News

Pierre Logo

Native American Education Program to Host Native American Week Events Starting Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Several activities are planned next week as the Pierre School District’s Native American Education Program will host Native American Week starting Monday. October 8 is noted as Native American Day in South Dakota. There will be different events scheduled throughout the week that are open to students-and some are...
Keep Reading »
Firefighter and Fire Truck

Fort Pierre and Pierre Fire Departments Noting Fire Prevention Week

UNDATED – (DRG News) Next week brings the annual designation known as National Fire Prevention Week. The theme for the week is “Have 2 Ways Out”. State Fire Marshal Paul Marriman says the theme is a reminder that a good fire safety plan includes more than one exit strategy from a burning home. Area...
Keep Reading »
Mountain Lion

SD Commission Sets Mountain Lion Quota at 100

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission will allow up to 100 mountain lions to be killed during the upcoming hunting season, 30 more than last year. The season begins Dec. 26 and runs through next March 31 unless either of two quotas is reached – the 100 total lions...
Keep Reading »
Semi Trailer Stuck Under Bridge October 4, 2012

Semi Clogs Railroad Bridge and Pierre Street for Several Hours Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Street railroad bridge claimed another victim as a semi got stuck under the structure yesterday. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says dispatchers were contacted about 6:45 a.m. Thursday and were told that a semi was stuck under the bridge. The driver, 60-year-old Lowell D. Wiggins of Halstead,...
Keep Reading »
SD Farmers Union Logo

Farmers Union Breaks Ground on New Building

HURON, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Farmers Union says it has broken ground on a new 8,400 square foot state office building. The new building in Huron will house South Dakota Farmers Union staff along with the state office staff of the Farmers Union Insurance Agency and the South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation....
Keep Reading »
Corn

Row Crop Harvest Speeding Along in the Dakotas

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – An early start to spring planting and a hot summer that pushed crops to maturity has led to an early row crop harvest in the Dakotas. South Dakota State agronomy specialist Mark Rosenberg tells the American News the harvest might be done in record time. He says farmers might wrap...
Keep Reading »
Pierre Fire Department Logo

PFD Called to Gas Line Break Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent a short time at the site of a natural gas line leak yesterday afternoon. Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the department was called to 512 East Missouri about 2:15 p.m. where it was said that a person using a stump grinder hit...
Keep Reading »
untitled 2

Girl Taken to Hospital After Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A young girl was hurt yesterday when she was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Euclid and Capitol Avenues. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the 11-year-old female who is a student at Georgia Morse Middle School, was running westbound across Euclid when the accident occurred about...
Keep Reading »
Harrold Fire Hall

Crews from Harrold and Two Other Fire Departments Fight Sunflower Field Blaze Near Blunt Wednesday

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) About 150 acres of standing sunflowers were burned yesterday in a fire near Blunt. Treg Cowan, Chief of the Harrold Fire Department, says the fire was reported about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in a sunflower field. The field was being combined at the time the blaze broke out. Cowan says...
Keep Reading »
Overturned Semi on October 3, 2012

Semi Overturns at Pierre Intersection-Driver Hurt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A semi was damaged and the driver was injured yesterday, when the rig overturned at an east Pierre intersection. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers responded to a semi rollover yesterday morning-about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Garfield Avenue and East Wells Avenue. Blemaster says an...
Keep Reading »