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Mo. River low-water inspection starts Sunday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Mississippi River Commission is planning a low-water inspection trip in the Missouri River Basin.   The group will hear local residents’ concerns on issues ranging from flood control to navigation in a series of meetings. They start Sunday in Bismarck, N.D., and continue Aug. 13 in Fort Pierre, S.D., and...
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13 Indicted for Drug Trafficking in South Dakota

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says a federal grand jury has indicted 13 people for allegedly trafficking drugs in South Dakota’s Jackson and Shannon counties over a four-year period.        The investigation dubbed Operation Eagle Eye was conducted by a drug enforcement task force comprised of federal, state, tribal...
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South Dakota Budget Officer President of National Group

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota state budget director Jason Dilges has become president of a national association of state finance officers.   Dilges will be president of the National Association of State Budget Officers for the next year.    Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the selection of Dilges to head the association shows his counterparts across the nation...
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South Dakota Woman Arrested After Chase in Pierre-Ft. Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota woman faces charges in two counties after allegedly stealing a pickup in Pierre and leading police on a chase that exceeded 90 miles per hour.    Nineteen-year-old Ruby Sazue of Pierre is charged with grand theft in Hughes County after authorities say she stole a pickup parked in front...
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DRG Welcomes New Announcer!

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) We’d like to introduce you to that new voice you’ve been hearing on Dakota Radio Group stations and on KGFX! Our newest announcer to Pierre/Fort Pierre is Skip Spence! Skip comes to South Dakota from his previous job, working as Operations Manager at WGFA AM/FM south of Chicago. He...
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Daugaard and Noem to be Featured Monday on “South Dakota Perspective”

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Coming up Monday, the Dakota News Network will bring you the August broadcast of “South Dakota Perspective”. Join KGFX and KOLY on Monday afternoon starting at 2:05 p.m. for the program which features Governor Dennis Daugaard and South Dakota’s U.S. Representative Kristi Noem. As always, we welcome your comments,...
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Groundbreaking Held for New Highlands Ridge Apartments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Groundbreaking was held Tuesday for Pierre’s newest rental housing development. Highlands Ridge Apartments LLC is being constructed by Mark and Glennis Zarecky just west of Beck Motors. The three story, 57-unit apartment building at 2412 East 4th Street will have 41-one bedroom units and 16 –two bedroom units. Glennis...
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SD, Tribe Team Up on Sex Offender Registry

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota and the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe are teaming up to improve the state’s sex offender registry. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the state and tribe have entered into an agreement under which data from the tribe’s offender registry will be submitted electronically into the state’s...
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City of Fort Pierre Issues Tree Trimming Notice

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Workers with the City of Fort Pierre will be marking trees this week which need to be trimmed to meet requirements. The trees that have low branches will be marked with orange tape. The city says trees must be trimmed to at least ten feet above the surface...
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Fire Burns 15 Acres of Hay Ground East of Pierre Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire east of Pierre yesterday burned about 15 acres of hay ground. Sean Kruger, Assistant Chief of the Pierre Rural Fire Department, says the fire was started by a windrower and burned lines of cut grass, hay bales, uncut Conservation Reserve Program grass and a few trees. Firefighters...
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