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Rain Amounts Vary in Central and Western SD Locations

UNDATED – (DRG News) Several different rain amounts were called into KGFX this morning, as the early part of this work week brings more precipitation to parts of the state.  The National Weather Service says the Pierre Regional Airport received 1.00” of rain within the past 24 hours-through 7:00 a.m. this morning.  Other central...
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October 21 is Deadline for Pierre Residents to Remove Campers, Trailers from Streets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is reminding local residents that all boat trailers, homemade trailers, campers and other similar items should be removed from the City of Pierre streets within the next few days.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says getting the trailers and campers from streets will help City...
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Mount Rushmore Reopens, Sees Thousands of Tourists

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Tourists are once again flocking to Mount Rushmore National Memorial in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. National parks have been closed since Oct. 1 because of the partial government shutdown, but South Dakota and several corporate donors worked out a deal with the National Park Service to reopen...
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Pierre Man Rescued by Strangers After Boat Mishap

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Pierre man is thanking three strangers for coming to his rescue when he fell out of a boat while fishing on the Oahe Dam tailrace. Marty Javurek says he was fishing with a friend Saturday when their boat hit something and he was thrown into water about 15 feet...
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Heavy Rainfall Setting Records in South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Wet weather is setting records across South Dakota. National Weather Service reports show Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Pierre, Huron, Mitchell, Aberdeen and Yankton set daily rainfall records for Oct. 14 Monday. Some areas in eastern South Dakota got about 3 inches of rain. Totals were lower in the west,...
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About 1,800 Still Without Power from Fall Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – About 1,800 electric customers in western South Dakota remain without power from an autumn storm that dumped several feet of snow, and more is falling. Black Hills Power says about 200 of its customers still don’t have electricity but most should by midweek. West River electric cooperatives say an...
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Trial Set for SD Woman Accused of Embezzling

GREGORY, S.D. (AP) – A woman accused of embezzling from the Gregory Farmers Elevator has been scheduled for trial in February. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika is accused of stealing more than $17,000 from the elevator while she was the business manager. She has pleaded not guilty. The Daily Republic reports that she faces seven counts...
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Monday Scoreboard

High School Volleyball Bennett County def. Cody-Kilgore, Neb., 25-9, 25-16, 25-20 Bridgewater-Emery def. Colman-Egan, 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 Clark/Willow Lake def. Lake Preston, 18-25, 25-17, 4-25, 25-19, 15-10 Deubrook def. Great Plains Lutheran, 25-17, 25-15, 25-12 Elk Point-Jefferson def. South Sioux City, Neb., 25-19, 25-17, 25-16 Grant County, N.D. def. Lemmon, 25-13, 25-19, 25-19 Madison...
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South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Held in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Sunday brought the annual South Dakota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service to Capitol Lake in Pierre.  The event is organized in part by the South Dakota Firefighters Association.  In addition to a display of trucks from the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments, there were firefighters present from departments from...
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Pierre Man Honored for Tree Planting Efforts by SDPRA

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Parks and Recreation Association recently honored a Pierre man for his work to help the city re-plant trees that were lost to the 2011 flood.  Larry Weiss, former Pierre City Commissioner and retired SD Department of Transportation employee, received the SDPRA Individual Citation Award earlier this...
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