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Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden to be Built at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A date has been set for this summer to unveil a sculpture garden and large bronze statue of a famous saddle bronc rider at Fort Pierre’s Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.  The Casey Tibbs Foundation announced plans recently to create a Sculpture Garden that will open this...
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Dave Bonde Speaking Before Fort Pierre Development Corporation Meeting January 22, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Fort Pierre Development Corporation Gathered Tuesday for Annual Meeting

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the 2013 meeting for the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  About 40 people attended the annual gathering.  The evening’s guest speaker was Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello.  After his comments, Costello answered several business related questions from the group.  Fort Pierre Development Corporation Executive...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Her Role in Break-in at Agar Business in 2011

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced this week in an Onida courtroom for her guilty plea to Aiding and Abetting Third Degree Burglary.  Kyla Fischer was one of three people charged with a break-in at Agar in May of 2011.  Fischer admitted her guilt in December to the Aiding and...
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Former Agar Resident Changes Plea to Rape and Sexual Contact Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar man who was charged last fall for Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child has changed his pleas to the crimes.  45-year-old Gary Glenn Morris faced charges including one count of Fourth Degree Rape and four counts of Sexual Contact with a Child Under Sixteen.  On...
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Pierre Woman Arrested for Grand Theft and Other Charges Early Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was arrested early this morning after a vehicle was reported stolen from a location on East Wells Avenue.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that a 1995 Chevrolet pickup was stolen from the 700 block of East Wells sometime this morning.  It was seen by officers...
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Gloria Hanson Speaking at United Way Announcement January 24, 2013

Capital Area United Way Executive Director: 2012 Campaign’s Record Goal Met in Record Time

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way announced yesterday that it had met its $500,000 goal for the 2012 campaign.  The goal was the highest set by the organization.  Executive Director Gloria Hanson says not only that, but being able to announce that the goal had been met by January 24...
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SD Senate Panel Kills Gun Publication Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has rejected a measure that sought to prevent newspapers, broadcast stations and others from publishing the names of people who have guns. The bill’s main sponsor, Sen. Jeff Monroe of Pierre, says he was alarmed when a New York newspaper published the names and addresses...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Bill Relaxing Gun Permit Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has narrowly rejected a bill that would have allowed most people to carry concealed weapons without permits. The Local Government Committee voted 7-6 to kill the bill after opponents said it would make it more difficult for law enforcement officers to stop crimes. The measure’s...
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McGovern’s Personal Items to be Auctioned in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – George McGovern once gave his daughter a bookend made out of soapstone in the shape of a bear. It was a symbol of the “Terr the bear” nickname he often called Teresa, who froze to death in a snow bank near a bar where she’d been drinking. The figure...
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SD Senate Approves Criminal Justice Reform Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has approved a plan to cut the state’s prison costs by treating more nonviolent offenders in community programs. Senators voted 31-2 Thursday to pass the bill and send it to the House for further debate. The measure is based on recommendations made by a panel appointed...
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