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No Travel Advised in Northern Hills as Snow Falls

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising no travel in the northern Black Hills as heavy snowfall continues in the area. The department says visibility is near zero on a slippery, snow-covered Interstate 90 from one mile west of Piedmont to the Wyoming state line. A no travel advisory...
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SD Governor Leading Another Trade Mission to China

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is inviting South Dakota business leaders to join him on another trade mission to China. The Governor’s Office of Economic Development says the trip is scheduled for April 4-12. Daugaard led a similar trade mission last spring. He says one of the focuses of his administration is...
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Sanford to Hire Two Native American Healers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The country’s largest rural, nonprofit hospital system is hiring two traditional Native American healers to train medical staff in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Sanford Health says the healers will not perform traditional healing ceremonies in the hospital but rather consult with staff about cultural issues in an effort to...
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Death of NSU Football Player from Onida Labeled a Suicide

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say the death of a football player at Northern State University in Aberdeen was a suicide. Sully County Sheriff Bill Stahl says 20-year-old Tate Senftner was found dead on New Year’s Day in front of his parents’ home in Onida. Stahl and County Coroner Mike Carlsen tell the American...
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National Grassland in SD Gets New District Ranger

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An official with the Shoshone National Forest has been named acting district ranger in charge of the Fort Pierre National Grassland in South Dakota. The Capital Journal reports that current district ranger Ruben Leal is leaving his post later this month to accept a Bureau of Land Management position in...
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Snowpack Not Likely to Cause Missouri River Flood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The snowpack in the northern Rocky Mountains is running slightly above average this winter, but South Dakota Climatologist Dennis Todey says there’s little chance that snow could cause a repeat of the Missouri River flooding of 2011. In 2011, the ground was saturated with rain from the previous autumn....
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Midwest Economic Index Again Rises Slightly

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly economic index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose again last month but still suggests an economic slump will continue over the next three to six months. The Mid-America Business Conditions index hit 49.5 in December, up from November’s 48.0 and October’s 46.5. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss...
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Pierre Man Indicted on Eavesdrop and Taking Pictures without Consent Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Pierre man was indicted last month on charges that allege he installed a device that allowed him to view and photograph what was occurred in a Pierre hotel room.  45-year-old Jeffrey Wright was arrested December 6 and was indicted December 18 on charges of Trespass with Intent to...
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Arraignment for Pierre Teen Charged in December Shooting Set for Friday Morning

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A 16-year-old Pierre boy is to be arraigned on Friday morning on charges that have been leveled by a Hughes County Grand Jury.  Braiden McCahren was indicted last week for First Degree Murder, Attempted First Degree Murder and alternate counts of Aggravated Assault. Authorities were called to McCahren’s home...
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Results of Housing Studies Available Now on Both Pierre and Fort Pierre Websites

UNDATED – (DRG News) Local citizens interested in looking over Housing Studies for the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre can find the information by visiting each of the city’s websites.  The studies were done to analyze the overall housing needs of Pierre, Fort Pierre and the surrounding area.  They were conducted by Community...
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