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Draper Fire Department Puts Out Two Small Stubble Fires Sunday and Today

DRAPER, S.D. – (DRG News) The Draper Fire Department responded to two stubble field fires-one last night and one this morning-and both burned just under an acre each. Draper Fire Chief Cody Hatheway says last nights fire was reported about 8:30 p.m. and occurred in a winter wheat stubble field about 7-8 miles north...
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South Dakota Crime Statistics for 2011 Released

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says crime statistics for 2011 show that South Dakota remains a relatively safe place to live. There were 16 homicide and negligent manslaughter arrests last year, about average for the state. Sex offense arrests were up slightly, as were assaults. Drug arrests jumped 18 percent. Burglary...
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Public to Help Set Scope of Wildlife Agency Review

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials from Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s office say the public will get a chance to help determine the issues covered in an external review of the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department. The governor’s chief of staff, Dusty Johnson, told the Game, Fish and Parks Commission on Monday that the...
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Sirens in Hughes and Stanley Counties to be Tested Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) Plans call for siren testing in Hughes and Stanley counties again tomorrow. Sirens were tested last week and Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Manager Rob Fines says plans call for another series of checks tomorrow. He says the testing is being done as part of federal requirements that must be met by...
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Depot’s Bring it Home Committee Continues Working to Return a Piece of Fort Pierre History

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Planning continues behind the scenes to return the former Fort Pierre train depot to town–from where it has been since the 1960’s–at a ranch near Mud Butte. The depot was in use for several years in Fort Pierre-starting in the early 1900’s. It was moved to the Mud...
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Pierre Aquatic Center Pool Closed Through Wednesday Due to Pump Motor Malfunction

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Aquatic Center is going to be closed for the next few days while repairs are done on a pump motor for the pool there.  Pierre’s Recreation Department Director Mindy Cheap says the Summer Rec swim lessons will be moved from the aquatic center to the Griffin Park...
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Dry conditions worsen in South Dakota in June

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota State University researchers say hot, dry weather in June worsened drought conditions in the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows nearly all of South Dakota as being abnormally dry or in moderate to severe drought. KSFY-TV reports that much of southeast South Dakota reported less than...
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Wisconsin Angler Talks About This Week’s FLW Tournament

UNDATED – (DRG News) This week brings a number of pro fishermen to the area as the National Guard FLW Walleye Tour tournament will be held on Lake Oahe Thursday through Saturday. Chevy Pro Night will be held before the tournament and is scheduled at Beck Motor Company tomorrow. Fishing enthusiasts will get a...
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Public Health Clinics to Expand in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Supreme Court’s upholding of the federal health care law has cleared the way for public health clinics in South Dakota to expand. The federally funded community clinics are primarily for people who do not have health insurance, or live in communities that can’t support a private clinic. The...
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Fire Destroys Main Street Bar in Platte

PLATTE, S.D. (AP) – A weekend fire destroyed a Main Street business in Platte. The fire at Shorty’s Bar broke out about 5 a.m. Saturday and took firefighters about seven hours to put out. No one was hurt. The cause was not immediately determined and police declined to tell The Daily Republic newspaper whether...
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