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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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SD Governor Opposes Allowing Mixed Martial Arts Bouts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he opposes a bill that would create a state athletic commission because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights, events he says are so violent they don’t deserve to be called sports. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday approved a bill that would...
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Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden to be Built at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A date has been set for this summer to unveil a sculpture garden and large bronze statue of a famous saddle bronc rider at Fort Pierre’s Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.  The Casey Tibbs Foundation announced plans recently to create a Sculpture Garden that will open this...
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Fort Pierre Development Corporation Gathered Tuesday for Annual Meeting

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the 2013 meeting for the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  About 40 people attended the annual gathering.  The evening’s guest speaker was Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello.  After his comments, Costello answered several business related questions from the group.  Fort Pierre Development Corporation Executive...
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Pierre Woman Sentenced for Her Role in Break-in at Agar Business in 2011

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre woman was sentenced this week in an Onida courtroom for her guilty plea to Aiding and Abetting Third Degree Burglary.  Kyla Fischer was one of three people charged with a break-in at Agar in May of 2011.  Fischer admitted her guilt in December to the Aiding and...
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Former Agar Resident Changes Plea to Rape and Sexual Contact Charges

ONIDA, S.D. – (DRG News) A former Agar man who was charged last fall for Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child has changed his pleas to the crimes.  45-year-old Gary Glenn Morris faced charges including one count of Fourth Degree Rape and four counts of Sexual Contact with a Child Under Sixteen.  On...
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