Pierre Fire Department Logo at Station One

PFD Returns to Capitol Inn For a Short Time to Douse Hot Spot

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A few units with the Pierre Fire Department returned to the site of Tuesday’s fire at the Capitol Inn and Suites early this morning after heavy smoke was reported. The fire badly damaged the hotel and was first reported Tuesday afternoon. Firefighters from a handful of area departments were...
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American Red Cross Disaster Relief Vehicle November 12, 2014

Red Cross Has Multi-Agency Resource Center Open for Fire Victims at Methodist Church

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The American Red Cross has opened a Multi-Agency Resource Center for those impacted by Tuesday’s hotel fire in Pierre.  The center is open until 5:00 p.m. today at the United Methodist Church-the same location that the Red Cross has a shelter for fire victims.  Richard Smith, Executive Director for...
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Railroad Track

Thune Talks About Visit by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was in South Dakota Tuesday to discuss transportation initiatives with state officials and to see firsthand the need for rail repairs. Foxx joined U.S. Senator John Thune and Governor Dennis Daugaard in riding the rails. He traveled some stretches that have been repaired with...
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Shawn Springer on June 28, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Appeal Denied in Pierre Taxi Driver Death Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has declined to reduce the sentence of a man serving 261 years for his role in the 1996 shooting death of a Pierre taxi driver. Shawn Springer is now 35 years old. He was 16 at the time of the robbery and killing of cab driver...
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