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St. Francis Men Sentenced for Murders on Rosebud

ST. FRANCIS, S.D. (AP) – Two St. Francis men who police say were responsible for a double homicide on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation last year have been sentenced. South Dakota’s U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 23-year-old BillyRay McCloskey has been sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment. He pleaded guilty to two counts of...
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Fire Along I-90 Sparked by Trailer Burns 235 Acres Near Reliance

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters worked much of Friday afternoon and evening to put out a fire that started along Interstate 90 near Reliance when a trailer came uncoupled from the vehicle that was pulling it and the enclosed trailer went into the ditch.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the fire was...
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Pierre Educational Foundation Announces Fall 2014 Mini-Grant Program Recipients

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation has announced the Foundation’s Fall 2014 Mini-Grant Program recipients.  The program is set up to encourage teachers to focus beyond standard curriculum, raise the performance of students of all ages and offer solutions for educational challenges.  Recently, seven requested projects received a total of $3,558.58...
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City of Pierre Expresses Views on River Issues to Corps at Tuesday Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corps of Engineers held a meeting in Pierre earlier this week on its draft Annual Operating Plan for managing the Missouri River’s reservoirs in 2015.  The meeting included a presentation on 2014 operations of the river and a public comment period.  Local citizens and groups offered input and...
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