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Pierre Teen Enters Guilty Plea to Second Degree Burglary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre teen will be sentenced in March for his guilty plea to Second Degree Burglary.  18-year-old Lee Provancial was originally indicted last year for Second Degree Kidnapping, First Degree Burglary and Ingesting Marijuana.  He pleaded not guilty to all three counts.  Police were called to a Pierre home...
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Avera Health Donates $30,000 to Pierre Trail Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre received a gift yesterday that will be used to pay for the building of “play pods” along the new multi-purpose trail in northeast Pierre.  Avera Health and Avera St. Mary’s announced at Tuesday’s Pierre City Commission meeting that it would give the city $30,000 for...
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Thune Joins Bipartisan Group of Senators in Calling on President to Approve Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One of the state’s U.S. Senators joined a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators in calling on President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, now that Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman has okayed a new route through that state.  Republican Senator John Thune signed on to a letter which...
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2013 State Tribal Relations Day Held in Pierre Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Wednesday brought the 2013 State-Tribal Relations Day to Pierre.  The focus of this year’s event was tribal housing needs and initiatives.  A tribal listening session was held at the Matthew Training Center Wednesday morning.  Later in the Capitol rotunda, Governor Dennis Daugaard offered a welcome; there were comments by...
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Feeding South Dakota’s New Mobile Food Pantry Program Starts Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today brings the kickoff for a new Mobile Food Pantry Program through the organization Feeding South Dakota.  Details on the new service were announced yesterday in Pierre.  Thanks to funding that was provided by the 2012 State Legislature, Feeding South Dakota purchased a truck that will be used to...
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Nebraska Students Call for Beer Company Boycott

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – Students from three Nebraska universities and a high school are calling for a public boycott of Anheuser-Busch products because of their sales to beer stores in the town of Whiteclay. Students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Creighton University and Creighton Prep announced the boycott...
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Status Hearing Held for Teen Accused in December Shooting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A status hearing was held this afternoon for a Pierre teen charged in a December shooting.  16-year-old Braiden McCahren was indicted on charges of First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and alternate counts of Aggravated Assault and pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this month.  McCahren is...
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Woman Admits Guilt in Pierre Courtroom to Grand Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman has pleaded guilty to a charge of Grand Theft.  47-year-old Bonnie Gallagher made an appearance in a Pierre courtroom this afternoon to answer to the theft count.  An indictment filed in her case charges that she committed Grand Theft between 2007 and last year.  Gallagher told...
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SD House Panel Approves Sale of 85-Octane Fuel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative committee has approved a bill allowing the continued sale of 85-octane gasoline in western South Dakota. The House Commerce Committee voted unanimously to pass the measure after a compromise was reached on how the low-octane fuel would be described on a warning label placed on pumps. A state...
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NTSB Issues Factual Report on August 28 Plane Crash at Pierre Regional Airport

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Transportation Safety Board has completed a factual report on an August plane crash that killed the pilot of the experimental airplane. 69-year-old Paul Lee of Pierre died in the August 28 accident, which occurred while Lee’s plane was taking off from the Pierre Regional Airport. The report...
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