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Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Rep. William Clayton

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ordering flags to fly half-staff at the State Capitol on Friday, May 5, to honor the life of former Rep. William Clayton, who passed away on April 20.                                                                                            Clayton, 93, of Sioux Falls, served three years in the state House of Representatives from 1967 to 1969....
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Promotion and Reassignment of Pierre Police Sergeant Jason Jones

PIERRE SD – Dave Panzer Jr. Chief of the Pierre Police Department announces the promotion and reassignment of Sergeant Jason Jones. Effective May 14, 2017. Sergeant Jones will be promoted to the rank of Captain. Sergeant Jones is being assigned to serve as the Captain and Commander of the Police Department’s Administrative Division. Captain...
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Fort Pierre Tree and Grass Property Maintenance

FORT PIERRE SD – It’s that time of year again! The City of Fort Pierre asks that residents please maintain your property by trimming trees and mowing your yard on a regular basis. Let’s all do our part to keep Fort Pierre a beautify place to live, work and play.   The Fort Pierre...
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Pierre Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

PIERRE SD – United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Pierre, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography. Amin Ricker, age 30, was indicted on April 12, 2017. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on...
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Lake County Standoff Continues

PIERRE, S.D – Attorney General Marty Jackley, McCook County Sheriff Mark Norris and Lake County Sheriff Tim Walburg confirm that several law enforcement agencies continue to negotiate with an armed subject in rural Lake County. The incident that began with a traffic stop at approximately 1:36 a.m. this morning and resulted in a McCook...
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Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture for Youth in May and June

SOUTH DAKOTA – SDSU Extension will host two Hazardous Occupation Safety Training in Agriculture (HOSTA) training on May 25 and 26, 2017 at the American Legion Hall in Philip, SD and May 31 and June 1 at the Davison County Fairgrounds in Mitchell, SD. The US Department of Labor Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture...
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Trimming of Trees and/or Hedges in Pierre

PIERRE SD – Residents of the City of Pierre are being reminded of their responsibility to trim trees and/or hedges adjacent to streets and sidewalks so that they meet city ordinance Section 6-4-104. To assist you, the City of Pierre has measuring poles that can be checked out by residents to determine proper height...
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Intergovernmental Roundtable Held To Discuss Potential Pipeline Protests

PIERRE, S.D. – In light of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests which occurred in North Dakota, South Dakota’s state and tribal law enforcement are having public safety discussions. The first strategic planning meeting was held on Friday, April 28, in Mitchell, where participants discussed potential pipeline protests. Tribal Relations Secretary Steve Emery, who attended...
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May is National Military Appreciation Month

PIERRE, S.D. – At the encouragement of the South Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs and the South Dakota Department of the Military, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May  as “National Military Appreciation Month,” a time  for all to honor, remember, recognize and appreciate those who have served in the past and those now serving,...
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South Dakota Observes Wildfire Awareness Month During May

RAPID CITY, S.D.— Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May, 2017, as Wildfire Awareness Month in South Dakota. South Dakota has also joined with eight other western states in a separate multi-state proclamation. This goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of wildfires and how citizens can protect themselves and their communities from these...
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