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Dates Set in April to Consider Moving Pierre Murder Case from Adult to Juvenile Court

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre boy accused in the shooting death of another Pierre teen appeared in court via an interactive television hookup with the Hughes County Juvenile Services Center yesterday.  The 16-year-old, identified after the shooting by Pierre Police as Braiden McCahren, was indicted as an adult on charges of First...
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Post Office Announces Plans to Change Delivery Schedule This Summer/SD Congressional Delegation Reacts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) The U.S. Postal Service announced yesterday that it’s going ahead with plans to start five-day-a-week delivery later this year.  Starting in August, the Post Office will deliver letters to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday.  Packages would continue to be delivered on Saturdays.  Those who receive their...
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SD Sheep and Lamb Production Down Over the Year

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The number of sheep and lambs in South Dakota is down from a year ago. The federal Agriculture Department says in a new report that the state’s sheep and lamb inventory on Jan. 1 totaled 275,000 animals, down 10,000 from the previous year. The breeding herd was down 5,000...
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US Attorney Ends Term as Head of Panel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Brendan Johnson, U.S. attorney for South Dakota, has completed his term as chairman of a Justice Department panel dealing with Native American Issues. Johnson had been chairman of the Native American Issues Subcommittee since 2009. He says the Justice Department has worked with tribal officials to empower tribal courts,...
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Stanley County School District Offers Statement in Response to Accusation of Flag Mishandling

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Stanley County School District has released a statement following a recent Facebook posting by a former employee.  The posting showed U.S. and South Dakota flags crumpled on a shelf near cleaning supplies.  Cesar Zakahi who had been a custodian, said in his Facebook posting that another employee...
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Two Arrested After Investigation Resulted from Domestic Argument Call

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two people were arrested after Pierre Police were called to a report of a domestic argument earlier this week.  Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers were told of a domestic argument at the Capitol Inn and Suites about 9:30 p.m. Monday night.  One of the subjects at the scene...
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DLRF Holding Annual Meeting February 12-Working on Project to Make Farm Fossil Fuel Neutral

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Next week brings the annual meeting for Dakota Lakes Research Farm, located east of Pierre.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 12 at Fort Pierre’s AmericInn.  Dakota Lakes Manager Dr. Dwayne Beck says guests will include Dr. Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories-who will talk about soil testing.  Also...
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Crow Creek Students Visit KGFX Tuesday to Record Anti Bullying Messages

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of students from Crow Creek Elementary School visited KGFX yesterday.  The third and fourth graders stopped by to record messages that will be aired in future months.  They were joined by elementary school secretary Marcia Wells.  The youngsters were chosen to make the trip to Pierre to...
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Trial Date Set for Man Charged with Break-in at Pierre Business

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An April trial date has been set for a Fort Pierre man who pleaded not guilty to burglary and grand theft charges.  26-year-old Joshua Link was indicted for felony charges of Third Degree Burglary and Grand Theft and in addition, faces a misdemeanor charge of Intentional Damage to Property. ...
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Fundraiser Coming Up for Family Whose Home Was Badly Damaged in January Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fundraiser will be held be held this Friday to help a family who recently lost their house and belongings to a fire.  Scott and Leslie Wilson’s home at 210 North Poplar Avenue was left with extensive damage after a fire broke out in one of the bedrooms of...
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