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SD AG’s Office Investigating Pierre Officer’s Use of Taser on Girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State investigators will determine if a Pierre police officer’s use of a Taser on an 8-year-old girl amounted to excessive force. Chief Bob Grandpre says he and Hughes County State’s Attorney Wendy Kloeppner asked for the outside review of Friday’s incident. He says his department’s initial review showed the officers...
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South Dakota Perspective Scheduled for Monday Afternoon on DNN Stations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The October broadcast of South Dakota Perspective will be on the air on Monday afternoon. Join select affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network as we bring you the monthly program starting at 2:05 p.m. Our first guest will be the Secretary of South Dakota’s Department of Tribal Relations-J.R....
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Officials Say Wednesday’s Lockdown Drills at Pierre Schools Went Well

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Lockdown drills were conducted yesterday at Pierre’s public schools.  The Pierre School District worked with local law enforcers from the Pierre Police Department and the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office in setting up the lockdown drills.  The drills are held to give students and school staff a chance to practice...
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Fire Burns Less Than an Acre of Grass Surrounding Cultural Heritage Center Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire outside the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre burned some grass around the building but did not damage any parts of the mostly underground structure.  The Pierre Fire Department was summoned to the fire about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says the fire started on the...
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Help Line Set Up for Producers and Other South Dakotans Hurt by Snowstorm

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Agriculture announced today that those impacted by the recent western South Dakota snow storm can call a helpline for answers to various storm related questions.  Producers living in Harding, Perkins, Ziebach, Shannon, Jackson, Jones, Bennett and Mellette counties should call 877-708-4357.  Those in other...
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Driver Cited Following Minor Semi Tractor/Bridge Accident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A truck driver from Canada was cited for failing to report an accident and for not obeying traffic signs after the spoiler on the roof of the semi she was driving struck the train bridge in Pierre Wednesday morning.  Sergeant Jon Stahl of the South Dakota Highway Patrol says...
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Construction Timeline for New Stanley County Elementary School on Target for January Opening

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) It’s been almost a year since ground was broken for the new Stanley County Elementary School and school officials say construction remains on schedule for the new building to be in use by January.  Michelle Glodt, who was hired as Elementary Principal for Stanley County over a year...
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Meetings on Corps’ Draft Annual Operating Plan for Missouri River Basin Cancelled

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) A series of meetings that were scheduled by the Corps of Engineers for this week along the Missouri River basin were cancelled due to what the Corps sites as the lapse of Federal appropriations.  The meetings were to have started Tuesday in Nebraska and would have ended today in...
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Governor Daugaard and Two Other Midwest Governors Call for End to Shutdown

DAKOTA DUNES, S.D. (AP) – The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have urged federal lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown. South Dakota’s Dennis Daugaard, Nebraska’s Dave Heineman and Iowa’s Terry Branstad gathered in Dakota Dunes, S.D., on Wednesday for their Tri-State Governors’ Conference and discussed what the shutdown had done to...
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Western SD in Store for More Wild Weather

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota looks to be in store for more wild weather, a week after a devastating early fall snowstorm rocked the region. The National Weather Service says a storm system moving into the area will bring rain and high winds Friday. Meteorologist Jeff Schild tells the Rapid City...
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