Presentation of Check from Midwest Cooperatives to the Pierre Area Referral Service April 2013

PARS Receives Donation from Area Cooperative to Help Hungry Citizens

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local organization that is working to help those who are in need in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area received a donation Tuesday from CHS Midwest Cooperatives.  $14,700 was given to the Pierre Area Referral Service during a donation ceremony at the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre. ...
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New Exhibit Opening Saturday in SDSHS’s Museum at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the debut of a new exhibit at the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Museum in Pierre.  The exhibit, called Furniture: The Fancy and the Functional will open Saturday in the museum’s Marvis T. and Florence Brown Hogen Gallery at the Cultural Heritage Center.  Admission will be free...
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Horse Racing

2013 Season of Horse Racing at the Fairgrounds is Almost Here!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the start of the 2013 season for horse racing at the Stanley County Fairgrounds.  There will be three weekends of racing in Fort Pierre once again this year-the last two weekends in April and the first weekend in May.  Track manager Dennis Booth says the...
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Emergency Dispatchers

Public Safety Telecommunications Week Noted Through Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week marks National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The week is a way to say thanks to the Communications Officers that serve the five county area from Pierre’s Central SD Communications Center.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls and help citizens calling in for...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley

SD Official Studies Court Ruling on DUI Tests

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says his office is reviewing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling to determine if it will have any effect on the state’s law regarding blood tests for people suspected of drunken driving. The Supreme Court has ruled that police usually must try to get a...
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Farm Rescue Banquet to Feature Benefit Concert

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue nonprofit’s annual banquet this fall will feature a benefit concert by country music singer Jason Brown. North Dakota-based Farm Rescue provides planting and harvesting help to farmers in the Dakotas, eastern Montana, Minnesota and Iowa who have suffered a major injury, illness or disaster. Brown was born...
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Another Spring Day, Another Snowstorm in Dakotas

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Another spring day, another snowstorm in the Dakotas. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for far eastern South Dakota, and winter weather advisories in other parts of that region and also southeastern North Dakota. Forecasters say half a foot of snow or more could fall...
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Harvest for Hunger Donation 2013 from Northern Plains and CHS to Feeding South Dakota

More Than $101,000 Given to Feeding SD by Midwest Cooperatives and Northern Plains Co-op Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought a check presentation at the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre; as donations were given by CHS Midwest Cooperatives and Northern Plains Cooperatives to Feeding South Dakota.  The funds were raised during the month of March by the two businesses as part of the annual CHS Harvest...
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National Weather Service

NWS Downgrades Winter Storm Warning to Winter Weather Advisory

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) Forecasters now say that parts of central South Dakota are no longer part of a Winter Storm Warning and instead are expecting a Winter Weather Advisory to remain in the forecast through tomorrow morning.  The National Weather Service says since lower amounts of snow are falling than first believed,...
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Election Results from DRG Area School Board and City Races

UNDATED – (DRG News) One vote separated two men running for city council in Blunt in Tuesday’s election.  Blunt Finance Officer Colleen Pool says unofficial results show current council member Jeff Kiepke was defeated by challenger Michael Bourk by one vote.   Bourk received 14 votes to Kiepke’s 13.  The council will canvass the results...
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