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PVFD Puts Out Car Fire Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle on fire yesterday afternoon.  Pierre Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says the fire was called in about 2:15 p.m. at Miracle Motors on East Wells Avenue.  He says before the fire, employees had jump started the 1994...
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Pierre School Board Approves Steps Which Could Lead to New Elementary Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave the okay yesterday for two preliminary steps that could eventually result in the construction of a new elementary building in Pierre.   Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt requested that the board consider having three district buildings appraised and also authorize a study which will look at...
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Chamberlain Awaits Start of Center’s Construction

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – Ground conditions and a recent cold streak have delayed the start of construction of Chamberlain’s new community center by about two weeks. City Engineer Greg Powell tells the Daily Republic that a contractor tore down Chamberlain’s old city hall in 2012 and the city didn’t compact the ground properly. The...
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SD Lawmakers Hold First Hearing on Justice Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is holding its first committee hearing on a plan to cut prison costs and improve the rehabilitation of convicted criminals by treating more nonviolent offenders outside prison walls. The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is getting a briefing Tuesday on the plan and some projected costs of...
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Fort Pierre City Ordinance Requires Pet Licensing-Licenses and Shots to be Offered Soon at Reduced Price Clinic

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Residents of Fort Pierre are reminded that domestic pets must be licensed-according to City Ordinance.  Pet owners can either stop by the city office to obtain a license or they can attend a reduced price shot clinic provided by Dr. Laura Carda on Saturday, January 26 from 11:00...
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SDUIH Offering Free Flu Shots in Exchange for Food Donations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With flu said to be widespread in the state right now, South Dakota Urban Indian Health is planning to offer free flu shots in exchange for a donation of non-perishable food items.  Urban Indian Health has a few different ways that people can get the flu shots.  They will...
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School Board Recognition Week is January 14-18

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This week is noted as School Board Recognition Week and the Pierre School District is joining other districts across the state in thanking school board members for their leadership and service to the district and community.  School Board Recognition Week is January 14-18.  More than 850 South Dakotans are...
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Central South Dakota Survivors of Suicide Support Group Holding First Meeting Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first meeting of the Central South Dakota Survivors of Suicide Support Group will be held this evening in Pierre.  The group, according to Julie Moore of St. Mary’s Foundation, is for adults who have lost a friend, family member or co-worker to suicide. Moore says the idea to...
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Verendrye Museum Holds Annual Meeting

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brought the annual meeting for Fort Pierre’s Verendrye Museum.  The meal and meeting took place at the Senior Center in Fort Pierre.  During the meeting, discussion focused on the return of the former Fort Pierre Train Depot and other topics.  The museum also presented its Spirit of...
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Drought Could Make Sunflowers More Popular

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) – Lingering drought might prompt more farmers in the Dakotas to plant sunflowers this year. The crop’s extensive root system enables it to tolerate dry conditions better than many other crops. Longtime North Dakota sunflower grower Tim DeKrey, of Steele, tells Agweek that if dry conditions continue that will make...
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