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Fruit Orchard Planted on SD Reservation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An orchard of fruit trees has been planted on the Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation as the result of a national program. The Communities Take Root program lets people vote online to decide which communities get fruit orchards. The program is sponsored by Dreyer’s Fruit Bars and the Fruit Tree...
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SD Inducting Country Musicians Into Hall of Fame

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. (AP) – A dozen musicians with ties to South Dakota will be inducted into the state’s Country Music Hall of Fame next month. The ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 9 at the Cedar Shore Resort near Oacoma and Chamberlain. The Argus Leader reports that the inductees were chosen from about 80 nominations...
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Pierre Man Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Linked to Break-in and Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man pled not guilty Tuesday to charges of Grand Theft and Third Degree Burglary. 31-year-old Christopher Big Eagle was arrested in June after a break-in was reported at River City Plumbing on Airport Road in Pierre. He was indicted on the Grand Theft and Burglary charges in...
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Pierre Mayor Discusses Progress of Two Flood Repair Projects

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Repair work on the Steamboat Park Amphitheater is coming along well. The structure, which is used during the warm months of the year for concerts and other events, was damaged during last year’s flooding. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says much of the repair work is done, and a new...
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Pierre Man Sentenced for One Count of ID Theft

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man received a suspended two year sentence on Tuesday for his guilty plea to Identity Theft. 25-year-old Joshua Link was arrested by Pierre Police in June for withdrawing money from a local ATM using a Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families card that had been issued in...
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Capital Area United Way Starts 2012 Campaign-Plans to Raise $500,000

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre couple has been named the 2012 Campaign Co-Chairs for the Capital Area United Way’s 2012 fundraiser. Scott and Leslie Isburg were announced yesterday as the leaders for the campaign-which is just getting underway. This year’s campaign theme is “it matters” and the goal has been set at...
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Onida Woman Traveling to Florida to Assist Red Cross with Storm Response

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) An Onida woman is expected to fly to Florida today as part of efforts by the Red Cross to prepare for what is now Tropical Storm Isaac. Mary Tveit of the Oahe Chapter of the American Red Cross says the national organization is bringing Disaster Trained Managers to Florida...
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Annual Rosebud Fair and Rodeo Starts Friday

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – It’s a weekend full of activity on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. The 136th annual Rosebud Fair and Open Rodeo starts Friday in Rosebud at the John Waln Memorial Rodeo Arena. The event features dancers of all ages performing in a variety of wacipi or powwow, competitions as well as rodeo...
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SD Attorney General Warns of Scam Phone Calls

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says people should beware of scam phone calls from anyone who claims to be a state or county official seeking payment for debts. Jackley says the caller asks for personal information on bank accounts, credit cards and social security numbers. He says the caller...
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Auction Called Off for SD Land

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The planned auction of nearly 2,000 acres of land in South Dakota’s Black Hills that is considered sacred by American Indian tribes has been cancelled. Brock Auction Company planned to auction five tracts of land owned by Leonard and Margaret Reynolds on Saturday. But a message on the auction...
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