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PVFD Responds to Two Calls Over the Weekend

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded to two different calls over the weekend.  On Friday night, about ten p.m., firefighters were summoned to a home in the 500 block of South Pierce, where a passerby noted sparks coming from a residential chimney.  Firefighters found that there was no problem...
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House Panel to Discuss Development Incentives

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A House panel plans to discuss a wide-ranging plan aimed at luring large industrial projects to the state while also helping to bring smaller projects to South Dakota. The measure introduced last week would focus on providing tax breaks for large projects that the state otherwise might not attract. It...
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SD Bill Urges Prenatal Care for Illegal Immigrants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota Senate committee is considering a bill that would provide prenatal care to pregnant women who are in the country illegally. The Health Committee heard testimony last week on the bill and plans to vote on it Monday. The bill previously was approved by the House. Supporters say...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers have a lot to tackle in Pierre this week as they head into the final week of the annual legislative session. Legislators are expected to vote on measures meant to spur economic development and allow schools to arm teachers. But first, the Joint Appropriations Committee will decide...
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G F & P Taking Added Steps to Cut Goose Numbers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Registration continues for one more week for those who would be interested in helping manage the numbers of Canada geese in South Dakota.  The population of the geese in the state is higher than management goals.  G F & P Wildlife Division Director Tony Leif says the optimum population...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced in Federal Court for Assault

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man was sentenced this week in federal court for Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  26-year-old Mahlon Jeffries was convicted of the Assault charge and appeared for sentencing Monday before U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange.  Jeffries was given a 48 month prison sentence, followed by two...
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Local Restaurant to Hold Fundraiser to Give Back to Family of Former Employee Killed in Car Accident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week, a local business will raise money to assist the family of a Pierre woman who died in a traffic accident last weekend.  For much of the day, Wednesday, March 6, Taco Johns of Pierre will give 50% of all sales to the Casey Crane Memorial Fund.  Casey...
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Pierre P.D. Honors Department Staff and Others at Annual Banquet

PIERRE, S.D – (DRG News) Thursday brought the annual Pierre Police Department Appreciation/Awards Dinner.  Several honors were handed out to department staff, volunteers and others.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says Distinguished Service Awards were handed out to eight department employees.  Those honored with the award for the first time were Communications Supervisor Edie...
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City of Pierre to Hold Monday Meeting on Reconstruction Project for a Segment of Dakota Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre will have a meeting next week to give the public and businesses along a section of Dakota Avenue a chance to learn more about an upcoming reconstruction project.  The city will be doing work soon on a segment of Dakota from Highland Avenue to Fort...
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2013-2014 Pierre Strategic Plan Discussed by Commission/Viewable on City Website

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s 2013-2014 Strategic Plan was unveiled to the community at Tuesday’s City Commission meeting.  The commission, mayor and various department directors gathered in early January for a planning session and to lay out goals for Pierre for the year to come; along with long range plans.  Pierre Mayor Laurie...
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