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Bond Remains at $2,500 for Pierre Man Charged Following Weekend Law Enforcement Pursuit and Theft from Fort Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man made an initial appearance in court this afternoon on charges linked to a burglary and theft from a Fort Pierre business and a chase with law enforcement that followed.  36-year-old Cody W. Cruse was jailed after he was arrested late Saturday morning following a law enforcement...
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Counselor Recommends Ways South Dakotans Can Deal with More Spring Snow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – As South Dakotans spend another spring day digging out from up to a foot of snow, a mental health professional is recommending people take vitamins, remain active and escape through books to stave off depression. Kelly Marker is a licensed counselor with Behavior Management Systems in Rapid City. She...
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Tornado Drills Planned Wednesday Morning for Hughes and Stanley Counties

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although today looks wintry, organizers are planning a drill this week to prepare for summer storms that are sure to pop up in the coming months.  A tornado drill is going to be held in Hughes and Stanley counties on Wednesday.  Emergency Manager Rob Fines says the drill will...
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Pierre Rural Fire Department Called to Report of Smoke in Rural Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Rural Fire Department was called overnight to the report of a smoky smell in rural Hughes County.  Pierre Rural Fire Chief Jason Roggow says firefighters were summoned to Mallard Place, located just off Highway 1804 south of Spring Creek.  Roggow says a resident reported the smell of...
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Faith Receives Grant for Community Storm Shelter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Faith is receiving a grant it will use to build a multi-use community safe room which will serve as a public shelter against severe storms.  Nicole Prince, Hazard Mitigation Officer for the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management, says the $800,000 grant comes through the Hazard...
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Pierre Man Arrested After Chase That Followed Report of Burglary at Fort Pierre’s Hop Scotch Bar

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was taken into custody Saturday after law enforcers were dispatched to the report of a burglary at the Hop Scotch Night Club in Fort Pierre.  Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says in a press release that officials were called Saturday morning about 8:30 a.m. to...
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Dakotas Reservation Might Get Home-Building Plant

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A home-building company aiming to supply housing for western North Dakota’s booming oil patch wants to set up shop on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, where jobs are scarce. Rick Downs with ATechBuilder Corp. tells The Bismarck Tribune a home manufacturing facility in Fort Yates could bring up to 45 full-time...
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Storm Dropping More Snow Across South Dakota

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Another blast of winter is kicking off the work week in South Dakota. The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for the Black Hills, and a winter weather advisory for the rest of the southern two-thirds of the state. Forecasters say up to a foot of...
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Jackley Intends on Seeking Another Term as AG

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says he intends on seeking another term in the office. Although he hasn’t made an official announcement, Jackley tells the Daily Republic that he’s enjoyed the position and it will be his intent to seek it again. Jackley says he’s proud of the team he’s...
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Daugaard Attending Science Meet to Lure Companies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard will join a South Dakota delegation attending a bioscience conference that starts today in Chicago. The governor says the delegation’s attendance at the BIO International Conference could help persuade companies to locate in South Dakota. Daugaard says he attended last year’s conference, and that has led to...
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