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Draper and Harrold to Hold Meetings on Post Office Hours This Week

  UNDATED – (DRG News) Meetings continue this week in some South Dakota towns, where the U.S. Postal Service plans to reduce counter service hours at post offices.  A meeting will be tomorrow in Draper and Thursday in Harrold.  More than 220 South Dakota post offices were listed on a postal service website as...
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PFD Offers Safety Tips

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department is offering some words of advice for those who are purchasing recently harvested Christmas trees.  Ian Paul, Deputy Chief for the PFD says in a press release that there are a few ways to keep your Christmas tree green and your family safe this...
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Pierre Chamber Wraps Up Jolly the Mystery Snowman Contest

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Chamber of Commerce ended its holiday promotion yesterday.  The “Jolly the Mystery Snowman” contest started about a month ago.  People were invited to follow a series of weekly clues to guess the identity of “Jolly”.  The mystery person dressed in the snowman costume appeared at local...
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Semi V. Cow on Highway 12 in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, SD (DRG News) - November and December are months that travelers have to keep an extra watchful eye out on the roads as these two months are typically the mating season for whitetail and mule deer, along with the extra aggravation from the deer hunting seasons around the state. This doesn’t mean that drivers shouldn’t be on the...
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Drought Leads to More Irrigation Permits in SD

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of irrigation permits being issued in South Dakota this year is at a level not seen since the mid-1970s. Drought is a common factor. Department of Environment and Natural Resources spokesman Kim Smith tells the Capital Journal newspaper that as of Monday, the agency had issued 113...
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Reports Show No SD Holiday Traffic Fatalities

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials say preliminary reports indicate this year’s Thanksgiving holiday was the first in a decade without a traffic fatality on South Dakota’s highways. The state Public Safety Department reports that 2003 was the last Thanksgiving travel period without a recorded highway fatality in South Dakota. Late reports from...
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Pierre Man Arrested Sunday for Second Degree Rape

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested Sunday morning for rape after police were summoned to a Pierre residence on Park Street.  Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer says officers were dispatched about 5:07 a.m. Sunday to the report of an assault in the 2000 Block of East Park.  Panzer says...
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Grass Fire Burns Near ORV Course North of Fort Pierre Sunday

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire Sunday north of Fort Pierre burned about an acre of grass.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 1:44 p.m. and burned property on the south edge of the Off Road Vehicle area about five miles north and a mile...
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AP Interview: New Tribal President Wants Change

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The newly elected president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe says he’s ready to hit the ground running once he’s sworn into office next month. Sixty-five-year-old Bryan Brewer beat out incumbent John Yellow Bird Steele to become president of the tribe, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in...
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Lawmakers Say One-Time Money an Issue in SD Budget

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say the use of one-time revenue will be a key issue in crafting the next state budget. Five Republican legislative leaders met today with Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard to discuss budget issues. The lawmakers declined to reveal details of the governor’s proposed state budget, which...
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