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PFD Offers Pet Rescue Services

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department is reminding citizens that now that ice is certain to take over rivers and dams in central South Dakota-that the surfaces can be dangerous at times.  Deputy Chief Ian Paul says people who venture onto the ice should always be cautious.  He also says...
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Winter Weather Advisory in Effect in DRG Listening Area Today

  ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) A Winter Weather Advisory is in the forecast for central and east central parts of the state for much of the day today through at least six this evening.  Mike Connelly with the National Weather Service in Aberdeen says a system that is moving through could drop up...
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East River Bobcat Season Opens Saturday

  YANKTON, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s first bobcat season east of the Missouri River opens Saturday. GF&P conservation officer Sam Schelhaas tells the Yankton Press and Dakotan that the East River bobcat population has reached the point where it can sustain a limited harvest. The season runs in Yankton, Bon Homme, Charles Mix,...
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Flags Should Fly at Half-Staff on Pearl Harbor Day

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials say all flags should be flown at half-staff Friday in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. President Barack Obama has called for flags to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset in recognition of the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl...
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Faith Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Fatal Crash

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A 63-year-old Faith man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for driving drunk on the wrong side of the road in a rural Haakon County crash that killed one woman and injured another. Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett gave Walt Lee Taton the maximum sentence for vehicular...
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Agreement Boosts Access for American Indian Vets

  WASHINGTON (AP) – Native American military veterans will be able to access health care closer to home thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs and the Indian Health Service. The agreement allows for Veterans Affairs to reimburse IHS for direct health care services provided to eligible American Indian and...
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Feds Pledge to Improve Protection of Sacred Sites

  WASHINGTON (AP) – Protection of sites held sacred by American Indian and Alaska Natives will be bolstered under a memorandum of understanding signed by four federal agencies and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The memo signed Thursday by the departments of Agriculture, Defense, Energy and Interior also calls for improving tribal access...
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Kidnapped ID Woman Dropped at Glendive Store

  GLENDIVE, Mont. (AP) – A kidnapped Idaho woman who was dropped off outside a grocery store in eastern Montana calmly asked an employee if she could use a telephone. Cindy Ceynar told the Glendive Ranger-Review that she gave Susan Smith her cellphone Sunday evening, but had no idea about the ordeal the woman...
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Efforts Underway to Help Victims of Saturday House Fire

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers continue asking for donations to assist a Pierre family who lost many of their belongings in a house fire Saturday.  Olowan Rouse and her family were at the home on West 4th Street Saturday morning when the fire broke out in a bedroom.  Rouse works at the...
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Man Indicted for Misuse of Farm Services Agency Loan

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Bismarck man, who ran a cow/calf operation near Glenham, has been indicted in federal court for misusing a Farm Services Agency loan.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that 25-year-old Wroper Kosel was indicted by a federal grand jury in November on charges of Misuse of Farm Services...
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