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Harrold Firefighters Called to Two Separate Grass Fires Thursday Night

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) The Harrold Fire Department responded to two separate grass fire calls Thursday night.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says firefighters were called out about 7:00 p.m. Thursday to the report of a grass fire, south of the Big Bend Community.  Fort Thompson firefighters and local farmers assisted with...
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Farm Rescue Getting $200,000 Bremer Donation

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue organization is getting a large donation from the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank. The donations total $200,000 over two years and will be used for equipment, training and general operations. The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm...
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Late Governor Janklow Among SD Hall of Fame Inductees

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The late Gov. Bill Janklow is among 10 people who will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame later this year. The Hall of Fame, located in Chamberlain, will hold its annual honors ceremony on Sept. 13-14 to recognize the new inductees for contributions to the growth and...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Report: Fed Case Load Up in South Dakota in 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota says crime in Indian Country accounted for more than half of the case load for federal prosecutors in 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s Office released its 2012 annual report Thursday. Of the 769 cases filed last calendar year,...
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Pierre Man Receives Maximum 25 Year Sentence for Third Degree Rape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News A Pierre man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for his guilty plea to Third Degree Rape.  48-year-old Antoine LaDeaux was indicted last year on the rape charge-along with Second Degree Kidnapping.  Authorities arrested LaDeaux March 9 of 2012, after investigating a report that LaDeaux prevented a...
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Pierre School Board Gives Okay to Four Percent Pay Increase for Staff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved pay raises for district staff as part of a special board meeting Wednesday morning.  Teachers and other district employees have gone without raises the past two years because of budget constraints.  The board approved a 4% increase in the teaching salary for all returning...
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Students, Arbor Board Members and Others Plant Trees as Part of Arbor Day 2013 Event in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the notation of Arbor Day 2013 to the City of Pierre.  A short program and tree planting event was held near the Governor’s Residence on Tuesday morning and included Pierre’s Mayor, members of the Pierre City Arbor Board, and a group of students from St. Joseph’s School....
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Federal Charge Against Fort Pierre Man Dismissed

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A federal charge that was leveled against a Fort Pierre man has been dismissed.  Derek Boe was facing a charge of Felon in Possession of a Firearm in federal court-after authorities said he shot a gun into an occupied vehicle east of Pierre in January 2012.  Boe had been...
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Woman Denies Embezzling from SD Grain Elevator

BURKE, S.D. (AP) – A former employee has denied embezzling more than $17,000 from the Gregory Farmers Elevator in south central South Dakota. Twenty-nine-year-old Melissa Vosika has pleaded not guilty to seven counts of embezzlement, three counts of altering corporate records, three counts of forgery and one count of attempted embezzlement. The Daily Republic...
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SD Senator Johnston Resigning to Take Sanford Post

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Sen. Mark Johnston is resigning from the South Dakota Legislature. The Sioux Falls Republican from District 12 says he is accepting a vice president position with Sanford Health. His resignation is effective at the end of the month. He has served in the Senate the past three sessions. Gov. Dennis...
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