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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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Extended Antlerless Deer Season Begins Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Department is offering nine additional days to harvest antlerless deer. The extensions for the West River and East River seasons begin Saturday and end Jan. 6. The regular West River Deer season closed Nov. 25 and the regular East River Deer season closed...
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Memorial Service Planned for Deceased SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is seeking information about former lawmakers who have died in the past year. The Legislature’s annual memorial service for deceased lawmakers is tentatively planned for 3 p.m. on Jan. 17 in the state Capitol in Pierre. It will be held in the House chamber. The committee...
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Boys and Girls Club Recipient of Annual Christmas Money Order Funds from Christmas Donor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Dakota Radio Group passed along a Christmas gift of goodwill from an anonymous donor today, as the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area was the recipient of $25.00.  Each year, an unknown person sends $25 postal money orders to various entities with the following message: “In the...
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Local Youngsters Honored as Part of Fort Pierre Women of the Moose Essay Contest

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two local youngsters were honored Tuesday by Fort Pierre’s Women of the Moose as the winners of a first time essay contest.  The theme for the contest was “My Family is Best Because…”    Students were asked to write a 150 word message and include a hand drawn picture...
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Kim Paxton Wins DRG’s Countdown to Christmas Contest

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Congratulations to Kim Paxton of Pierre! She was the winner of the Dakota Radio group’s Countdown to Christmas contest. Listeners who registered at one of the contest sponsor locations had the chance to win daily prizes-starting December 3-and the daily winners qualified for the chance to win the grand...
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Lower Brule Woman Given 35 Year Prison Term for Pleading Guilty to Five Counts of Vehicular Homicide

A Lower Brule woman was sentenced to 35 years in the South Dakota Women’s Prison yesterday for her guilty pleas to five counts of Vehicular Homicide.  19-year-old Tessa J. Crane appeared in court in Kennebec yesterday and was given ten year sentences for each count-with the counts to be served consecutively.  Three years have...
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Firefighters Work Over Three Hours to Put Out Fire that Started in Blunt Garage

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire in a Blunt garage destroyed the structure and burned a small area of a nearby home.  Jerry Yeager of the Blunt Volunteer Fire Department says firefighters were contacted by someone passing by the residence at 311 North Bluff Street-where flames were already burning in the garage.  Three...
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SD Governor Extends Over-Width Hay Hauling Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has extended an executive order allowing trucks to haul over-width loads of baled hay to help drought-stricken farmers and ranchers. A previous order allowing over-width loads of hay was due to expire Friday. The governor extended it to Feb. 21. A trucker with a permit...
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SD Teenager Held Without Bond on Murder Charge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 16-year-old Pierre boy charged with first-degree murder for the fatal shooting of a friend will continue to be held in custody without bond. Braiden K. McCahren made his initial court appearance Thursday after being charged with murder for Tuesday’s shotgun slaying of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. Circuit Judge John Brown...
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