softball fields. Pawn Street is an east/west road which runs just north...
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Barb Hespen Named VP of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Martin native has been named the Vice President of Patient Care at Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre. Barb Hespen will assume her new role at the facility on August 12. As VP of Patient Care, Hespen’s responsibilities will include designing and implementing the delivery of patient care. Hespen...
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