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Representatives Ask Feds About SD Indian Foster Care Summit

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two Democratic congressmen have written to the head of the Department of Interior’s Office of Indian Affairs to question why the government has not yet held a summit about Native American children in foster care in South Dakota. Reps. Ed Markey from Massachusetts and Ben Ray Lujan from...
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Pennington Resident SD’s First Flu Death of Season

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials have reported the state’s first flu death of the season. The Pennington County resident age 90-99 had influenza B and was hospitalized. South Dakota year to date has reported 156 laboratory-confirmed cases of flu and 28 flu-related hospitalizations. State Epidemiologist Dr. Lon Kightlinger says the...
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FIRST Lego League Qualifying Tournament to be in Pierre Saturday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Teams of youngsters will be in Pierre tomorrow to compete in a FIRST Lego League regional qualifier tournament.  The tournament is to be hosted by the South Dakota Discovery Center and is being held at Riggs High School.  The FIRST Lego League was organized with the intent of...
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PFD Held Annual Awards Banquet and Elections Thursday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department held its annual awards banquet and elections last night.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul thanked the firefighters for their varying time serving the department-with a few having been members for more than thirty years.  Paul also thanked the Pierre Fire Department Auxiliary, Oahe Chapter of...
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Pierre Men Arrested After Fight Leaves A Third Man Injured

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two Pierre men were arrested for Aggravated Assault early this morning.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were dispatched around 4:10 a.m. today to a fight in the 800 block of East Wells Avenue.  On arrival, officers located a man that had been injured following an assault. ...
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PFD Offers Pet Rescue Services

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department is reminding citizens that now that ice is certain to take over rivers and dams in central South Dakota-that the surfaces can be dangerous at times.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says people who venture onto the ice should always be cautious.  He also says...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect in DRG Listening Area Today

  ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Winter Weather Advisory is in the forecast for central and east central parts of the state for much of the day today through at least six this evening.  Mike Connelly with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says a system that is moving through could drop up...
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East River Bobcat Season Opens Saturday

  YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s first bobcat season east of the Missouri River opens Saturday. GF&P conservation officer Sam Schelhaas tells the Yankton Press and Dakotan that the East River bobcat population has reached the point where it can sustain a limited harvest. The season runs in Yankton, Bon Homme, Charles Mix,...
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Flags Should Fly at Half-Staff on Pearl Harbor Day

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say all flags should be flown at half-staff Friday in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. President Barack Obama has called for flags to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl...
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Faith Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Fatal Crash

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 63-year-old Faith man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for driving drunk on the wrong side of the road in a rural Haakon County crash that killed one woman and injured another. Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett gave Walt Lee Taton the maximum sentence for vehicular...
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