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PFD Called to Car Fire at Pierre Intersection This Afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre firefighters helped put out a fire in the engine compartment of a vehicle at a Pierre intersection during the noon hour.  Pierre Fire Department First Assistant Chief Leon Ellis says the crews were called to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Poplar and Prospect Avenues about 12:15...
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Three Receive Non-Life Threatening Injuries in Late Morning Collision in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle accident near the Pierre side of the Waldron Bridge this morning resulted in three people being transported to Avera St. Mary’s Hospital.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 10:50 a.m. this morning and involved two vehicles.  One vehicle-a 2008 Chevrolet Impala-was...
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SD Senate Moves to Discard “Squaw,” Keep “Negro”

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has unanimously approved a bill banning the word “squaw” and allowing the word “Negro” in the state’s place names. Legislators approved the measure Tuesday. The Legislature previously ruled that both terms should be removed from all names of South Dakota’s creeks, lakes, buttes and other geographic...
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US Senate Candidate Wants to Open Medicare to All

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Weiland says Medicare is efficient and well-liked by people 65 and older, and he’d like to open the government-run program to all Americans. The sole Democrat running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Tim Johnson says his Medicare Choice Act proposal would offer...
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