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Gov-mobile Incidents Being Looked at in Fort Pierre

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week’s Homecoming activities have already resulted into some calls to authorities about mischief involving Gov-mobiles. Although Pierre officials have not had any calls yet, Fort Pierre has logged some reports of problems with the occupants of the vehicles. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says his office has been contacted...
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PFD Gets Fire Call Saturday for Burned Food

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department had one call over the weekend. Deputy Chief Ian Paul says PFD members were summoned to service at an apartment at 710 West Dakota Avenue on Saturday afternoon. Paul says someone had burned food at that location. The department used fans to move a light...
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Homecoming Week Underway in Pierre/Next Week Brings Homecoming for Stanley County

UNDATED – (DRG News) Today kicks off Homecoming Week for Pierre students. The theme for the 2012 Homecoming is “Under the Sea”. Today brings Dress Up Day, and students are dressing in their Class Color. Seniors color is black, Juniors-red, Sophomores-yellow; Freshman-pink and Teachers-blue. Coronation is tonight at 7:30 p.m. starting with a pep...
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PFD’s Rescue and Dive Squad, FPFD and Other Officials Summoned Early Today to River Call

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Law enforcers and local fire crews were called to a location in Fort Pierre this morning where they were told someone had been thrown over the walking bridge that crosses the Bad River. Stanley County Sheriff Brad Rathbun says law enforcers were contacted around 5:00 a.m. this morning...
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Work on Veterans Memorial at Capitol Lake

Work to be Complete Within the Next Month at Memorial Site Near Capitol Lake

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Work should wrap up in less than a month on a project that is being done to help maintain granite pavers placed near the Korean, Vietnam and World War II Memorials by Capitol Lake in Pierre. Mike Mueller with the Bureau of Administration says workers are putting in a...
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Intake Structure and Lake Oahe

Continued Dry Basin Conditions Result in Drought Conservation Measures

OMAHA, NEBRASKA – (DRG News) Officials with the Corps of Engineers say that August brought runoff in the upper basin of the Missouri River that was significantly below normal. Jody Farhat, Chief of the Corps’ Missouri Water Management Division says the majority of the upper basin received less than 50 percent of normal August...
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Horses Die in Barn Fire in Southwest South Dakota

WALL, S.D. (AP) – A weekend fire destroyed a barn in a rural area north of the southwest South Dakota town of Wall and killed the two horses inside. Wall Fire Chief Jim Kitterman tells the Rapid City Journal that crews from four area towns battled the fire along with nearby landowners in strong...
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S. Dakota Man Sentenced to Prison for Assault

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for assaulting another person with a paring knife. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced last week that 41-year-old Loren Dog Eyes, of Rosebud, was sentenced to one year and nine months in custody and one year...
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SD Agency Looks at Boost in Hunting, Fishing Fees

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is considering whether to raise hunting and fishing license fees. State Wildlife Director Tony Leif tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that the costs of running the department have increased 18 percent since license fees were last raised in 2005. Leif...
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Water Leak Leading to Hydrant Will Result in Work at Pierre Intersection Next Week

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) City of Pierre Water Department crews will be working next week near the corner of Highland Avenue and Pleasant Drive after a line to a fire hydrant there began leaking this morning. Lynn Patton of the city says the leak was isolated from the main to a hydrant at...
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