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NWS: No Major Flooding Expected from Melting SD Snow

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – No major flooding is expected from melting snow as western South Dakota emerges from an early fall storm that blanketed the region with up to 4 feet or more of snow. National Weather Service hydrologist Melissa Smith in Rapid City says the area was dry before last weekend’s storm, so...
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Last Suspect in Reservation Drug Ring Sentenced

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The last of eight people charged in a violent drug ring on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in the Dakotas has been sentenced to federal prison. The American News reports 22-year-old Andrew Kills Crow was sentenced to 51 months, or a little more than four years behind bars on counts...
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Third Public Hearing on Proposed SD Raw Milk Rules

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota agriculture officials are holding a third public hearing Wednesday on proposed rules covering the production, testing and labeling of raw milk offered for sale. State agriculture officials say the regulations are necessary to ensure safety. Raw milk producers and customers say they’d impose too many restrictions. A...
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Custer Buffalo Roundup Matches Past Turnout of 14K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous five years. Though attendance was steady for the 48th annual roundup on Sept. 27, fewer people attended the arts festival held the following weekend....
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City of Pierre Celebrates Improvements to Griffin Park Tennis Courts Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With games going on in the background as part of the ESD Girls Tennis Tournament, local officials and volunteers gathered yesterday morning to celebrate the completion of improvement work at Pierre’s Griffin Park tennis facility.  The six courts at Griffin Park were completely resurfaced and blended lines were added.  ...
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Officials Show Off Improvements at the Native Plant Arboretum in Southeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An event was held at Pierre’s Native Plant Arboretum yesterday to note some recent improvements at the southeast Pierre facility.  Dan McCormick-Chairman of the Pierre City Arbor Board says the arboretum has been in Pierre since the late 1980’s and initially, was just a woodland area full of Siberian...
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Contract Awarded to Start Dredging Work at LaFramboise Ramp to Get Ramp Reopened

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A contract was awarded late last week to do dredging work at the LaFramboise Boat Ramp-along the causeway that connects Pierre to the nearby LaFramboise Island.  Al Nedved, Assistant Director for the Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Division of Parks and Recreation says funding through its Capital Development Budget...
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Wakpala Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in 2008 Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wakpala man accused in a September 2008 beating death has pleaded not guilty in federal court to second-degree murder and assault. Twenty-five-year-old Stoney End of Horn is accused of beating Pauline Brave Crow in rural Wakpala, causing a head injury that killed her. Court documents do not indicate the...
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Planes Search for Hunters Possibly Lost by Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be lost in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it had two calls earlier but they turned out to be people operating snow...
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Group: SD Has 2nd-Lowest Drug Overdose Death Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A public health group says South Dakota has the second-lowest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. According to the report by the Trust for America’s Health, 6.3 of every 100,000 people in the state died from a drug overdose in 2010. The document says prescription drug related deaths now...
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