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Enrollment at SD Public Universities Up Slightly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities grew by slightly less than 1 percent this fall. The head count of students is 36,430, up 327 from the previous year. Board of Regents Executive Director Jack Warner says the level enrollment is a good sign because many students are leaving school...
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Malfunctioning Water Heater Results in Short Evacuation of Students at Stanley County Elementary

FORT PIERRE, S.D. -(DRG News) Students at Stanley County’s elementary building in Fort Pierre were evacuated for a time this afternoon after a trouble alarm triggered a call to the Fort Pierre Fire Department. Superintendent Dr. Don Hotalling says the alarm activated about 12:25 p.m. in the building, which houses Junior Kindergarten through Second...
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Buffalo Roundup Matches Records-Changes Made for 2013

CUSTER STATE PARK, S.D. – (DRG News) Yesterday brought the 2012 Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup-and organizers are already preparing for next year’s event-which will see some slight changes. Thousands of people watched as riders on horseback directed the animals to corrals on Monday. The roundup is part of the park’s management plan for...
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Woman Given Jail Time for Plea to Grand Theft and DUI-1st

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman who pled guilty to Grand Theft and DUI-1st was sentenced for her admissions in a Fort Pierre courtroom today. 19-year-old Ruby Sazue was charged after she stole a vehicle from in front of the Pierre Post Office; struck a tree in Fort Pierre with the pickup...
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Pierre Fire Department Called to Small Fire Monday Evening

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre Firefighters spent about thirty minutes at the scene of a small fire Monday evening. Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says a fire was reported behind Pierre’s baling facility in southeast Pierre. He says fire crews discovered the blaze was burning at the nearby Ace Steel & Recycling. Paul...
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Saturday National Take Back Initiative Locations Announced

UNDATED – (DRG News) Several area law enforcement agencies are taking part in this Saturday’s National Take Back Initiative. The Drug Enforcement Administration will once again sponsor national Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. This event gives those who missed previous events or who have gathered unwanted...
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2012 Recipient of CACS’s Visionary Award Chosen

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) This year’s recipient for the Capital Area Counseling Service’s Visionary Award has been announced. Mike Putzier has been chosen to receive the award for his support of the Capital Area Counseling Service’s mission-which states that the organization works to be the preeminent addiction and mental health provider within central...
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Pierre PD Looking Into Thefts from Vehicles

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating several thefts from vehicles that were reported on Sunday and Monday. Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that officers were called to at least nine different cases of items taken from vehicles-mostly in southeast Pierre-the past few days. Blemaster says the vehicles were all...
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Eagle Butte Man Appears in Court Following Rollover Accident

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man who was hospitalized after a single vehicle accident last week appeared in court yesterday for an initial appearance. 18-year-old Judson Two Dogs was taken to the Hughes County Jail Saturday on charges of Grand Theft and Driving Without a Valid Drivers License. Authorities say Two...
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SD Aeronautics Commission to Meet in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Aeronautics Commission is meeting in Pierre on Tuesday. The board is scheduled to discuss aeronautical hazard applications, financial assistance agreements and an SDSU safety initiative using a flight simulator. Commissioners are also slated to review state aviation laws and discuss an Aberdeen fuel tax request. The meeting...
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