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Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Landowners and hunters in South Dakota are being asked by the Game, Fish and Parks Department to be on the lookout for dead deer. This time of year is when deer tend to succumb to hemorrhagic disease, also known as EHD or blue tongue. The disease is most common...
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Pierre’s CRO Offers Reminder of Property Maintenance Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Community Resource Officer for the City of Pierre is reminding residents of city rules for maintaining trees and bushes on their property. CRO Brandon Boyd says people should trim trees above sidewalks and streets and make sure that bushes don’t encroach upon sidewalks. He also says that property...
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Attempted Murder Suspect Pleads to Lesser Charge

MOBRIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A Mobridge woman charged with attempted murder in a January stabbing has been sentenced on a lesser charge. The American News reports that 36-year-old Denise Marin pleaded guilty to aggravated assault under a plea agreement with prosecutors and was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in prison. Authorities say the woman...
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DOJ Awards Dakotas Tribes $1 Million in Grants

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The Department of Justice has awarded more than $1 million to four Native American tribes in the Dakotas to enhance sex offender registration and notification programs. The North Dakota congressional delegation announced Thursday that the grants have been awarded to the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold, the Turtle Mountain...
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SD Share of Drug Settlement Exceeds $2.5 Million

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota’s share of a multi-state settlement with a drug company will exceed $2.5 million. Officials have not yet determined what South Dakota will do with the money. Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and parent company Johnson and Johnson announced a $181 million settlement with...
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SD Labor Day Travel Expected to be Up 3 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers are out in force as the Labor Day holiday weekend arrives. The agency is conducting a “saturation patrol” involving nearly all officers to encourage safe driving. It’s the end of a summer-long campaign aimed at cracking down on drunken driving, speeding and seatbelt violations....
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Fatal Accident Occurs on I-90 in Jackson County Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A California woman and her unborn child died in a one vehicle accident that occurred about two miles east of Kadoka on Interstate 90 during the noon hour Wednesday. A news release from the South Dakota Department of Public Safety says 34-year-old Ashley Greywoode of Pasadena was a passenger...
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Taton Pleads Guilty to Four of Seven Charges from Fatal Crash in April

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Faith man appeared in a Pierre courtroom today and changed his plea to charges from an April vehicle accident that killed a Pierre woman. 63-year-old Walt Lee Taton entered a guilty plea to charges of Vehicular Homicide, Vehicular Battery, DUI and Driving on the Wrong Side of the...
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Riggs Homecoming Week Coming Up in September-Homecoming Candidates Named

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Preparations continue for this year’s Homecoming Celebration for Riggs High School. On Monday, candidates for Homecoming royalty were announced. Seniors who were selected by classmates are Anna Bondy, Megan Feller, Rachel Hartmann, Taylor Hyde, Kristi Livermont, Carson Eisenbeisz, Zach Hanson, Matt Monfore, Kyle Sarringar and Austin Wagner. Coronation is...
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Noem and Other Upper Basin House Members Request Hearing on Corps’ Surplus Water Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (DRG News) Three U.S. Representatives from upper Missouri River states are requesting a federal hearing to review the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to charge fees for stored water in the Missouri River upper basin state reservoirs. Representatives Kristi Noem of South Dakota, Rick Berg of North Dakota and Denny...
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