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$1.3 Million Dollars in Tribal Transit Funding to Come to South Dakota

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) South Dakota tribes are to receive $1.3 million dollars in funding to enhance public transit service on tribal lands.  South Dakota U.S. Senator Tim Johnson, who is the Senate Banking Committee Chairman, announced last week that five tribes will receive the grants for tribal transit programs.  The money...
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65 Units of Blood Donated for Tyler Wilcox Memorial Blood Drive

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department’s Tyler Wilcox Memorial Blood Drive went well for organizers-as more than 60 units of blood were given yesterday.  The department’s Joe Meligan says 65 total units were donated.  The annual blood drive is also known as the Guns vs. Hoses blood drive-as...
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Jury Finds SD Man Guilty of Sex Abuse Charges

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A jury has found a South Dakota man guilty of two sex-related crimes but not guilty of kidnapping in two incidents near Dupree. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Tuesday that 31-year-old Patrick Brown Thunder, of Eagle Butte, was convicted last week of sex with a minor and sexual...
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Pierre’s Pringle House Listed on National Register

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Pringle House is one of five South Dakota properties that have been added to the National Register of Historic Places recently.  The South Dakota State Historical Society says the Pierre home joins other locations including the Chapel in the Hills in Rapid City, the Golden Summit Mine...
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Hughes County Sheriff’s Office Responds to Two Separate Incidents-Two Arrested

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested last night following a motor vehicle accident east of Pierre on Highway 34.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says authorities were alerted to an accident about four miles east of Pierre, in which a vehicle was flipped onto its roof along the road. ...
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FPFD Holding Tyler Wilcox Memorial Blood Drive Today-Includes Competition Between Law Enforcers and Firefighters

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Fort Pierre Fire Department is holding its annual blood drive at the fire hall today.  The annual Tyler Wilcox memorial blood drive starts at 12:30 and will continue into the evening.  The event is also known as the Guns vs. Hoses blood drive and is a...
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MOPS Toy Drive Needs More Toy Donations

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local organization is asking for assistance today in gathering more toys for a Toy Drive.  The Mothers of Pre Schoolers or MOPS group is once again holding its annual Toy Drive.  Yesterday, organizer Jenn Oedekoven said the Toy Drive began getting low on toys.  The giveaway is...
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Mobridge Woman Arrested For Allegedly Stealing at Least $3,000 in Items from Pierre Stores

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Mobridge woman was arrested on allegations that she stole more than $3,000 worth of merchandise from at least five Pierre area businesses.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the case began when theft prevention workers at Wal-Mart reportedly noted Taylor Gullickson shoplifting items at the store.  Blemaster...
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Major Pipeline Among Ideas for Aiding Arid West

  ST. LOUIS (AP) – Drought-stricken Midwestern states are already squabbling over rights to water in the region’s rivers. Now, the fight could be intensified by a new idea for diverting water from the Missouri River to help seven arid states in the West. A new federal-state study of western water needs includes an...
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PFD Wrapping Up Busy Fire Year-Higher Number of Structure Fire Calls in 2012

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department is wrapping up a year that included a higher than normal number of structure fires.  Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says there have been six structure fires so far this year-which is more than the average of 1-2 per year. As for the number...
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