Pierre PD Arrests Woman After Stabbing Reported at Pierre Residence

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department arrested a woman late Wednesday night on an assault charge.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told that a stabbing had occurred last night about 10:20 p.m. at a residence in the 300 block of West Pleasant Drive.  Reports indicated that a 52-year-old...
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Daugaard Announces Changes to Leadership Team

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Newly re-elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced changes to his senior leadership team. Daugaard’s spokesman the past four years, Tony Venhuizen, will now serve as chief of staff while continuing to oversee communications. Nathan Sanderson will serve as director of policy and operations. He’s served for the last four years...
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Oahe Dam September 2013

Baitfish Population Rebounds in Lake Oahe in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks biologist says baitfish rebounded in Lake Oahe this year. Mark Fincel tells the Capital Journal that a good hatch of lake herring combined with a decent crop of rainbow smelt. That’s led to an estimated baitfish population of about 41.6 million in the...
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GOP Increases Hold on Legislature, Shrinks Dems

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Republicans are continuing to increase their hold on the state Legislature, netting at least four seats this Election and further diminishing the Democratic Party’s role in the state. Democrats grabbed one Senate seat Tuesday, bringing their total to eight in the 35-seat chamber. Republicans meanwhile picked up...
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