Flags Displayed on Bridge to Note Veterans Day Holiday

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As part of the observance of Veterans Day, flags are posted across the Missouri River Bridge.  The South Dakotaand U.S.flag display is sponsored today by Don’s Sinclair of Pierre.  The Flags Across the Bridge is a Pride in Americaand fundraising program sponsored by the Pierre/Fort Pierre Exchange Club.
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SD Legislators Draft Potential Energy Protections

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers next year will consider a package of legislation aimed at helping prepare for a possible increase in energy production in the state. Mitchell Rep. Tona Rozum tells the Argus Leader that South Dakota needs to be better prepared than North Dakota was for its oil...
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Christmas Trees to Decorate State Capitol

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The hallways of the South Dakota Capitol will soon be filled with Christmas trees as part of the annual Christmas at the Capitol holiday display. More than 90 Christmas trees will be decorated Nov. 17-18 by members of schools, churches, communities and civic groups as part of the “Joyous...
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SD Smoking Ban Results in 20 Citations in 2 Years

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – State data show bar owners and pub patrons appear to be complying with an indoor smoking ban. The Argus Leader reports South Dakota’s voter-approved smoking ban started two years ago. Statewide, 16 citations have been issued to patrons for smoking where it’s banned, and four bars have been...
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McGovern Conference in SD Honoring Namesake

  MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) – The late George McGovern is being honored at an annual conference that carries his name. The McGovern Conference on Monday at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell is beginning with a special tribute to McGovern, the former U.S. senator from South Dakota and three-time presidential candidate who died last month...
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Eagle Butte Man Pleads Guilty to Burglary of Timber Lake Café

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Eagle Butte man appeared in federal court yesterday and pled guilty to a charge of Third Degree Burglary.  18-year-old Shace Looking Horse will be sentenced for his plea in February.  U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says that Looking Horse and two other individuals went to the Chatter Box...
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G F & P Approves Permit to Harvest 20 Deer in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The city of Pierre has been awarded a permit by the Game, Fish and Parks Department to harvest 20 deer in the coming months. The Deer Management Task Force suggested that 20 antlerless deer be harvested within city limits between mid-November and March 1. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says...
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SDHP Holds Sobriety Checkpoint in Hughes County

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Highway Patrol held a sobriety checkpoint in Hughes County last night. Sergeant Doug Sorenson of the SDHP says that 39 vehicles passed through the law enforcement stop point and the drivers were checked. Sorenson says no arrests were made at last night’s checkpoint.
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VFW to Distribute Buddy Poppies to Honor Veterans Tomorrow

UNDATED – (DRG News) Buddy poppies will be made available by members of Post 2038 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and its Ladies Auxiliary tomorrow in both Pierre and Fort Pierre. The VFW has been distributing buddy poppies since 1922. The poppy became a symbol to remember soldiers who died in battle after the...
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Pierre Chamber Gives Awards at 2012 Annual Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce held its 2012 Annual Celebration and Banquet yesterday. A portion of the event included the naming the recipients of three different chamber awards. Named Ambassador of the Year was Stephanie Odden of Bankwest; the Pierre Pride Award was given to Gordon Woods and Gators Pizza...
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