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SD Panel Cuts Deer Hunting Licenses Due to Disease

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has set hunting seasons that will reduce the number of deer that can be shot this fall because of losses caused by a disease. Officials have said more than 3,000 deer died in some areas last year because of epizootic hemorrhagic disease,...
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Flags to be Half Staff at Capitol for Former State Lawmaker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say former state legislator John B. Heilman Jr. of Miller has died. The South Dakota governor’s office says Heilman died Tuesday at the age of 92. He served from 1953-1954 in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Governor Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags lowered to half-staff at the...
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Fort Pierre Council Sets Vote on One Part of Riverfront Development-Turns Down Second Referral Effort

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre City Council Wednesday set the date for a special election to be held next month that is linked to a portion of the proposed Riverwalk Landing project.  The council rejected a second set of petitions on zoning changes and a deferred development fee.  Mark and...
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Stanley County’s War Creek Road Reopens/Highway Segment in Corson County Remains Closed

UNDATED – (DRG News) War Creek Road in southern Stanley County is now open to traffic.  The roadway was closed recently after it washed out.  Stanley County Highway Superintendent Leo Sullivan says a detour has been created around the wash out and the detour will remain in place for the next few months.  The...
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Pierre Awarded Medals by National League of Cities for Reaching Health and Wellness Goals

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre and Mayor Laurie Gill have been recognized by the National League of Cities for efforts to complete goals for “Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties” (LMCTC).  Two medals, a gold and silver, were given to Pierre for work done to improve access to healthy affordable...
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Trees Being Burned at Old Landfill East of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre residents should note that they could see smoke coming from eastern areas of town, as the city’s Solid Waste Department will be burning trees at the old landfill.  Solid Waste Manager Val Keller says the calm winds and recent moisture are conducive to safe burning conditions so the...
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Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman will be sentenced next month for her guilty plea to Grand Theft.  29-year-old Taylor Gullickson, whose address is listed as Mobridge, was indicted in January for an incident that occurred in December, in which law enforcers were alerted to the theft of various items from some Pierre...
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Volunteers and Ranger District Employees Work to Enhance Richland Dam Recreation Area

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several enhancement projects were completed at Richland Dam on the western portion of the Fort Pierre National Grassland this week.  Volunteers from the U.S. Public Health Service helped employees from the U.S. Forest Service’s Fort Pierre Ranger District in getting the projects completed on Tuesday.  Work was done...
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Land Swap to Preserve SD Pioneer Cemetery

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Stanley County Commission has arranged a land swap to preserve a pioneer cemetery in central South Dakota. The unmarked Meers town site cemetery is in the middle of farmland owned by Fargo, N.D.-based RDO Equipment Co. The Capital Journal reports that Stanley County is swapping a similar amount of land...
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Powerball Ticket Sold in SD Worth $2 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Powerball ticket sold in Rapid City is worth $2 million in the latest drawing. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Powerball to win the game’s $1 million second prize in the Wednesday drawing. The person who bought the...
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