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Airport Manager Pleased with Sunday Response to Aircraft Landing Gear Emergency

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Airport Manager says he was pleased with the response by emergency agencies to a report yesterday that a passenger plane was flying into Pierre with landing gear issues. The Great Lakes Aviation aircraft was said to be having troubles with its landing gear and emergency crews were notified...
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Ceremony Held For Relocated Army Guard Unit

MILLER, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Army National Guard has honored a unit that is being relocated. Sunday’s ceremony was for Miller’s Detachment 2, Company A, 139th Brigade Support Battalion. The unit will conduct their drill training in Redfield for several months before moving to Watertown once a Readiness Center is completed. The...
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October 22 is Deadline for Moving Trailers and Other Items from Pierre Streets

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Community Resource Officer is reminding local citizens that they should begin thinking about moving belongings off Pierre Streets soon. October 22 is the deadline for all trailers, boats, boat trailers, jet skis, campers and any other belongings to be off the sides of streets. After that day, patrol...
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Sandal Wins National Honor

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The state Department of Transportation’s public information officer received a national award from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Kristi Sandal of Pierre was honored by the group’s Subcommittee on Transportation Communications at its annual conference this month in Raleigh, North Carolina. She was given...
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Pierre Chamber to Host Issues Forum

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding an Issues Forum today. The event is being organized by the Chamber’s Government Affairs Committee. There will be representatives from each side of Referred Law 14, Referred Law 16, Initiated Measure 15 and for the Hughes County Wheel Tax. Each...
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Rapid City Man Faces Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Rapid City man was arrested Friday morning after police were told of a hit and run traffic collision in central Pierre. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says dispatchers were told of a hit and run accident at the intersection of Broadway and Jefferson Avenues about 8:40 a.m. Blemaster...
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Walleye Increase Proposed for Lake Oahe in SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota biologists are proposing to increase the walleye limit on Lake Oahe next year. Under the proposal for 2013, the daily walleye limit for the lake would be doubled. Anglers could take eight walleyes per day, four of which could be 15 inches or longer. The possession limit would...
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Two Rehabilitated Eagles Released into Wild in SD

COLUMBIA, S.D. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials have released two rehabilitated golden eagles back into the wild in northeastern South Dakota. The eagles that were sickened by parasites, infections and malnutrition were brought to the Oahe Wildlife Center in Pierre in July, and brought back to good health. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...
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Man Pleads Guilty for Assault on Federal Officer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has pleaded guilty for punching a police officer. Matthew Dupris of Eagle Butte, is charged with assaulting a federal officer. He faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison. Authorities say the 24-year-old Dupris hit an officer in the face while he was being...
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SD Death Row Inmate to be Executed Today

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is set to execute its first prisoner on death row in five years and only the second in more than six decades. Fifty-year-old Eric Robert is to die by lethal injection at 10 p.m. Monday. Groups opposed to the death penalty plan a vigil outside of the...
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