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Woman Facing Rape Charge Indicted on New Charges

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Sioux Falls woman appeared in a Pierre courtroom Monday on new charges that include First Degree Rape and Sexual Contact with a Child Under 16. 44-year-old Donna Todd, a former Pierre resident, was indicted in July on two counts of Rape and one count of Sexual Contact. Hughes...
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Corson County Provided Drug Control Funds for K-9 Replacement Vehicle

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Corson County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded money to use for the purchase of a K-9 replacement vehicle. The unit will be utilized in drug investigations. Attorney General Marty Jackley says the $20,000 that was provided for the county comes from the Drug Control Fund. It will assist...
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Pierre District Hires New School Psychologist

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board approved the hiring of a new school psychologist for the district at yesterday’s monthly meeting. Jennifer Johnson will come to Pierre after serving as a school psychologist for 4 ½ years in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Former school psychologist Margaret Pier announced her retirement earlier this...
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Pierre Intersection to See Constriction Work Again Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive in Pierre will be closed again today as crews continue work to install a new water main, a new fire hydrant and complete other infrastructure repairs at that location. Motorists should plan alternate routes if Central Avenue, Pleasant Drive or that...
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NWS Says Pierre and Kennebec Tied Record Lows Early Monday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says record low temperatures were tied at Pierre and Kennebec Monday. The thermometer dropped to 45 degrees early Monday at Kennebec which tied the old record low of 45 set in 1917. In Pierre, the temperature was at 48 yesterday, which matched the old record...
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Mission Man Sentenced for Role in Beating Death

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says a 19-year-old Mission man has been sentenced to more than 14 years in prison for his role in the beating death of a man with a baseball bat. Jason DeSersa was sentenced on Monday after pleading guilty in May to voluntary manslaughter. The conviction...
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Precipitation, Cooler Temps Help SD Farmers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Precipitation and cooler temperatures have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, as many began cutting recently released CRP acres for hay this past week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that temperatures were below average over much of the state for...
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Oahe Dam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event Coming Up This Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) What’s been in the planning stages in recent months is coming up this weekend—the Oahe Dam 50th Anniversary Commemoration Event. Friday and Saturday bring several activities that will mark 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was in Pierre to dedicate Oahe Dam–on August 17 of 1962. Friday morning,...
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Traffic Signal Repair to Result in One Lane Traffic at Two Pierre Intersections

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Drivers in Pierre will run into one-lane traffic at times tomorrow and Wednesday because of traffic signal repair. The work is being done by Lighting Maintenance of Rapid City. The company says the one-lane traffic will be found at times at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Elizabeth Street...
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Road and Infrastructure Reconstruction Work Underway in Several Area Locations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Roadwork and summer infrastructure reconstruction continues throughout the Pierre/Fort Pierre area this week. Some projects that motorists will note include: –The intersection of Central Avenue and Pleasant Drive is closed to traffic today. Crews are removing a storm catch basin and new watermain and a fire hydrant are being...
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