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Pierre School Board to Look at Bids Received Last Week for Two of Three Surplus Properties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will look over bids that were opened last week for district properties which were recently declared surplus.  At a meeting later today, the board will look at four bids that were offered for two of three surplus properties.  The district declared the McKinley and Washington...
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Fire Leaves Damage in One Apartment at Capitol Bell Apartments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One apartment was left with about $5,000 damage after a smoldering fire occurred last night in one unit of a Pierre apartment complex. Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the fire was reported about 8:10 p.m. at Capitol Bell Apartments at 725 East Wells Avenue. He says heavy smoke...
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City of Pierre Closing Segments of Capitol During Water Main Replacement Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Effective today, the City of Pierre has closed a segment of Capitol Avenue from Madison to Monroe Avenues as a water main replacement project gets underway.  Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the city says traffic will be detoured a block south or one block north of the...
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Dupree Post Office Temporarily Closed Due to Mold

UNDATED – (DRG News) Patrons that utilize the Dupree Post Office are being notified that the facility has been temporarily closed due to mold.  Pete Nowacki, spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service says the mold presence was noticeable and it was decided that something needed to be done for the safety of customers and...
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SDHP Says Warrant Issued for Man Involved in Crash That Killed Two-Including a Pierre Man

PICKSTOWN, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Highway Patrol says alcohol was involved in a fatal crash near Pickstown that killed two researchers with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Charles Mix County prosecutor Thomas Deadrick said Monday than an arrest warrant was issued for Ronald Ray Fischer Jr. on two counts of vehicular...
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Tribal Health Summit Next Month in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Tribal leaders and public health care professionals will gather in Aberdeen next month for the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Summit. This is the third year for the event. It will be held Aug. 6-7 in Aberdeen. The focus of the summit will be maternal and child health. Discussions about...
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USDA Says Rainy, Warm Weather Continues to Boost SD Crops

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Scattered rain and above-normal temperatures continued to boost crop development in South Dakota over the past week. The Agriculture Department says in its latest crop and weather report that there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork on average. Topsoil moisture supplies are rated 4 percent very short, 21 percent...
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SD Lottery Officials Warn of Mega Millions Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Lottery officials are warning players not to be taken in by a scam that promises them winnings from a second-chance Mega Millions drawing. The Lottery has been notified by more than a dozen lotto or scratch-ticket winners who have received telephone calls from someone claiming to be from...
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Local Woman Who Gave to TOG Project Pleased with Mellette Statue She Helped Fund

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the donors for a statue that was put up Friday as part of the Trail of Governors project says she is pleased with how the artwork looks now that it’s displayed in Pierre.  April and Matthew Smart donated $34,000 for Governor Arthur Mellette’s statue.   It was erected...
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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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