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Donations Still Being Accepted to Help Family Displaced by Friday Fire

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Assistance continues to be sought from local residents in gathering items needed by a family who lost their home to a fire late Friday night. The bi-level, two-story home, at 121 Pasque Drive, was destroyed in the fire. Dan Spears, Stevi Herrman and four children live in the home,...
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“100 Days of Heat” Safety Effort Shows Reduced Fatalities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Preliminary numbers show that the state’s “100 Days of Heat” safe-driving campaign which ran from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend wrapped up with fewer highway fatalities than the ten year average for the same time frame. For the time between the two holiday weekends this year, South...
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SD Part of National Trend in Hunting/Fishing Participation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Officials with South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Department believe that the agency has had one of the best years in fishing license sales in some time. Nearly 67,000 resident annual fishing licenses have been sold so far this year, compared to 56,000 at the same time in 2011....
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Daugaard Requests Flags at Half-Staff for Larson

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has asked that all flags be flown at half-staff in South Dakota on Friday in honor of former Secretary of State Alma Larson of Gregory. Larson died Sunday. She was 80. Larson served as South Dakota’s 22nd secretary of state from 1965-1973. Daugaard says he’s asking all...
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Millions Visit SD During Busy Summer Season

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Tourism says visitor numbers to the state’s private and public attractions are up this summer compared to last summer. Ashley Worth with the Department of Tourism says numbers at the state’s private attractions are up 8 to 25 percent. More than 2 million people have...
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Warm Temperatures Push Row Crop Development in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Warm temperatures in South Dakota spurred row crops to progress at a rapid rate last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that some areas of the state saw temperatures reach into the 110s, which is uncommon for late August. Precipitation was...
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Tribe Secures Money in Effort to Buy SD Land

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says it has secured funding for the earnest deposit to buy land in South Dakota’s Black Hills that tribes consider sacred. Tribes of the Great Sioux Nation consider the nearly 2,000 acres of privately owned land key to their creation story, and...
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New Rosebud Sioux Tribe President Sworn In

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – The Rosebud Sioux Tribe has sworn in a new president and several new council members. Cyril “Whitey” Scott was sworn in as the tribe’s new president during a ceremony at tribal headquarters Tuesday. He beat three-term president Rodney Bordeaux in a narrow victory last month. Bordeaux had been one of...
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Pierre Man Arrested on Charges After Fight Reported Early Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was arrested early Saturday morning on several charges after Pierre Police officers were dispatched to the report of a fight. Pierre Police Captain Dave Panzer, Jr. says authorities were notified about 2:00 a.m. Saturday that a skirmish was taking place at Pierre Street and Dakota Avenue....
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Representative Noem to Visit Clark, Redfield and Philip Tomorrow

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Representative Kristi Noem will be making stops in the state tomorrow as she holds two town hall meetings and speaks at a third event. Noem will visit Clark, Redfield and Philip tomorrow. The morning town hall meeting in Clark starts at 9:00 a.m. At noon, Noem will give remarks...
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