Pierre Dealing with Influx of Skunks This Summer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s capital city is dealing with a large number of skunks this summer. Pierre Animal Control Officer Chris Gross tells the Capital Journal that recent hot weather has the animals coming from outside the city in search of food and water. Pierre topped out at 110 degrees one day...
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SD Governor Asks That Flags be Flown at Half-Staff

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The flags are to be lowered from 8 a.m. until sunset. The White House has issued a...
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SD Attorney General Warns of Computer Scam

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says another computer scam has surfaced in South Dakota. Jackley says legitimate computer repair businesses reported the scam after being asked to fix personal computers with security problems. When the repair businesses ask how the problems occurred, computer owners say the trouble developed after they received...
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Smoke From Western Wildfires Pushing into Dakotas

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The western Dakotas are a little smoky, but it isn’t because of any large wildfires in the two states. Officials say strong winds are pushing smoke from fires in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho into the western parts of South Dakota and North Dakota. Stark County Emergency Manager Bill Fahlsing...
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APNewsBreak: Tribe’s Bid Accepted for SD Land

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – A Native American tribe says it has reached an agreement to buy land it considers sacred in South Dakota’s picturesque Black Hills, ending weeks of worry about possible development on the land. Tribe President Cyril Scott says in a statement obtained by the Associated Press that the Rosebud Sioux’s bid...
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Dry Weather Forces SD Row Crops to Rapidly Advance

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota producers say dry weather has forced row crops to rapidly advance to the mature stage and has triggered the start of an early harvest. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop report that row crop harvest has begun for some areas, with 7 percent...
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Separate Accident and Fire Reported Near Same Time in Campbell County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Campbell County Deputy Chuck Davidson tried to be in two places at once on Saturday evening as a vehicle rollover in one location and a building fire in another happened almost simultaneously. Deputy Davidson reported to a fire on Saturday night northeast of Herreid at 9:41 pm at Josh and...
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Friday Accident Near Glenham Impacts Three Vehicles

GLENHAM, S.D. – (DRG News) There was a two car accident near Glenham late Friday night that ultimately affected three vehicles. Clyde Rische of Belle Fourche was driving west bound on Highway 12 when his trailer-carrying a brand new vehicle-collided with an Equinox driven by Donna Pfitzer. Rische entered back into the right lane...
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Gov-mobile Incidents Being Looked at in Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week’s Homecoming activities have already resulted into some calls to authorities about mischief involving Gov-mobiles. Although Pierre officials have not had any calls yet, Fort Pierre has logged some reports of problems with the occupants of the vehicles. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says his office has been contacted...
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PFD Gets Fire Call Saturday for Burned Food

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department had one call over the weekend. Deputy Chief Ian Paul says PFD members were summoned to service at an apartment at 710 West Dakota Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Paul says someone had burned food at that location. The department used fans to move a light...
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