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Mitchell L. Walck

Kidnapped ID Woman Dropped at Glendive Store

  GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) – A kidnapped Idaho woman who was dropped off outside a grocery store in eastern Montana calmly asked an employee if she could use a telephone. Cindy Ceynar told the Glendive Ranger-Review that she gave Susan Smith her cellphone Sunday evening, but had no idea about the ordeal the woman...
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Efforts Underway to Help Victims of Saturday House Fire

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers continue asking for donations to assist a Pierre family who lost many of their belongings in a house fire Saturday.  Olowan Rouse and her family were at the home on West 4th Street Saturday morning when the fire broke out in a bedroom.  Rouse works at the...
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Man Indicted for Misuse of Farm Services Agency Loan

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Bismarck man, who ran a cow/calf operation near Glenham, has been indicted in federal court for misusing a Farm Services Agency loan.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that 25-year-old Wroper Kosel was indicted by a federal grand jury in November on charges of Misuse of Farm Services...
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Pierre Man Arrested After Camera Found in Vent of Pierre Hotel

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Police arrested a man after they were told that a camera was discovered in a vent at a room in a Pierre hotel.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were called to the Pierre Inn and Suites in the 200 block of West Pleasant Drive last...
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Pierre’s New 4th Street Multi-Use Trail Opened by City Officials Wednesday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday, as Pierre’s new 4th Street Multi-Use Trail was officially opened.  The Capital City’s newest trail segment, in northeast Pierre, totals a little over a mile and a half.  It was constructed in two segments.  Phase I covers a stretch from Governor’s...
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US Drought Levels Off After Two Weeks of Worsening

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new report shows that the nation’s worst drought in decades has leveled off last week after worsening during the two previous weeks The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report released Thursday shows more than 62 percent of the continental U.S. remains in some form of drought. One-fifth of the...
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Dakotas Rank High in Funding of Tobacco Programs

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota ranks second in the nation and South Dakota eleventh in the funding of programs to prevent youth smoking and to help smokers quit. The annual rankings were released Thursday by a coalition of public health groups including the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Cancer Society....
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New Jail on SD Reservation to Open in January

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is set to open a $25 million adult jail next month that will emphasize cultural wellness for inmates. The grand opening for the 67,500-square-foot Rosebud Sioux Tribe Adult Correctional Facility is set for Jan. 17 near Mission. Administrator Melissa Eagle Bear says the facility...
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Obama Applauds SD Man, Nonprofit During Speech

  PORCUPINE, S.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama hailed the head of a nonprofit organization on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation as an example of positive change in Indian Country. Obama spoke to more than 500 tribal leaders during the fourth White House Tribal Nations summit on Wednesday in Washington. Obama recognized Nick Tilsen...
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Relay for Life Fundraising Team to Help with Christmas Gift Wrapping

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) One local team that is working to raise money for the 2013 Relay for Life will be offering gift wrapping at the Pierre Mall soon.  The Got Hope Relay for Life team will provide gift wrapping at the mall for a donation on December 8 and December 15. ...
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