Fire Near Apartment Complex Leaves Damage to Exterior of Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that burned in shrubbery Tuesday morning caused damage to the exterior of an apartment complex in Pierre.  Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was noted just outside a two-story, four-plex apartment building in the 200 block of North Spruce Avenue.  Paul says the fire originated...
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4 SD Schools Receive National Achievement Honor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Four South Dakota schools have earned national recognition from the U.S. Department of Education for gains in academic achievement. South Dakota’s Blue Ribbon schools are: Howard Elementary School in Howard; Medary Elementary School in Brookings; O’Gorman High School in Sioux Falls; and Timber Lake High School in Timber Lake. The...
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2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Custer Buffalo Roundup Matches Past Turnout of 14K

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous six years. The 49th annual roundup took place Friday in the Black Hills. Horseback riders were joined by all-terrain vehicles and pickup...
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SD Hospitals Are Equipped to Handle Ebola Patients

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Hospitals in South Dakota say they are equipped to safely manage patients infected with Ebola. Avera Health says it has rooms to host sick patients in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Aberdeen, Marshall, Mitchell and Yankton. Sanford Health says it has more than 30 rooms in Sioux Falls. Federal health officials...
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