Resilience, Aid Keep Ranchers Afloat After Storm

PHILIP, S.D. (AP) – Many ranchers in western South Dakota are doing better than expected a year after a freak autumn blizzard killed at least 43,000 cattle, but they say it’ll be several years before they’re fully recovered. Philip rancher and implement dealer Mark Buchholz says he lost more than 30 percent of his...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre FD’s Kick Off Fire Prevention Week with Weekend Activities

UNDATED – (DRG News) This weekend brings kickoff events for next week’s notation of Fire Prevention Week.  The theme of this year’s Fire Prevention Week-October 5-11 is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month”.  Both the Pierre and Fort Pierre Fire Departments are holding events this weekend and plan school visits in...
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Co-ops Burying Power Lines to Protect from Storms

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials say five electric cooperatives are using state and federal disaster funds to bury hundreds of miles of power lines to protect against widespread outages from storms. The cooperatives are burying more than 530 miles of line damaged in a powerful storm that struck 14 western South Dakota counties...
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6th Circuit DUI Court Held Graduation & Celebration Wednesday in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 6th Circuit DUI Court held an event Wednesday to note the graduation of two individuals who have completed the program.  The local DUI court started operation in September of 2009.  Two people graduated on Wednesday, which brings the number of participants who have successfully gone through the...
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