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Local Grass Fires Caused by Fireworks

UNDATED – (DRG News) A few weekend fires in the area were fireworks related. A grass fire southwest of Agar yesterday afternoon resulted in a call to the Agar Fire Department. The Department’s Eric Falkenhagen says firefighters were called about 5:45 p.m. to a location about a 1 ½ miles southwest of Agar. He...
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Onida Man Dies in Pickup-Farm Sprayer Accident

ONIDA, S.D. (AP) – Authorities say an Onida man died when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a farm sprayer. The Highway Patrol says the accident happened about 4:40 p.m. Saturday at an intersection six miles south and six miles west of Onida. The patrol says 63-year-old Chris Huse died at the...
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SD Board of Water Approves $45M in Grants, Loans

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Millions of dollars in grants and loans will go to several towns, communities and associations in South Dakota for projects related to drinking water, wastewater and recycling. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that the state Board of Water and Natural Resources approved more than $45 million projects during its recent board...
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Midwest Business Conditions Index Falls in June

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A nine-state Midwest and Plains economic survey index fell for the second straight month in June. A survey report released Monday for the Mid-America Business Conditions Index says it dropped to 57.2 last month, compared with 57.6 in May. The index was 60 in April. In the survey any score...
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Veteran Designation Allowed on SD Driver License

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new state law allows military veterans to have their South Dakota drivers’ licenses identify them as veterans. The law that took effect Sunday gives honorably discharged veterans the option of adding the word “veteran” to the front of their drivers’ licenses. The designation will make it easier for them...
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Water Main Construction to Take Place in Pierre Neighborhood Monday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The City of Pierre Water Department will be replacing water main in a northwest Pierre neighborhood on Monday. Work will be done at Central Avenue and Eighth Street next week. Water Superintendent Dane Brewer says water will be shut off at 8:00 a.m. Monday morning and will be returned...
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Early Ditch Mowing Can Hurt Nesting Pheasants

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) East River landowners should check their calendar before they start mowing ditches along state highways. That word from the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. Rules state that right-of-ways can’t be mowed east of the Missouri River before July 10 and all mowing by permit must be done...
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Area Motorists Asked to Watch for Bicyclists on Road Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Motorists in the Pierre/Fort Pierre area are being reminded that bicyclists will be on the road tomorrow as part of the Wellmark Tour de Oahe bike ride. The event will be based out of the Oahe Downstream Area. Several of the participants will leave the area-just below Oahe Dam...
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DCI Celebrates 75th Anniversary

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Division of Criminal Investigation celebrated 75 years of law enforcement service for the state yesterday with a Community Open House at the Mickelson Criminal Justice Center in Pierre. Visitors were offered the chance to take part in walking tours-to view various displays and rooms in the justice...
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Paws Animal Rescue

A Place for Paws Campaign Continues Fundraising for New Shelter for Dogs and Cats

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Thursday brought a fundraiser for Paws Animal Rescue-as the local organization works to raise money for a new building. The campaign, dubbed “A Place for Paws” was held at the current shelter for cats in downtown Pierre. Adoptable dogs are cared for at foster homes throughout town. Kathy Hammond...
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