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Four SD Sites Nominated for National Register

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A bank, a barn, a church and a movie theater in South Dakota are being nominated for the National Register of Historic Places. The Register is the federal government’s list of properties it deems worthy of recognition and preservation. The South Dakota State Historical Society Board has nominated the...
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SDSHS to Loan Sioux Horse Effigy for Display at Museums in Paris, New York City and Kansas City

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the prime pieces in the South Dakota State Historical Society’s museum collection at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be traveling soon to museums in Paris, New York City and Kansas City, Missouri.  The Sioux Horse Effigy dance stick has been part of the society’s museum...
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Public Meeting to be Held in Harrold for Proposed Pulse Plant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Harrold area residents are invited to a meeting next week that will offer information on how the proposed pulse crop processing facility will impact the community.  A public meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8 at the Harrold School-starting at 7:00 p.m.  A press release from the Pierre Economic...
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Harrold Firefighters Called to Two Separate Grass Fires Thursday Night

HARROLD, S.D. – (DRG News) The Harrold Fire Department responded to two separate grass fire calls Thursday night.  Harrold Fire Department Chief Treg Cowan says firefighters were called out about 7:00 p.m. Thursday to the report of a grass fire, south of the Big Bend Community.  Fort Thompson firefighters and local farmers assisted with...
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Farm Rescue Getting $200,000 Bremer Donation

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) – The Farm Rescue organization is getting a large donation from the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer Bank. The donations total $200,000 over two years and will be used for equipment, training and general operations. The North Dakota-based Farm Rescue nonprofit provides planting and harvesting help free of charge to farm...
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Late Governor Janklow Among SD Hall of Fame Inductees

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – The late Gov. Bill Janklow is among 10 people who will be inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame later this year. The Hall of Fame, located in Chamberlain, will hold its annual honors ceremony on Sept. 13-14 to recognize the new inductees for contributions to the growth and...
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U.S. Attorney’s Office Report: Fed Case Load Up in South Dakota in 2012

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A new report released by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Dakota says crime in Indian Country accounted for more than half of the case load for federal prosecutors in 2012. The U.S. Attorney’s Office released its 2012 annual report Thursday. Of the 769 cases filed last calendar year,...
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Pierre Man Receives Maximum 25 Year Sentence for Third Degree Rape

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News A Pierre man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in prison for his guilty plea to Third Degree Rape.  48-year-old Antoine LaDeaux was indicted last year on the rape charge-along with Second Degree Kidnapping.  Authorities arrested LaDeaux March 9 of 2012, after investigating a report that LaDeaux prevented a...
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Pierre School Board Gives Okay to Four Percent Pay Increase for Staff

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved pay raises for district staff as part of a special board meeting Wednesday morning.  Teachers and other district employees have gone without raises the past two years because of budget constraints.  The board approved a 4% increase in the teaching salary for all returning...
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Students, Arbor Board Members and Others Plant Trees as Part of Arbor Day 2013 Event in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the notation of Arbor Day 2013 to the City of Pierre.  A short program and tree planting event was held near the Governor’s Residence on Tuesday morning and included Pierre’s Mayor, members of the Pierre City Arbor Board, and a group of students from St. Joseph’s School....
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