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Tickets Available for King of Hearts Formal Dance

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The King of Hearts Formal Dance-sponsored by Job’s Daughters-is coming up in about a month.  This year’s dance is scheduled for Sunday, February 17 at the Georgia Morse Middle School Gymnasium.  The dance is for 9th through 12th grade students.  Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and music will be...
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Johnson: Gun Legislation Must be Individualized

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson says it’s important that any gun control legislation is tailored for each state as much as possible. The Democratic senator says he opposes any one-size-fits-all approach to gun control legislation. Johnson says that South Dakota has far fewer problems with guns than states like New...
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Justice Change Could Save $162 Million in 10 Years

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota official says the state could save an estimated $162 million in the next decade if the Legislature approves a plan to improve the rehabilitation of convicted criminals by treating more nonviolent offenders outside prison walls. Jim Seward, Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s legal counsel, says the state could spend...
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Screening of The Buffalo King to Come to State 1-2-3 Theater in February

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The hour long documentary called “The Buffalo King” will be shown at Pierre’s State 1-2-3 Theater next month.  The biographical film recants the story of James (Scotty) Philip, one of the state’s most influential figures. He is known as “the man who saved the buffalo”.  It follows Philip from...
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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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