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PFD Called to Gas Line Break Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department spent a short time at the site of a natural gas line leak yesterday afternoon. Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the department was called to 512 East Missouri about 2:15 p.m. where it was said that a person using a stump grinder hit...
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Girl Taken to Hospital After Vehicle/Pedestrian Accident Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A young girl was hurt yesterday when she was hit by a vehicle at the intersection of Euclid and Capitol Avenues. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the 11-year-old female who is a student at Georgia Morse Middle School, was running westbound across Euclid when the accident occurred about...
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Crews from Harrold and Two Other Fire Departments Fight Sunflower Field Blaze Near Blunt Wednesday

BLUNT, S.D. – (DRG News) About 150 acres of standing sunflowers were burned yesterday in a fire near Blunt. Treg Cowan, Chief of the Harrold Fire Department, says the fire was reported about 3:25 p.m. Wednesday in a sunflower field. The field was being combined at the time the blaze broke out. Cowan says...
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Semi Overturns at Pierre Intersection-Driver Hurt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A semi was damaged and the driver was injured yesterday, when the rig overturned at an east Pierre intersection. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says officers responded to a semi rollover yesterday morning-about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of South Garfield Avenue and East Wells Avenue. Blemaster says an...
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Drought Conditions Worsen in the Dakotas Over Week

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened dramatically in South Dakota, and all parts of North Dakota have now slipped into some form of drought. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 27 percent of South Dakota in the “exceptional” drought category, up from about 7 percent a week ago. More than...
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Lower Brule Woman Pleads Guilty to Five Counts of Vehicular Homicide for 2011 Accident

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A Lower Brule woman will be sentenced in December for her guilty pleas to five counts of Vehicular Homicide. 19-year-old Tessa Crane appeared in a Kennebec courtroom Wednesday. She was indicted in September of last year on the Vehicular Homicide counts, along with charges that included two counts of...
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SD West Nile Victim was Minnehaha County Resident

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota health officials say the state’s third death from the West Nile virus this season happened in Minnehaha County. The Health Department says the person was older than 75, and died the last week of September. The agency does not release the names of West Nile victims. The...
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FCC Says Mobile Improvements Coming to Corson County

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Communications Commission says 784 new road miles in South Dakota will gain access to advanced mobile networks as part of auctions associated with the new Connect America Fund. The FCC says Standing Rock Communications Inc. will receive nearly $2.3 million to fill gaps in 3G and 4G...
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Video about Diabetes Among Lakota People Released

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A nonprofit organization on the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation has released a documentary in an effort to educate tribal members about diabetes prevention. The Cheyenne River Youth Project says the 30-minute video, titled “Diabetes Is Not Our Way,” describes what diabetes is and the rise of the disease among...
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Third Person Dies from West Nile in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Health says another person has died from West Nile disease in South Dakota. This bring brings the total number of deaths from the mosquito-borne disease in the state to three. The first death from the disease was reported in Hughes County, while the second death...
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