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Parts of South Dakota Get Measurable Snowfall

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Parts of South Dakota have their first measurable snowfall of the season. The National Weather Service says up to 5 inches of snow fell across parts of the Black Hills on Wednesday. Meteorologist Susan Sanders says snow in the region in late October is typical. The precipitation fell as...
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Russell Means’ Ashes Being Spread in Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The ashes of Russell Means are being scattered in a private ceremony in western South Dakota’s Black Hills, a day after the former American Indian Movement activist was remembered in a ceremony on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Hundreds of people gathered at the high school in Kyle to...
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Measurable Snow Expected in Parts of the Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A storm system crossing the Northern Plains is bringing measurable snowfall to parts of the Dakotas. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Rudge tells the Rapid City Journal that an inch or two of snow has accumulated in the northern Black Hills area. And snow is starting to stick in...
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Sioux Falls Braces for Crowds at McGovern Services

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Officials and businesses in Sioux Falls are bracing for hundreds – if not thousands – of people to descend on South Dakota’s largest city to honor the life of former U.S. Sen. and one-time presidential hopeful George McGovern. McGovern, who lost a 1972 presidential bid to Richard M. Nixon,...
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Pierre Man Sentenced on Assault of an Officer and Other Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was sentenced Tuesday on Attempted Aggravated Assault of a Law Officer and two other charges. 20-year-old Jerald Noisy Hawk entered a guilty plea last month to the Attempted Assault of an Officer and Simple Assault Domestic charges and pled no contest to Sexual Contact without Consent....
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Woman Facing Several Counts for Allegedly Breaking into Apartment and Stealing Firearms

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman who is currently in the South Dakota Women’s Prison on charges from Minnehaha County appeared in court in Pierre Tuesday after being indicted for Burglary and Grand Theft charges stemming from crimes reported in 2011 in Hughes County. Former Pierre resident, 23-year-old Sammone Flute, was indicted on...
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Lower Brule Students Visit KGFX Tuesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Students from Lower Brule School visited KGFX Tuesday morning to record messages they wrote promoting alcohol and drug-free living. The Junior and Senior students included Latrell LaRoche, Phillip Wright, Anjelika Edwards, Kasey McCauley, Natasha Grassrope and Rhea Thigh. They were joined by advisor Lorelei Coleman. One of the students,...
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Sunday Accident Causes Damages to Poles and a Home in McLaughlin

McINTOSH, S.D. – (DRG News) The Bureau of Indian Affairs was called to investigate a weekend accident in which a vehicle driven by a McLaughlin man struck two utility poles and a house. Corson County Sheriff Keith Gall says the man was driving a 1995 Nissan Pathfinder west on Highway 12 in McLaughlin early...
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SD International Trade Center Export Awareness Workshop to Come to Pierre Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre will host an event called the South Dakota International Trade Center Export Awareness Workshop tomorrow. The workshop is being sponsored by the Pierre Economic Development Corporation and various state and federal agencies. The workshop will begin at noon at the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce and will last...
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Pierre Awarded $25,000 Cities of Service Grant to Re-Establish Trees

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre received a $25,000 grant from the national organization Cities of Service to use in addressing the loss of a tree grove that surrounds the Oahe Softball Complex in southeast Pierre. Pierre is one of 18 cities that have been awarded funds for volunteer projects which address problems that...
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