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Winner Man Pleads Guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Winner man pleaded guilty to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in federal court last week.  20-year-old Darius Two Eagle appeared before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange and entered the plea to the charge-which was leveled after an incident last October when Two Eagle assaulted a victim with a...
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PFD Called to Report of Fire at Pierre Trailer Home This Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department spent about 45 minutes at a trailer home in east Pierre this morning.  Firefighters were dispatched to 106 Lakeview Court this morning about 7:45 a.m. according to Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul.  On arrival, he says smoke was spotted on the outside of the trailer-coming...
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Roads in the Dakotas Reopening After Weekend Blizzard

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Interstates that were shut down by a blizzard in the eastern Dakotas have nearly all reopened. Interstate 29 reopened Monday afternoon between Watertown, S.D. and the North Dakota border. It remains closed from the border to Fargo, N.D. It earlier reopened between Watertown and Sioux Falls to the south and...
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Buffalo King Showings See Great Attendance in Pierre and Philip

PHILIP, S.D. – (DRG News) A former western South Dakota resident says he was more than happy with the turnout for showings of his documentary “The Buffalo King”.  Admission to see the film was free and it was played twice at State 1-2-3 Theater Saturday and once Sunday evening at the Gem Theatre in...
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Delta Paid $1.6M For Staying Longer in SD Cities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Transportation paid Delta Air Lines nearly $500,000 to compensate for the extra time the company stayed at the Pierre Regional Airport in late 2011 and early 2012. Delta had planned to end service in Pierre in November 2011 to save money. But the DOT required Delta...
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Legislative Calendar Changed/State Offices Open But Officials Suggest Calling Ahead

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The weekend’s blizzard has resulted in a change to this week’s legislative calendar.  Lawmakers have the day off today, but will kick off this week’s four-day schedule tomorrow.  The calendar has been shifted to a Tuesday through Friday schedule for lawmakers, instead of the Monday through Thursday schedule that...
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SD Legislature Postpones Session Due to Storm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Legislators are getting an extra day of rest after leaders decided to push back this week’s session because of a winter storm that pounded the area over the weekend. The Legislative Research Council says the Legislature’s four-day session will be shifted from Tuesday through Friday instead of Monday through Thursday...
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SD Man to Lead Fundraising for Historical Society

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man will be leading the effort to raise money for the South Dakota State Historical Society. Michael Lewis has been named the president of the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation. The foundation is the nonprofit fundraising partner of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Both are...
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State GOP Elects Its New Leadership Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Republican Party has elected its new leadership team. Former marketing and advertising executive Craig Lawrence will serve as chairman. He replaces state Sen. Tim Rave. Tony Venhuizen of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office made the announcement Saturday on his Twitter account. Venhuizen says former state Rep. Kim Vanneman...
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Bald Eagles Thriving in South Dakota Habitat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Volunteers helping the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department monitor bald eagle nests throughout the state counted 128 active nests in 2012. Those nests produced 177 fledglings. The volunteers range from federal employees to bird watchers. They adopt nests in their areas and observe whether the nests have been...
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