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Pierre Man Indicted on Eavesdrop and Taking Pictures without Consent Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was indicted last month on charges that allege he installed a device that allowed him to view and photograph what was occurred in a Pierre hotel room.  45-year-old Jeffrey Wright was arrested December 6 and was indicted December 18 on charges of Trespass with Intent to...
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Arraignment for Pierre Teen Charged in December Shooting Set for Friday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A 16-year-old Pierre boy is to be arraigned on Friday morning on charges that have been leveled by a Hughes County Grand Jury.  Braiden McCahren was indicted last week for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and alternate counts of Aggravated Assault. Authorities were called to McCahren’s home...
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Results of Housing Studies Available Now on Both Pierre and Fort Pierre Websites

UNDATED – (DRG News) Local citizens interested in looking over Housing Studies for the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre can find the information by visiting each of the city’s websites.  The studies were done to analyze the overall housing needs of Pierre, Fort Pierre and the surrounding area.  They were conducted by Community...
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Sign Up Underway Now for Free Art Classes Through Stanley County HS

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Art classes are being offered for adults wishing to learn how to draw.  The classes will be taught by Audrey Jones, the Stanley County High School Art Teacher.  Those interested in signing up for the free classes must apply before January 8.  The classes will be held Tuesday...
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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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