Rainfall Causes Problems in Chamberlain Early Wednesday

   CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – Thunderstorms socked much of the region with heavy rain and caused some minor flooding issues early Wednesday morning, along with a truck-sized sinkhole in Chamberlain. The heaviest amounts of rain came in a band that extended from Chamberlain and moved northeast to Huron. Chamberlain received 2.52 inches. Some flooding issues...
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Ft. Pierre Women of Today Donate and Plant Trees to City

FT. PIERRE, S.D. – Fort Pierre Women of Today along with Modern Woodmen raised money through a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch along with other fundraisers to donate to the Cities of Fort Pierre and Pierre to be used to replace trees in City parks damaged by the flood.  The total donation is $1,500.00.   Pictured...
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Man wins nearly $230,000 on slots at South Dakota Casino

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man who won nearly a quarter of a million dollars at a Deadwood casino doesn’t have any particular plans for how he and his wife will use the money.    Joseph and Eleanor Tomac of Keldron say that they will use the $228,979 that Joseph won at the slot...
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South Dakota Takes Step to Prevent Spread of Asian Carp

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Game, Fish and Parks Commission has adopted an emergency rule on baitfish to help prevent the spread of troublesome Asian carp in the state.   The rule bans the taking of bait from the East Vermillion River, West Vermillion River and Firesteel Creek below Lake Mitchell. It applies to both...
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Heavy rain causes flash flooding in northeast South Dakota

  WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – Heavy rainfall led to flash flooding in parts of eastern South Dakota.  The National Weather Service reported that Watertown got as much as 4 inches of rain in less than two hours early Wednesday. That led to street flooding, and the flooding of as many as 10 rooms at the...
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Lemmon Man Killed in Construction Accident

LEMMON, S.D. (AP) – A 58-year-old Lemmon man was killed when a packer rolled and he was pinned as he worked along South Dakota Highway 73.   Kirby Chapman with the Perkins County Sheriff’s Office says Steven Bootz was driving the packer Monday morning when it rolled into a ditch, pinning him. The Rapid City Journal...
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Pierre Man Charged with Kidnapping and Burglary

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A $10,000 cash bond has been set for a Pierre man who has been charged with kidnapping and burglary.   Prosecutors say Lee Provancial broke into a Pierre home on June 13 and took a child from her bed and held her against her will in another room of the house.   Provancial...
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Philip Teacher Wins Prestigous Math Award

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Debrah Snook, a teacher at Philip High School, has won the mathematics portion of the 2011 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in South Dakota.   Applicants submitted a non-edited video of a classroom lesson, as well as responses to a series of essay questions about effective teaching.  The honor...
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Campaign material business in South Dakota questioned

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state senator is calling for an investigation into the South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office because of an employee’s operation of an online business that sells campaign materials.   Attorney General spokeswoman Sara Rabern says the letter from Republican Sen. Stan Adelstein of Rapid City was received Tuesday and the...
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South Dakota Schools Expecting Education Law Waiver Soon

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota education officials expect to get a waiver this month from the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Law.        The Obama administration is allowing states to seek exemptions from the 2002 law’s requirements if they develop alternative standards for schools. Nearly 20 states have...
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