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Pierre School Board-July 9, 2012

Summer School Fees for Riggs High School Enacted by Pierre School Board Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board voted yesterday to implement summer school fees for students at Riggs High School.  The 2012 state legislature approved a bill that allows school districts to collect fees for certain educational programming and services.  The Pierre School District discussed enacting the proposal yesterday, as a motivation...
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Jones County Courthouse (KGFX Photo)

Murdo Man to Appear in Court on Charges from March 1 Shooting Incident

MURDO, S.D. – (DRG News) A Murdo man will appear in court next week on several charges following a shooting incident that occurred earlier this month in an area of Murdo known as Charlietown.  Jones County Sheriff John Weber says authorities were called to a trailer park in northwest Murdo on the afternoon of...
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PRFD Responds to Report of Smoke Near Pierre Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A report of a smoke east of Pierre yesterday turned out to actually be blowing dust.  The Pierre Rural Fire Department was told that smoke was seen in the area of Beastrom Road east of Pierre about 4:15 p.m. Monday.  According to the department’s Sean Kruger, firefighters discovered that...
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Japanese Beetle (Photo from NDSU)

SD Farmers Urged to Check for Japanese Beetles

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — An entomologist says South Dakota farmers need to check their corn and soybean fields this year for Japanese beetles. South Dakota State University Extension entomologist Kelley J. Tilmon says Japanese beetles are up to a half-inch long with metallic green and copper colors. She says the introduced pest was first...
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