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FPFD Answers Call to Gas Line Break Wednesday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre Firefighters responded yesterday to the report that a gas line had been broken on the city’s west-side. Fort Pierre Fire Chief Rick Cronin says firefighters went to River Bluff Estates about 2:05 p.m. where a contractor had hit a main gas line. On arrival at the...
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Stubborn Drought Maintains Grip on Most of US

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A weekly update on U.S. drought conditions shows the nation’s worst drought in decades slightly worsened in the lower 48 states with the Midwest corn harvest in full swing. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s new map posted Thursday shows 65.5 percent of the contiguous U.S. was experiencing some form of drought...
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SD Film Festival Kicks off Today in Aberdeen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Film buffs across the Great Plains will be in cinema heaven starting Thursday as the sixth annual South Dakota Film Festival kicks off in Aberdeen. The four-day event will feature more than 30 films in a variety of categories tied to the Great Plains Region. This year’s event will feature...
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ND Man Sentenced to 7 Months for Punching Officer

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A man accused of punching a police officer on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation has been sentenced to seven months in prison. Bruce Flying Horse, of Cannon Ball, pleaded guilty in June to assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say he struck an officer in the chin while he was being...
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GFP Says LaFramboise Island Causeway and Laframboise Island to be Opening Soon

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The end of the week will bring final repair work to Pierre’s LaFramboise Island Causeway-which was damaged by last year’s Missouri River flooding. The Game, Fish and Parks Department says in a press release that the work on the causeway should be done on Friday. The repair project cost...
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Celebration Held Monday to Note Those Recovering from Addictions

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Recovery Celebration was held in Pierre on Monday as part of this month’s National Recovery Month. The National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month designation was put in place by President Barack Obama and highlights people who have reclaimed their lives. It also honors prevention, treatment and recovery...
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USDA Provides Remaining Funding for Mni Waste’ Water Company

UNDATED – (DRG News) The Mni Waste’ Water Company of Eagle Butte has been chosen to receive a Water and Waste Disposal grant and a Native America grant. The grant funds will total $26.4 million dollars. USDA State Director for Rural Development Elsie Meeks announced the funding yesterday. The money will be used to...
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State-Tribal Relations Committee to Meet Thursday at Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A meeting will be tomorrow for the South Dakota Legislature’s State Tribal Relations Committee. The group of lawmakers will hear informational presentations that deal with economic development and tourism efforts by Native American tribes, organizations and state agencies. Representatives of various groups will speak to the committee. Those organizations...
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SD Man Sentenced to Prison For Kidnapping

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Wanblee man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for kidnapping a man on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. U.S. Attorney Brendon Johnson says 52-year-old William Jakeway was sentenced Monday on charges of kidnapping and aiding and abetting. Jakeway pleaded guilty to the charges in June. Authorities say...
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Report Says SD Unlikely to Have Major Oil Boom

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A study done by Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office says South Dakota will not experience a boom in oil production like the one now occurring in North Dakota. The study concludes that the most likely scenario is for South Dakota’s oil production to remain steady at 1.6 million barrels of oil...
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