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CAUW Provides Donation to PARS for Food Pantry

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The board for the Capital Area United Way voted Friday to approve a special allocation of $5,000 for Pierre Area Referral Service. The United Way’s Executive Director Gloria Hanson says that the shelves for the food pantry, which is run by PARS, has been short on food at times,...
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Firefighters Put Out Grass Fire on Face of Oahe Dam Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire on Saturday night burned grass north of the Oahe Dam Powerhouse. Leon Ellis of the Pierre Rural Fire Department says the fire was reported about 10 p.m. Saturday night and burned on the face of the dam. Ellis says winds pushed the flames up the grade...
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Fort Pierre Fire Department Called to Fire Near Rifle Range Monday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre firefighters were assisted yesterday with putting out a grass fire that burned near the Rifle Range north of Fort Pierre Monday. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says the fire was reported about 3:30 p.m. yesterday. He says his department asked for mutual aid in putting...
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Governor’s Drought Task Force to Meet in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Governor’s Drought Taskforce is meeting in Pierre on Tuesday. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map shows that about 61 percent of South Dakota is in severe or extreme drought. The hardest-hit areas in South Dakota are in the southwest and the southeast. Representatives from several government agencies serve on...
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Drought Among Drains on Midwest Economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A monthly survey suggests that the continuing drought and lessening export demand for U.S. products are among the drains on the economy in nine Midwest and Plains. A report released Tuesday says August’s Mid-America Business Conditions Index remained below growth neutral for a second month. It rose to 49.7 from...
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Tribal Leaders Holding Teach-In About SD Land

EAGLE BUTTE, S.D. (AP) – A group spearheading an effort to buy land in South Dakota that Native American tribes consider sacred is holding a teach-in on Saturday during the annual Cheyenne River Sioux powwow. Last Real Indians founder Chase Iron Eyes says in a news release that he and tribal leaders and activists...
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Report: Federal Cases Filed in S. Dakota Up

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An annual report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office shows that the number of criminal cases filed in federal court in South Dakota has increased by more than 20 percent from 2010 to 2011. The report shows the U.S. Attorney’s Office filed 691 criminal cases in 2011. This is up...
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Fire Burns Home in Pierre Cul-de-Sac Overnight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A fire burned a home in an east Pierre neighborhood overnight. Pierre’s Fire Chief Bill Alexander says the blaze was reported about 11:38 p.m. at the end of a cul-de-sac-at 121 Pasque Drive. Alexander says a police officer had noted the smell of smoke around Taylor Avenue and a...
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Activist Probes Street Harassment of Indian Women

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The founder of an organization created to stop street harassment says gender-based street harassment can be especially jarring for Native American women because they experience higher rates of sexual assault than their counterparts who are not American Indians. Holly Kearl is the founder of the Washington-based nonprofit organization Stop...
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SD Man Sought in Fatal Montana Crash

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) – Officials have issued a $25,000 warrant for the arrest of a South Dakota man after an alleged drunken driving crash west of Bozeman that killed his passenger. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the Gallatin County attorney’s office filed a charge of vehicular homicide while under the influence against 65-year-old Garry...
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