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Capital Area Counseling Service Presents Award to Pierre Police Department

PIERRE SD - On behalf of Capital Area Counseling,  Board Chair Mark Swendsen presented the Visionary Award for the year to the Pierre Police Department Tuesday night at the Pierre City Commission meeting.  Accepting the award for the Pierre Police was Chief David Panzer. Swendsen and Mayor Gill both congratulated the Pierre Police on their...
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South Dakota Secretary of Department of Tourism Says 4th of July will Bring Record Visitors to the State

PIERRE SD – SD Secretary of Department of Tourism Jim Hagen says the July 4th celebration will bring numerous visitors to our state with record numbers for the July 4th weekend. Triple A predicts 44.2 million people will travel at  least 50 miles from home, a 2.9 percent increase over last year’s record for  the...
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Walworth County Commisson Prohibits the Use of Fireworks

WALWORTH COUNTY SD – With the extreme drought conditions in the area, the Walworth County Commissioners have passed a resolution to prohibit the use of fireworks in Walworth County during the traditional legal discharge period of June 27th to July 8th 2017. The Mobridge Police Department, Walworth County Sheriff’s Office as well as the...
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State Officials Urge Safety During July 4th Celebration

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Department of Public Safety wants people to enjoy their July Fourth celebrations, but in a safe way. With more people traveling for the holiday, that means more chances for motor vehicle crashes. Last year during the 78-hour holiday reporting period, there were 131 motor vehicle crashes resulting in 47...
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Tuesday Morning Pierre House Fire Caused by Discarded Cigarette

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Fire Department was called out Tuesday morning at 12:30am to a fire at 202 S Jefferson Street in Pierre.  Fire fighters battled the fire which was on the rear of the home on main level.  The vinyl siding was removed and fire put out on the inside of the...
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GFP Wildlife Testing for Bovine Tuberculosis Returns Negative Result

PIERRE, S.D. – In response to a March 2017 discovery of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a Harding county livestock herd, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) conducted an immediate wildlife surveillance effort to determine if TB was present in area wildlife. Test results from the National Veterinary Services Laboratories for bovine tuberculosis...
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Fischer Rounds and Associates sponsors the Flags Across the Bridge in Observance of Independence Day!

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club will post the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of Independence Day. The Exchange Club has consistently posted flags across the bridge for various holidays and other special occasions since 2006. Fischer Rounds and Associates has also been a...
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USDA’s Opening of CRP Acres Gives Ranchers Needed Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Kristi Noem, U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds and U.S. Sen. John Thune showed support on Friday June 23rd after the USDA announced it would open South Dakota CRP acres for grazing in areas categorized as D2 (severe drought) or D3 (extreme drought) until September 30, 2017. The announcement came after personal requests from...
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Dry Conditions Prompt Production Changes: Livestock and Agronomy Meetings to Be Held

BROOKINGS, S.D. – SDSU Extension will host livestock and agronomy meetings in Herreid and Gettysburg on July 6, 2017. The meeting in Herreid will be at 9:00 a.m. at the Community Center/Skateland (107 Main Street S.) and in Gettysburg at 2:00 p.m. at Bob’s Steakhouse (29336 U.S. Hwy 212). Topics include: •Early weaning calves...
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Pierre Electric Department Receives National Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The City of Pierre Electric Department has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2016. Pierre received a First Place nod for achieving zero safety incidents during its nearly 20,700 hours of worker exposure last year. Rick Aguilar, Chair of the APPA Safety...
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