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Rapid City Man Arrested in Pierre for Threatening Two People with Machete

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Tuesday evening after police were told that he had threatened two people at a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.  They later took 29-year-old Jonathan Packard into custody. ...
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Sentencings Set for Two Men Charged for January Vehicle Thefts

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pleaded guilty Wednesday to separate counts of Grand Theft in two cases-one from Stanley County and the other from Hughes County.  Authorities charged 19-year-old Robert Daniel Larson with the thefts of motor vehicles in Pierre and Fort Pierre in January.   Stanley County States Attorney Tom P....
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Creighton Economist: Economy Strong in Rural Parts of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – The economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states remains strong as healthy rainfall this spring helps crops get established. The overall economic index for the region grew to 60.5 in June from May’s 58.8. That suggests growth in the months ahead. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss, who...
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Daugaard Seeks Disaster Declaration for May Storms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has written to President Barack Obama requesting federal assistance to help the state recover from thunderstorms, flooding and a tornado. The request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration stems from a series of storms that hit the state from May 24-31. The request covers five counties,...
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