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Fire Crews Check Small Grass Fire Site Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent about 15 minutes at the site of a small grass fire in southeast Pierre last night.  Firefighters were called about 6:50 p.m. to a location in the 1000 block of South Truman Avenue where a grass fire had burned in a yard.  The...
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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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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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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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Wintry Weather Persists in Parts of the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Spring is officially a little more than a week away, but wintry weather persists in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Tuesday for an area from northwest North Dakota to northeast South Dakota. Strong winds blew snow around, causing problems for motorists. North...
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DRG’s Exterior Gets Updated Look

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you’ve been by the Pierre offices of the Dakota Radio Group recently, you may have noticed our building looked a little bare. We were without exterior signage for a few months, while our awnings were upgraded. They were weathered and torn and needed updating. The new awnings are now up,...
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Pierre’s Extension Center to Host Last Private Pesticide Applicator Certification Class for 2013

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The SDSU Extension Service will hold a private pesticide applicator certification class tomorrow in Pierre.  This class will take place Tuesday afternoon and will be held at the SDSU Pierre Regional Extension Center.  Those who want to purchase “restricted use pesticides” or who use pesticides in the production of...
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Two Block Area in Dupree Without Water After Sunday Night Water Main Break

DUPREE, S.D. – (DRG News) Some residents in Dupree are without water this morning, following a water main break that occurred last night.  Dupree Mayor Ray Lenk says the break is impacting service for a two block area, which includes the school.  School was called off for the day because of the service disruption. ...
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Huron Woman Arrested for DUI and Weapons Charge Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Huron woman was arrested over the weekend on allegations that she was driving while intoxicated and possessed a loaded firearm while intoxicated.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police stopped 37-year-old Becky Hofer early Saturday morning about 2:00 a.m.   The traffic stop was made in southeast Pierre on...
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