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Brey Now Serving as Acting Ranger for Fort Pierre National Grasslands

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A new acting District Ranger is leading the Nebraska National Forests and Grassland’s Fort Pierre Ranger District.  Jason Brey officially started his detail last Tuesday and will manage the 116,000 acres of the Fort Pierre National Grasslands.  Previously, Brey worked in Cody,Wyoming as the North Zone Timber specialist...
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Bobcat Spotted in Tree at Fort Pierre Residence Over the Weekend

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bobcat that was spotted in a tree in Fort Pierre over the weekend apparently left the property as quickly as it appeared.  Greg Swanson, Chief Deputy of the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department says the animal was seen in a tree at 205 West Second Street around 3:00...
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SD House Panel Kills Bill on Guns in Parking Lots

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has decided that businesses should keep the right to ban guns in vehicles in their parking lots. The House Commerce Committee voted 8-4 to reject a bill that would have prohibited businesses from preventing employees or customers from having guns in their vehicles parked on...
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SD Hearing Delayed on Economic Incentive Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has delayed a hearing on a bill aimed at providing financial incentives that would help recruit large industrial projects to the state. An old program that refunded construction taxes for big projects expired Dec. 31. Voters in November rejected Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed replacement plan...
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Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club to Celebrate 40 Years Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club will celebrate its 40th anniversary today.  The club was chartered on January 27, 1973 and focuses on youth and patriotic community service projects.  It also provides a forum for members to come together and exchange ideas to better their professions, themselves and their communities. ...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department Called to Home Fire Early This Morning

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire at a Fort Pierre home this morning left damages of about $40,000.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 1:15 a.m. by the occupant of the small, single-family dwelling.  Cronin says the one story home is located at 112 East Sixth...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard and legislative leaders are looking to find a new way to provide financial incentives that would help recruit new large industrial projects to South Dakota. It’s one of several issues lawmakers are set to weigh this week during the state’s legislative session. An old program that refunded...
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Exotic Animals Find Homes in SD Backyards

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Animal Industry Board’s licensing database shows that South Dakotans are providing homes to some interesting animals – including Siberian tigers and a black bear. In the small town of Delmont, with a population of about 230 residents, one home has five tigers, a leopard and a...
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Drivers in the Dakotas Deal With Slick Roads and Wintry Weather

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – Freezing rain is causing travel problems in parts of the Dakotas. The National Weather Service early Monday issued advisories for freezing rain and wintry weather in eastern North Dakota, and northeastern and east central South Dakota. The rain was forecast to turn to snow later in the day, with heavy...
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SD House Panel Approves Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has narrowly approved a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns to protect against attacks like last month’s school shooting in Connecticut. The Education Committee voted 8-7 to send the measure to the full House for further debate....
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