Missing Dog Involved in Accident Returned to Owner

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) A dog that ran away from the scene of an accident along I-90 has been found.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the Sheltie, known as “Opie” was captured late Thursday afternoon.  The dog was riding with his owner and the woman’s grandchild in an SUV Wednesday evening when...
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House Explosion in Winner Injures Family of 5

WINNER, S.D. (AP) – The state fire marshal is investigating a house explosion that injured a family of five in the southern South Dakota city of Winner. Fire Chief Darin Nelson says firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday. Nelson says the family members were taken to a hospital. Their...
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SD Governor Supports Tribes’ Foster Care Money Efforts

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying he supports tribal efforts in South Dakota to run their own child welfare and foster care services. Daugaard says he understands the tribes might ask Sebelius for federal dollars to be sent directly...
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Struggling Northern SD Beef Plant Delays Paychecks

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen have been told their paychecks are being delayed because of financial woes. The American News reports employees were told Wednesday that their Friday paychecks wouldn’t be distributed. Officials hope to issue them early next week....
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Hughes County Sheriff’s Dept. Says No One Hurt in Wednesday Morning One Vehicle Accident North of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Texas man was not injured in a one-vehicle rollover yesterday; but was cited for failing to report the wreck.  Hughes County Sheriff Mike Leidholt says the accident occurred about 1:00 a.m. Wednesday morning and was reported about 6:25 a.m. yesterday.  Leidholt says 24-year-old Ryan Elkins, who is said...
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Lyman County Sheriff’s Office Asking for Assistance in Finding Dog Tossed from Vehicle in Rollover

KENNEBEC, S.D. – (DRG News) The Lyman County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in finding a dog that was riding in a vehicle involved in an accident on I-90 yesterday.  Lyman County Sheriff Steve Manger says the accident was reported about 7:25 p.m. last night, about a half mile west of...
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Pierre PD Investigating Vehicle Entries and Burglary at Wells Avenue Restaurant

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Police Department is investigating reports of vehicles that were gone through overnight.  Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says at least eight vehicles were entered and all of the vehicles had been left unlocked.  An assortment of items was stolen, including wireless headphones and a loaded .45 pistol. ...
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The Trail of Governors Project to Place Two More Statues in Pierre Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two more statues will be placed in Pierre tomorrow as part of the Trail of Governor’s project.  Two statues of former Governors were put up last year-Governor Walt Miller at the corner of Highland and Capitol Avenues and Harlan Bushfield at the corner of Pierre Street and Sioux Avenue. ...
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Bids Opened Wednesday for McKinley/Washington Elementary Buildings and Administration Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board will soon consider four bids that were submitted for two of three Pierre School District properties.  The district declared the McKinley and Washington elementary buildings and the Administration Building surplus property and advertised for bids for the purchase of the structures.  Those bids were opened...
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Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life Meets $75,000 Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers for this year’s Hughes/Stanley County Relay for Life fundraiser gathered Tuesday for the 2013 wrap up event.  This year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life was held June 7 at Hollister Field.  Amanda Stoeser co-chaired the 2013 Relay for Life with Lena Buschbom.   Stoeser says Tuesday brought a...
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