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Academic Challenge Brings Seven Schools to Fort Pierre Last Week

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Third Annual Stanley County Small School Academic Challenge was held in Fort Pierre last week.  Eight different schools attended the event.  Students were tested last Wednesday, November 7 on 20 different areas, including English 9-12, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Chemistry, Physics, Native American History and...
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List to Be Compiled Starting Tomorrow of Those Who Want Deer Harvested in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Now that the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department has approved the city of Pierre’s request to thin the number of deer within city limits, Pierre officials have announced that names will soon be taken of those who want to receive a harvested deer.  Game officials approved the...
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Oahe Downstream Rec Area to Hold Annual Disabled Hunt This Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Oahe Downstream Recreation Area will be closed for several hours this weekend to host the annual Oahe Hunt.  This is an event that is held each year for disabled hunters.  It is sponsored by the Corps of Engineers and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. ...
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Thune Re-elected Chairman of Senate GOP Conference

 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says he has been re-elected chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. The South Dakota Republican was first elected to the post by his peers in December 2011 and assumed the position last January when Sen. Lamar Alexander, of Tennessee, stepped down. It is the third-highest...
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Actor Helps Tribes Trying to Buy Sacred SD Land

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Native American tribes are getting some celebrity support in their effort to raise money to buy land in South Dakota that they consider sacred. Ezra Miller, the star of the recently released film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and hip-hop producer Sol Guy are appearing in a...
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Two Kicked Out of Caucus to go to GOP Meeting

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two Republican legislators who were kicked out of a House caucus last year will be in attendance Saturday at a GOP meeting.  The Argus Leader reports that GOP Rep. Stace Nelson, from Fulton, and Rep. Lance Russell, from Hot Springs, have accepted an invitation from House Majority leader David Lust...
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One Person Hurt in Accident East of Pierre Monday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) First responders were called out Monday night to the report of a one vehicle accident east of Pierre.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident was reported about eight miles east of Pierreon Highway 14-at about 6:10 p.m. Monday.  Leidholt says the driver of the 2011 Dodge pickup...
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PEF Gives Out Fall Mini-Grants

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Educational Foundation recently awarded mini-grants to seven different teachers in the district.  Two times each year, the foundation gives out grants to students, educators and groups to encourage teachers to focus beyond standard curriculum, raise the educational performance of students of all ages and offer solutions...
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School Board Approves Changes for Former Tech Ed Building at GMMS

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved using money from the district’s Capital Outlay Funds and from a Sports Marketing Fund to renovate and purchase supplies for a building that stands on the grounds of Georgia Morse Middle School.  The board discussed a suggestion to make changes to the former...
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Eagle Creek Holds Annual Pheasant Hunt to Show Off Central SD to Current and Potential Clients

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of corporate executives and local officials gathered in the area this week for business—and for hunting—as Pierre’s Eagle Creek Software Services held its fourth annual Eagle Creek Pheasant Hunt.  Eagle Creek CEO Ken Behrendt says more than 20 people were invited-some of them business prospects-to come...
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