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South Dakota Officials: Time For Your Flu Vaccination

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say influenza has come early to South Dakota. State epidemiologist Don Kightlinger says already this season, four cases have been confirmed, all in children. He adds that the vaccine is readily available this year and that “now is a good time to be vaccinated.” According to a...
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Police Seek Man They Say Threatened SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities are looking for a man who they say threatened South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and his family. William Becker of Monticello, Minn., is also sought on a felony marijuana charge. KSFY-TV reports authorities believe the 53-year-old Becker in in southeastern South Dakota or southwestern Minnesota. A...
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Hand County Public Safety Exercise Goes Well-Organizers Come Away With Some Things to Work On

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say a public safety exercise that took place yesterday in St. Lawrence went well. Hand County Sheriff Doug DeBoer says the county conducts an exercise each year. Yesterday’s scenario involved the report that a teenage boy had left his grandparents without permission. Searchers initially began looking for the...
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Railroad Grade Crossing to be Improved Next Week in East Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will be done by Canadian Pacific Railway next week at a track crossing in east Pierre. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the rail company will be removing and reinstalling a new railroad grade crossing on Lowell Avenue between Highway 34 and...
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Gettysburg FD Puts Out Wednesday Grass Fire

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) Gettysburg firefighters answered a call to a ditch fire north of Gettysburg yesterday. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the fire was reported about 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. He says it likely started in a ditch along Highway 83 after a trailer blew a tire. The fire was contained to...
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2012 Tribute Dinner Honorees Named for November Event at Casey Tibbs SD Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Casey Tibbs Foundation has announced the list of those who will be honored at the annual Tribute Dinner this year. After looking over a list of several submissions, the Board of Directors chose to recognize the following people at the Tribute Dinner in November. Past Rodeo Great:...
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Vehicle Reported Stolen Wednesday from Pierre Parking Lot

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Police Department is investigating a stolen vehicle report. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says a vehicle was reported stolen from the City Parking Lot yesterday. Officers are looking for a 2005 Dodge Caravan, blue in color. The vehicle’s license plate is 36N D09. When it was taken, the...
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Final Prep Work Taking Place Next Week on Causeway and LaFramboise Island Before Public Opening October 6

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Although work on Pierre’s Causeway structure will be mostly complete in the next day or so, officials say that people won’t be able to access the Causeway and LaFramboise Island for about another week. The causeway, which connects Pierre’s park system with LaFramboise Island, was damaged by last year’s...
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Dupree Students at KGFX September 26, 2012

Dupree Students at KGFX Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A group of 7th through 12th grade students from Dupree spent the morning at KGFX Wednesday and left behind some words of advice. The group recorded messages as part of an anti drug campaign that will air on KGFX soon. The students were encouraged to submit entries at their...
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FPFD Answers Call to Gas Line Break Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre Firefighters responded yesterday to the report that a gas line had been broken on the city’s west-side. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says firefighters went to River Bluff Estates about 2:05 p.m. where a contractor had hit a main gas line. On arrival at the...
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