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Pierre Church Gathers Volunteers to Complete Second Feed My Starving Children Event

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local church once again brought together a number of volunteers over the weekend to package meals for hungry children in countries around the globe.  Community Bible Church held its second “Feed My Starving Children” event in less than a year on Saturday.  Hundreds of people volunteered a few...
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USDA Says Corn Silage Harvest Starts in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s corn silage harvest has started in some areas and farmers are preparing equipment for row crop harvest. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that the barley harvest was at 97 percent last week. Corn at the dough stage was 98 percent, just...
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SD State Fair Raising Money for New 4-H Exhibit Hall

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fair Foundation has started a campaign to raise $4 million to build a new 4-H exhibit hall on the fairgrounds in Huron. The campaign will seek donations over the next three years to replace the aging Clover Hall, which has been used since the 1950s for...
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New State Court Administrator Named for SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has named Gregory Sattizahn as state court administrator. Sattizahn has worked for the state’s Unified Judicial System the past twelve years in various roles, including Supreme Court staff attorney and director of policy and legal services. As state court administrator he will be responsible for...
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Big Turnout Seen for Suicide Prevention Walk in Pierre on Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday’s “Step Forward to Prevent Suicide Walk/Run” in Pierre saw a good turnout, helped bring attention to those who have lost their lives to suicide and raised funds to support suicide prevention, crisis intervention and survivor support services.  Julie Moore of St. Mary’s Foundation, says this year’s Suicide Prevention...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Meet Tonight in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet tonight in Pierre.  The group will talk about an effort underway to collect signatures before November 4 to place an initiated measure on the 2014 ballot to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $8.50 with annual cost...
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Effective Leadership Seminar Sponsored by PYP to be This Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Young Professional’s Development Committee will hold a seminar on Effective Leadership this evening in Pierre.  Speaking tonight will be Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Marcella Hurley-who is the Regional Director for the Small Business Development Center.  The seminar starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Pierre Area Chamber...
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MSDVC Receives Check from Historic Pierre Street Association

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Historic Pierre Street Association presented a check recently to Kami Kessler of Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center as part of proceeds raised during this summer’s Crazy Days.  Several Pierre Police Officers and a U.S. Marshal agreed to be “dunked” to benefit Missouri Shores during the August 3 Crazy...
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Officials Talk About Transfer Hearing Ruling in McCahren Case

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A judge ruled Friday that the case of a Pierre teen charged in the murder of another teen will be retained in circuit court instead of being moved into a juvenile court setting.  17-year-old Braiden McCahren is charged in the shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams last December.  The...
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Official Warns Against Insurance Subsidy Cheating

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A federal official says people should not cheat when they apply for health insurance subsidies under the nation’s health care overhaul. Uninsured people will be able to seek insurance under the new health insurance exchange beginning Oct. 1. They will have to declare their income to determine if they...
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