Custer Buffalo Roundup Matches Past Turnout of 14K

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota says more than 14,000 people took part in the buffalo roundup at Custer State Park, matching crowd records from the previous five years. Though attendance was steady for the 48th annual roundup on Sept. 27, fewer people attended the arts festival held the following weekend....
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City of Pierre Celebrates Improvements to Griffin Park Tennis Courts Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) With games going on in the background as part of the ESD Girls Tennis Tournament, local officials and volunteers gathered yesterday morning to celebrate the completion of improvement work at Pierre’s Griffin Park tennis facility.  The six courts at Griffin Park were completely resurfaced and blended lines were added.  ...
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Officials Show Off Improvements at the Native Plant Arboretum in Southeast Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An event was held at Pierre’s Native Plant Arboretum yesterday to note some recent improvements at the southeast Pierre facility.  Dan McCormick-Chairman of the Pierre City Arbor Board says the arboretum has been in Pierre since the late 1980’s and initially, was just a woodland area full of Siberian...
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Contract Awarded to Start Dredging Work at LaFramboise Ramp to Get Ramp Reopened

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A contract was awarded late last week to do dredging work at the LaFramboise Boat Ramp-along the causeway that connects Pierre to the nearby LaFramboise Island.  Al Nedved, Assistant Director for the Game, Fish and Parks Department’s Division of Parks and Recreation says funding through its Capital Development Budget...
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Wakpala Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder in 2008 Death

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Wakpala man accused in a September 2008 beating death has pleaded not guilty in federal court to second-degree murder and assault. Twenty-five-year-old Stoney End of Horn is accused of beating Pauline Brave Crow in rural Wakpala, causing a head injury that killed her. Court documents do not indicate the...
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Planes Search for Hunters Possibly Lost by Storm

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Pilots with the South Dakota Wing of the Civil Air Patrol are searching for hunters who might be lost in the Black Hills after the weekend snowstorm. The Department of Game, Fish and Parks says it had two calls earlier but they turned out to be people operating snow...
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Group: SD Has 2nd-Lowest Drug Overdose Death Rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – A public health group says South Dakota has the second-lowest rate of drug overdose deaths in the nation. According to the report by the Trust for America’s Health, 6.3 of every 100,000 people in the state died from a drug overdose in 2010. The document says prescription drug related deaths now...
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SD Crews Help West River Co-ops Restore Power

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Electrical workers, construction crews and National Guard members from eastern South Dakota and nearby states are helping to restore power at six electrical cooperatives in the western part of the state. The state Rural Electric Association says more than 160 people from 20 South Dakota co-ops, a Minnesota cooperative, a...
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Cattle Losses Hampered By End of Disaster Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Western South Dakota ranchers suffered heavy cattle losses in the last weekend’s blizzard, and their recovery could be hampered by the expiration of government livestock disaster programs. Union Center rancher Gary Cammack says he lost about 70 cows and some calves, roughly 15 percent of his herd. But he is...
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Stanley County to Play Homecoming Game Tonight…Here’s a Look Back at Friday’s Parade

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Changes were made to more than one area high school football game on Friday because of the weather, including Stanley County’s game against Jones County.  Despite Stanley County’s Homecoming game being moved to tonight at 6:00 p.m., the pep rally and parade were held.  Shown below are a...
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