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Think and Drive-Stay Alive 2013 Presented to Students Tuesday at Riggs Theater

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Dakota Radio Group’s annual Think and Drive Stay Alive program was presented yesterday to students from eight central and western South Dakota schools at Riggs High School Theater. Our guest speakers were South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Peter Maningas, MD of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital and Justin Iburg...
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SD Man Asks State Supreme Court for New Trial in Kidnapping, Rape Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An attorney for a South Dakota man convicted of rape and kidnapping has asked the state Supreme Court to grant his client a new trial because he was not allowed to question one of the experts who analyzed DNA evidence used against him. Gabriel Medicine Eagle Jr. was convicted in...
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SDSU Extension Wants Precipitation Report Help

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – SDSU Extension is looking for South Dakotans to join a national network of volunteer precipitation observers to track rain, hail and snow across the state. State Climatologist Dennis Todey says the Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network is looking for people who enjoy measuring precipitation and are willing to...
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SD Ag Department Holding Final Week of Forums

PRESHO, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Agriculture is hosting its final week of forums focusing on the next generation of farmers and ranchers. The sessions titled “The Next Generation of Livestock Production” are scheduled for Tuesday evening in Presho, Wednesday in Winner and Thursday in Chamberlain. A forum was held in...
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USDA Helps Fund Rosebud Transfer Station Which Will Help Trash Handling

ROSEBUD, S.D. (AP) – Officials say a new solid waste transfer station will improve trash collection for residents of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation in south-central South Dakota. The U.S. Agriculture Department provided loans and grants for the transfer station. USDA officials joined tribal officials recently for the station’s grand opening. Elsie Meeks, USDA...
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Fire Destroys Bar in Northeastern SD Town of Mina

MINA, S.D. (AP) – A bar in the northeastern South Dakota town of Mina has been destroyed by fire. Ipswitch Fire Chief Mike Heinz says the fire at Montana’s Bar was reported around 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, and firefighters contained the blaze in about two hours before the wind picked up. Heinz told the...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department Puts Out Two Grass Fires Saturday

The Fort Pierre Fire Department responded to two grass fires over the weekend.  Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the first fire call came in to responders about 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning.  Fire crews put out a blaze in a ditch along Highway 1806 south of Fort Pierre.   That fire scorched a 30...
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Stanley County Sheriff’s Office Says Two Pierre Teens Receive Minor Injuries in Sunday Rollover

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two teen girls from Pierre received only minor injuries in a one vehicle rollover that happened on Bad River Road Sunday evening.  Stanley County Chief Deputy Sheriff Greg Swanson says the accident occurred last night about three miles down Bad River Road from Highway 83.  The two 14-year-olds...
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Fire Burns Eagle Butte Home Saturday

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire that broke out at an Eagle Butte home Saturday is being investigated by Tribal Police.  Acting Chief Chad Olson of the Cheyenne River Law Enforcement Agency says the fire occurred at a home in southeast Eagle Butte in the Habitat Housing area on Saturday evening.  It...
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Welcome Home Ceremony Held for Pierre’s Boys Basketball Team

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ceremony was held at the Riggs High Gym yesterday as Pierre offered congratulations and a welcome home for Governor’s basketball players. The team won the state championship over the weekend. Speaking to the crowd that gathered last night were Dan Whalen, the district’s Athletic Director, Pierre Mayor Laurie...
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