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Flags Displayed on Bridge by Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club for New Year’s Holiday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) American and South Dakota State Flags are flying across the Missouri River Bridge for today’s New Year’s Day holiday.  The Flags Across the Missouri River Bridge display is part of the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club’s Pride in America and fundraising program.  Today’s display is sponsored by the South Dakota...
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New Mexico Man Died in Two Vehicle Crash in Mellette County Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A New Mexico man was killed in a two vehicle crash that occurred near White River last week.  The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says the accident occurred Thursday, December 27 on U.S. Highway 83, about eight miles south of White River.  Authorities say that 53-year-old Kenneth Osborne...
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Judge Won’t Block Suit Against Nebraska Pipeline Law

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A Lancaster County district judge has refused to block a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Nebraska’s new pipeline siting law. Judge Stephanie Stacy on Monday denied a state request to dismiss the lawsuit that was filed in May by three landowners along the proposed route of the Keystone XL pipeline....
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Companies Pay Fines for Improperly Labeling Fuel

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two companies accused of selling improperly labeled fuel in South Dakota have agreed to pay the state nearly $80,000. State Attorney General Marty Jackley announced Monday that an agreement with Harms Oil of Brookings and M.G. Oil of Rapid City has been reached after a months-long investigation. Jackley says in...
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For Whiteclay Protesters, Blockade is Personal

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Activists are preparing for a New Year’s Eve protest of beer sales in the Nebraska town of Whiteclay, and for many of them it’s personal. Two Native American groups are hosting the Monday night blockade to disrupt the flow of alcohol into South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Tribal leaders...
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Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Former State Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered that flags be lowered to half-staff at the State Capitol twice this week to honor the deaths of two former state lawmakers. Flags will fly at half-staff Wednesday in honor of Frank “Rudy” Henderson, who died Friday at age 84. The Miller native served in...
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Prime for Life: Under 21 Classes to Start Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Growing Up Together, Parents Matter Coalition of Pierre/Fort Pierre and other agencies are starting an Alcohol and Drug Educational Diversion program soon.  The first “Prime for Life: Under 21” session starts January 21, 22 and 23.  The program-according to Ruby Douglas of Parents Matter-is available for youth 18 and...
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Account Being Organized to Help Family of Accident Victim

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An account is being set up at Pierre bank to assist a Pierre man who was the victim of a December 17 car accident.  Dan Spears Sr. was hurt in the accident on Highway 1806 earlier this month and family members say he has been left paralyzed from the...
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Several Hunting Seasons Close in January

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota outdoors enthusiasts will find that several hunting seasons are still open in January-as the calendar turns over to a new year.  The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department says the pheasant hunting season comes to a close on Sunday, January 6.  Hunting seasons for grouse, prairie...
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Former Senator, State Supreme Court Justice Dies

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Two-time state senator and South Dakota Supreme Court justice Frank Henderson has died. He was 84. According to the Osheim & Schmidt Funeral Home, Henderson died Friday at the Sheridan, Wyo., Veterans Affairs Medical Center. John Henderson, one the justice’s eight children with wife Norma, tells the Rapid City...
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