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Capital City Childrens Choir Safe in Boston

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Adults with the Capital City Children’s Choir of Pierre say the group is safe in the Boston area.  The choir earlier this week traveled to Boston, where authorities on Friday were involved in a manhunt for a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings after killing the first suspect. ...
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Snow and Wintry Road Conditions

3 South Dakota Cities Break Snowfall Records Yesterday

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The latest spring snowstorm to hit the Dakotas was another record-breaker.  The National Weather Service says the 2.9 inches of snow that fell in Sioux Falls on Thursday broke the city record for the date of 0.6 inches in 1978. The 3.3 inches in Huron broke that city’s...
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Court Scales

Judge Denies a Request in Pierre Shooting Death Case

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Attorneys representing a Pierre teenager accused of killing another teen will not be allowed to interview a key witness in the case.  Sixteen-year-old Braiden McCahren has pleaded not guilty to murder in the shooting death last Dec. 18 of 16-year-old Dalton Williams in the McCahren home. McCahren is accused...
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Frank Farrar

Former Governor Wins Gubernatorial Buttons

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former Governor Frank Farrar has won a collection of gubernatorial inaugural ball buttons representing nearly eight decades of South Dakota politics.  The collection was raffled off as a fundraiser for the Hughes and Stanley County Republicans. Former state Sen. Homer Harding donated the 49-button set.  Harding spent years amassing...
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Confederate Flag Removed from Hot Springs VA Hospital

  HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Officials at the Veterans Affairs medical center in Hot Springs have removed a Confederate flag from a historical display after some patients complained. VA Black Hills Health Care System Director Steve DiStasio tells the Rapid City Journal that he will meet with the veterans next week to talk...
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Day of Remembrance Tomorrow in South Dakota

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared Friday “A Day of Remembrance” to honor Gov. George S. Mickelson and seven others who died in a plane crash 20 years ago.  The eight men were returning from Cincinnati at the time of the crash. They had traveled there to save the John...
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Presentation of Check from Midwest Cooperatives to the Pierre Area Referral Service April 2013

PARS Receives Donation from Area Cooperative to Help Hungry Citizens

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local organization that is working to help those who are in need in the Pierre and Fort Pierre area received a donation Tuesday from CHS Midwest Cooperatives.  $14,700 was given to the Pierre Area Referral Service during a donation ceremony at the Feeding South Dakota warehouse in Pierre. ...
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New Exhibit Opening Saturday in SDSHS’s Museum at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings the debut of a new exhibit at the South Dakota State Historical Society’s Museum in Pierre.  The exhibit, called Furniture: The Fancy and the Functional will open Saturday in the museum’s Marvis T. and Florence Brown Hogen Gallery at the Cultural Heritage Center.  Admission will be free...
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Horse Racing

2013 Season of Horse Racing at the Fairgrounds is Almost Here!

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This weekend brings the start of the 2013 season for horse racing at the Stanley County Fairgrounds.  There will be three weekends of racing in Fort Pierre once again this year-the last two weekends in April and the first weekend in May.  Track manager Dennis Booth says the...
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Emergency Dispatchers

Public Safety Telecommunications Week Noted Through Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week marks National Public Safety Telecommunications Week. The week is a way to say thanks to the Communications Officers that serve the five county area from Pierre’s Central SD Communications Center.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the dispatchers answer 9-1-1 calls and help citizens calling in for...
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