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Tornado Drills Planned Wednesday Morning for Hughes and Stanley Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although today looks wintry, organizers are planning a drill this week to prepare for summer storms that are sure to pop up in the coming months.  A tornado drill is going to be held in Hughes and Stanley counties on Wednesday.  Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the drill will...
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Pierre Rural Fire Department Called to Report of Smoke in Rural Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department was called overnight to the report of a smoky smell in rural Hughes County.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says firefighters were summoned to Mallard Place, located just off Highway 1804 south of Spring Creek.  Roggow says a resident reported the smell of...
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Faith Receives Grant for Community Storm Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Faith is receiving a grant it will use to build a multi-use community safe room which will serve as a public shelter against severe storms.  Nicole Prince, Hazard Mitigation Officer for the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, says the $800,000 grant comes through the Hazard...
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Pierre Man Arrested After Chase That Followed Report of Burglary at Fort Pierre’s Hop Scotch Bar

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken into custody Saturday after law enforcers were dispatched to the report of a burglary at the Hop Scotch Night Club in Fort Pierre.  Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says in a press release that officials were called Saturday morning about 8:30 a.m. to...
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Dakotas Reservation Might Get Home-Building Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A home-building company aiming to supply housing for western North Dakota’s booming oil patch wants to set up shop on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where jobs are scarce. Rick Downs with ATechBuilder Corp. tells The Bismarck Tribune a home manufacturing facility in Fort Yates could bring up to 45 full-time...
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Storm Dropping More Snow Across South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Another blast of winter is kicking off the work week in South Dakota. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the Black Hills, and a winter weather advisory for the rest of the southern two-thirds of the state. Forecasters say up to a foot of...
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Jackley Intends on Seeking Another Term as AG

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he intends on seeking another term in the office. Although he hasn’t made an official announcement, Jackley tells the Daily Republic that he’s enjoyed the position and it will be his intent to seek it again. Jackley says he’s proud of the team he’s...
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Daugaard Attending Science Meet to Lure Companies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will join a South Dakota delegation attending a bioscience conference that starts today in Chicago. The governor says the delegation’s attendance at the BIO International Conference could help persuade companies to locate in South Dakota. Daugaard says he attended last year’s conference, and that has led to...
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SD’s Unique Pet Population Ranks Near the Top

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A survey from the American Veterinary Medical Association says more than 65 percent of South Dakotans own at least one pet. The state ranks third in the nation for pet ownership. The survey, which uses 2011 data, includes a wide range of animals that includes horses, snakes, hedgehogs and...
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SD Governor Gives Himself Satisfactory Grade so Far

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he would rate his job performance as satisfactory after more than two years in office. Daugaard tells the Daily Republic of Mitchell that he thinks South Dakotans give him good grades for trying. The Republican governor says he’s had some successes, but also has had...
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