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Investigation Underway Into Incident Involving Horses at Fairgrounds

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an incident involving the possible intentional release of horses from pens at the Stanley County Fairgrounds. Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says 37 horses were said to have been let out of their stalls from a barn in the horse race...
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Pigs Perish in Building Fire at Christensen Farms Site Sunday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Hundreds of hogs housed in a building at a commercial pig farm near Pierre perished in a fire that was reported Sunday morning.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department’s Sean Kruger says the fire was reported by a passerby just after six Sunday morning at Christensen Farms, about 6-7 miles northeast...
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Mayer Honored as SD Prosecutor of the Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Deputy Attorney General Robert Mayer has been honored as South Dakota’s prosecutor of the year. The South Dakota State’s Attorneys Association has given the award annually since 2002. Attorney General Marty Jackley says Mayer has been prosecuting crime for more than 30 years throughout the state and has worked tirelessly...
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NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on Fatal Plane Crash Near Highmore

UNDATED – (DRG News) The NTSB has issued a preliminary report on last Sunday’s fatal airplane crash near Highmore.  A Piper PA-32R fixed wing single engine plane was destroyed when it impacted the blade of a wind turbine at a wind farm south of Highmore.  The National Transportation Safety Board report says the crash...
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SD Board: Deer Down, Geese Up for Hunting Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has approved new land acquisition and discussed other steps to support habitats and rebuild populations for some of the state’s wild game. The commission granted approval for the state to acquire 165 acres of land, most of which is in northwest Moody...
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SDSU Extension Forester Says SD Should Prepare for Emerald Ash Borer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An insect that is said to be slowly moving its way across the country-killing ash trees-was the topic of discussion at a meeting this week in Pierre. SDSU Extension Forester, Dr. John Ball, spoke about the Emerald Ash Borer on Wednesday. The pest has been responsible for the loss...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Making False Statements to a Federal Agency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced this week in federal court for Making False Statements to a Federal Agency. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 20-year-old Kelsey Howe was given a sentence of two months in custody, one year of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime...
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Man Found Hanging at Jail Passes Away at Sioux Falls Hospital

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says it received word yesterday that a Fort Pierre man, who was found hanging in his cell at the Hughes County Jail, has died. Sheriff Mike Leidholt says 27-year-old Flint Dahl passed away Thursday morning at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. In a...
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Governor’s Mansion Tours to Resume

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Governor’s Mansion will once again be the location for free weekly tours in the months of June, July and August.  The fourth season of the free weekly tours starts next month.  First Lady Linda Daugaard says she and the Governor are pleased to again open the home to...
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McCahren Trial to be Moved to Tripp County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge ruled yesterday that the trial for a Pierre teen charged in the December 2012 shooting of another local youth will be moved from Hughes County to Tripp County.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren pleaded not guilty to First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault.   He was...
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