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PFD Responds to Two Tuesday Afternoon Fires

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was summoned to two afternoon fire calls Tuesday.  Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were told about a brush pile fire at Hyde Stadium about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.  The fire was burning along a set of bleachers, but was put out quickly.  Paul...
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Keldron and Buffalo Residents Reappointed to Cattlemen’s Beef Board

  HURON, S.D. – (DRG News) Two South Dakotans have been re-appointed to seats on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board.  U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack reappointed Danni Beer of Keldron and Linda Gilbert of Buffalo to the board.  They will both serve three-year terms.  The 106-member Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research...
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DOH Advises South Dakotans to Prepare for Healthy Holiday and Winter with Flu Shot

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week is being noted as National Influenza Vaccination Week and South Dakota’s State Epidemiologist says the week is a good reminder that flu shots are the best way to stay protected against influenza.  Dr. Lon Kightlnger of the South Dakota Department of Health says so far this...
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Video of Riggs Students Reading Names of South Dakotans on Vietnam War Memorial Wall Now Online

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A video has been made public in which the names of South Dakotans who are listed on the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C.are read one-by-one.  The video was created by ten Pierre Riggs High School students and a Riggs teacher earlier this month.  The memorial wall is...
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Rounds to Make Announcement About US Senate Run

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds says he is going to announce his intentions about running for the U.S. Senate during a series of events across South Dakota on Thursday. Rounds earlier formed a committee to explore a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tim...
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Mobridge has Festive Weekend

MOBRIDGE, SD (DRG News) – The Town of Mobridge Looks to kick of December and the holiday season with a  bang this weekend with more than 10 events planned. The festivities start on Friday with the Ribbon Cutting of the new railroad crossing on South Main. Following that at 6 pm, the Parade of...
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Water Break in Mobridge

Mobridge, SD (DRG News) – First Avenue east has been closed for some time now as crews are working to stop a water leak at valves both north and south of Grand Crossing in Mobridge. Water crews were testing water lines last week, a process that required these two particular valves to be closed,...
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St. Lawrence Man Received Minor Injuries in a One Vehicle Accident East of Pierre Tuesday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A St. Lawrence man received minor cuts and scrapes yesterday in a one vehicle accident which involved a garbage truck.  South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Ryan Lantz says the accident was reported three miles east of Pierre on Highway 34 at about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday.  Lantz says the...
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Survey Shows SD’s Homeless Population Decreases

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state organization has found that the number of homeless people in South Dakota has decreased more than 25 percent from last year. The South Dakota Housing for the Homeless Consortium performed a one-day survey in September to identify homeless families and individuals in the state. The survey found...
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Draper and Harrold to Hold Meetings on Post Office Hours This Week

  UNDATED – (DRG News) Meetings continue this week in some South Dakota towns, where the U.S. Postal Service plans to reduce counter service hours at post offices.  A meeting will be tomorrow in Draper and Thursday in Harrold.  More than 220 South Dakota post offices were listed on a postal service website as...
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