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Oahe Chapter of the American Red Cross Receives Casual Friday Donation from DSS

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Chapter of the American Red Cross received a donation last week from the South Dakota Department of Social Services.  The money is to be used by the Red Cross to assist victims of Superstorm Sandy that impacted portions of the east coast in late October.  Mike Mehlhaff,...
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New SD Mountain Lion Season Brings Expanded Quotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – It’s the start of an expanded mountain lion season for hunters in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The state Game Fish and Parks Commission has set a quota of 100 lions, a record in the seven years of lion seasons. The quotas have been gradually increased primarily to...
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Dakota Men Hanged in 1862 to be Honored in Mankato After Two Week Horseback Ride from SD

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) – About 150 Native Americans are expected in Mankato to honor the 38 Dakota men who were hanged in 1862. KTOE radio reports a new monument will be dedicated at Reconciliation Park in Mankato in a Wednesday morning ceremony. It’s believed to be the location where the executions took place at...
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Fire Destroys Hunting Bus on Farm Near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say a bus used to transport hunters was destroyed by fire on a farm near Pierre. Pierre Rural Fire Department Chief Jason Roggow says operators at a guide service jump-started the bus Monday and left the engine running unattended. Roggow tells the Pierre Capitol Journal the engine compartment caught...
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Today is Last Day to View Capitol Christmas Display

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Today is the final day for residents to view the decorated Christmas trees in the South Dakota Capitol. The annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CST. Representatives of organizations and communities who decorated the more than 90 trees...
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Website, Smartphone App Offer Snowmobile Maps

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new interactive South Dakota snowmobile trail system map is available for both the Web and smartphones. The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department says the map shows trail conditions and pinpoints businesses, restrooms and parking areas along the trail system. State snowmobile trail coordinator Tony Schmitt says snowmobilers...
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Courthouse and Library Closures Noted for Christmas Eve and Christmas

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A number of locations are either closed or will be closing for Christmas.  The Hughes County Courthouse is closed today and tomorrow.  Rawlins Municipal Library will close at noon today, be closed all day tomorrow and will reopen on Wednesday, December 26 at 10:00 a.m.  Library Director Beverly Lewis...
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Black Hills Federal Credit Union Drawing December 2012 (KGFX Photo)

BHFCU Breaks Ground for New Pierre Location-Expects to Open Next Fall

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Last week brought the groundbreaking for what will be a new Pierre location for Black Hills Federal Credit Union.  Officials gathered Tuesday to officially mark the start of construction for the Credit Union’s newest Member Service Center on North Garfield Avenue-just south of Walmart.  Carol Brown, who is the...
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Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill proudly wearing purple in honor of military kids for today's Purple Up for Kids Day.

Mayor Gill Reflects on 2012-Looks Forward to What 2013 Will Bring for Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As 2012 comes to a close, Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill is looking back at the past year and believes that it has been a positive one for the city.  Gill says as 2012 started, flood recovery and reconstruction were the top priorities.  She says the city has accomplished a...
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Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Small Grants Program to Take Applications After January 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fund that was set up to honor an outdoors broadcaster and his family will be giving out grants in the Spring of 2013.  The Tony and Dar Dean Outdoor Education Fund was set up in the memory of outdoor broadcaster and writer Tony Dean, who died in 2008. ...
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