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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Teachers from Todd and Shannon County School Districts Part of List of Ten Educators Receiving National Board Certification

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Ten South Dakota classroom teachers are among nearly 4,900 elementary and secondary school teachers from across the United States who achieved National Board Certification in 2012. South Dakota’s 2012 recipients include three from the Todd County School District; Sandra Dalton, Amy Engel and Denise Farley; as well as Lee Ann...
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RCPT Asking for Customer Patience While Some Employees Recover from Flu

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The flu bug has been impacting schools and businesses in recent weeks; and one Pierre area business is asking for the public’s understanding as several of its workers are out sick today.  Ron Baumgart of River Cities Public Transit says the transit company has more than ten employees who...
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SD House Panel Delays Vote on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has delayed a vote on a plan to let school boards designate teachers and others who would be armed with guns to protect against attacks like last month’s elementary school shooting in Connecticut. Supporters told the House Education Committee on Wednesday that the bill leaves...
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Fire in Pierre Home Tuesday Causes Extensive Damage to the Structure

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire in a west Pierre home Tuesday left extensive damage to the structure.  The blaze at 210 North Poplar Avenue was called in to the Pierre Fire Department at 4:45 p.m. yesterday.   When firefighters arrived at the scene, Chief Bill Alexander says flames were already coming from a...
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Final Keystone Pipeline Decision Still Months Away

WASHINGTON (AP) – Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline puts the long-delayed project back in the hands of the federal government. But don’t look for a quick decision on the $7 billion project, which would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast if...
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