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Two Fires Reported in Pierre Area Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Firefighters were called out to two separate fires Wednesday afternoon and evening. Leon Ellis, Captain of the Pierre Rural Fire Department says crews were called to the report of a dump truck fire about 4:00 p.m. yesterday at a home on Stewart Place-near Grey Goose Road. Ellis says the...
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Water Main Break on Pleasant Drive September 5, 2012

Water Main Break Impacts Central Pierre Block

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre’s Water Department spent more than two hours working on a water main break that was reported Wednesday afternoon on the upper block of Pierre Street between Capitol Avenue and Pleasant Drive. Lynn Patton, Construction and Operations Manager for Pierre says that the water main in that area of...
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Portions of Eagle Butte to Lose Water Service for a Time Today

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Eagle Butte would like some residents to be aware that their water will be shut off this morning and will remain off until sometime in the mid afternoon. This outage is necessary to repair an emergency water leak. Those who will be affected are specifically...
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Daugaard and Maher to be Guests on Monday’s South Dakota Perspective

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday brings the September broadcast of the monthly program “South Dakota Perspective” to affiliate stations of the Dakota News Network. Our guests for this month’s program will be South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard and District 28 State Senator Ryan Maher of Isabel. Senator Maher serves on two state committees...
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SD Official Seeks to Increase Voter Registration

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant says he will work with some national organizations to help people learn how to become registered voters. Gant says six million people nationally reported in the 2008 presidential election that they didn’t know how to register to vote or missed registration deadlines. He...
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Florida Tycoon Selling Off Dakotas Cattle Ranch

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A Florida real estate tycoon who owns a controversial bison ranch in the Dakotas is selling a separate cattle ranch. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Maurice Wilder’s 12,000-acre Wilder Cattle Ranch is to be sold at auction on Sept. 14. Auctioneer Adam Karrels says he is not aware of...
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ND Farmers Want Changes in Crop Insurance Rules

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Some Upper Midwest farmers who thought they caught a break when the federal government eased crop insurance rules for land hit by prolonged flooding are finding it isn’t as easy to cash in as they first thought. The “prevented planting” provision pays farmers if they can’t plant due to extreme...
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2nd Person Dies From West Nile in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A second person from South Dakota has died from West Nile disease. KELO-TV reports that the person was from McPherson County. The death brings the total number of deaths from the mosquito-borne disease in the state to two. The first death from the disease was reported last month. That person...
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Two Gettysburg Men Succumb to Sewer Gas in Accident at Potter County Lift Station

GETTYSBURG, S.D. – (DRG News) An accident that occurred while work was being done at a sewer lift station has claimed the lives of two Gettysburg men. Potter County Sheriff Curt Hamburger says the accident was reported about 1:20 p.m. Tuesday. He says the men-50-year-old Kirk Hansen and his son, 20-year-old Erik Hansen-were overcome...
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Pierre Man Arrested on Assault and Intentional Damage Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested by Pierre Police on two charges early this morning. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says that 21-year-old Brian Thunder Shield was taken into custody near the intersection of Fifth Street and Euclid Avenue. Blemaster says Thunder Shield had apparently been kicked out of an...
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