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Local Law Enforcement Agencies Conduct Alcohol Compliance Check September 15

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department was joined by two other local law agencies in conducting an alcohol compliance check on Sunday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says 11 businesses were checked in Pierre, three in Fort Pierre and four in Hughes County to insure they are not selling alcohol to...
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Pierre PD Investigating Vandalism at Two Pierre Businesses

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating two incidents from the weekend in which two businesses reported damage-believed caused by a b-b gun.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were called to Karl’s TV, Audio and Appliance at 400 West Sioux Avenue late Friday where windows at the front...
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Gant Task Force Could Address SD Voting Sites

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he’s forming a task force to address whether federal Help America Vote Act funds can be used to open satellite voting offices on three American Indian reservations. But the executive director of Native American voting rights group Four Directions Inc. is...
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SD Governor Requests Flags be Flown at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in South Dakota be flown at half-staff through sunset Friday in honor of the victims of a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard in the nation’s capital. The request is in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Barack Obama. Authorities...
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Eagle Butte Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Involuntary Manslaughter.  28-year-old Debra Charging Cloud was indicted on May 15-according to United States Attorney Brendan Johnson.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Moreno last Thursday and pleaded not guilty.  The charges are the result...
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SD State Employees Blood Drive Moved from Visitor Center to Lutheran Memorial Church

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A blood drive for South Dakota State Employees will be held in Pierre today.  Organizers say that all available slots have been filled for the blood drive but are advising those that signed up that the event has been moved to a different location.  Abbie Titze, Donor Recruiter for...
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Judge Allowing SD Beef Plant to Hire Banking Firm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A bankruptcy judge is allowing an idled South Dakota beef packing plant to employ an investment banking firm to pursue a sale. Judge Charles Nail on Monday approved Northern Beef Packers’ hiring of Lincoln International, which will seek a “stalking horse” bid in which one potential buyer makes an...
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USDA Says South Dakota Row Crops Moving Toward Maturity

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s corn silage harvest is well underway and row crops are moving toward maturity. The National Agricultural Statistics Service says in its weekly crop report that baling hay and moving bales were the other major ag activities for the week that ended Sunday. Winter wheat seeding was ahead...
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Several Sites Around SD Offer Good Foliage Viewing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s cooling temperatures mean the fall foliage will soon be on display as the leaves start to turn color. The state Tourism Department has posted a list of locations around the state where the viewing is especially good. In the West, it includes Spearfish Canyon and the George S....
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Check Out Entries for This Year’s Bras for a Cause Fundraiser-Now at Pierre Mall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local citizens have a chance for a few more weeks to vote for their favorite decorated bra-as part of an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.  For the past few years, creative designers have come up with clever ways to decorate bras each fall, the bras are displayed...
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