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Street Crews Continue Working on Several Roads Throughout Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Street work continues throughout many Pierre neighborhoods today and in the next few days. Pierre’s Construction and Operations Manager Lynn Patton says a portion of Central Avenue will be paved today-as a water main trench will be covered from Eighth Street to Elizabeth Street. Patton says that once the...
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Pierre Woman Cited for Leaving Scene of Accident and Additional Charge

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was cited yesterday after a series of events that started with the report of a hit and run traffic collision at the Comfort Inn on West Sioux Avenue. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says police were told that a full size black pickup had hit the...
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Dakotas Tribe Receive DOJ Grants for Public Safety

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Three tribes in the Dakotas have been awarded more than $2 million in grants from the Department of Justice to enhance public safety on reservations. The U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of North Dakota announced Thursday that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Sisseton-Wahpeton...
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Sanford, USD Unite to Study Native American Health

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Sanford Research and the University of South Dakota are embarking on a $13.5 million, five-year study examining Native American health issues. The first $1.5 million in funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to create a collaborative research center headquartered in Sioux Falls. In each...
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Senator Thune to Campaign for Fischer in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune of South Dakota will campaign for fellow Republican Deb Fischer, who is seeking Nebraska’s open U.S. Senate seat. Thune will appear Saturday in Lincoln with Fischer, who is seeking to replace retiring Democratic U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson. She’s up against former Nebraska governor and two-term U.S....
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Hughes County Officials Issue Arrest Warrant for Minnesota Man Who Allegedly Threatened the Governor and His Family

UNDATED – (DRG News) Authorities are searching for a Minnesota man who they allege threatened Governor Dennis Daugaard and his family. An arrest warrant has been issued in Hughes County for 53-year-old William Roman Becker of Monticello, Minnesota. Court papers say that Becker committed the offense of Threatening a Constitutional Officer and Threatening a...
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South Dakota Officials: Time For Your Flu Vaccination

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State health officials say influenza has come early to South Dakota. State epidemiologist Don Kightlinger says already this season, four cases have been confirmed, all in children. He adds that the vaccine is readily available this year and that “now is a good time to be vaccinated.” According to a...
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Police Seek Man They Say Threatened SD Governor

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota authorities are looking for a man who they say threatened South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard and his family. William Becker of Monticello, Minn., is also sought on a felony marijuana charge. KSFY-TV reports authorities believe the 53-year-old Becker in in southeastern South Dakota or southwestern Minnesota. A...
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Hand County Public Safety Exercise Goes Well-Organizers Come Away With Some Things to Work On

MILLER, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say a public safety exercise that took place yesterday in St. Lawrence went well. Hand County Sheriff Doug DeBoer says the county conducts an exercise each year. Yesterday’s scenario involved the report that a teenage boy had left his grandparents without permission. Searchers initially began looking for the...
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Railroad Grade Crossing to be Improved Next Week in East Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work will be done by Canadian Pacific Railway next week at a track crossing in east Pierre. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for the City of Pierre says the rail company will be removing and reinstalling a new railroad grade crossing on Lowell Avenue between Highway 34 and...
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