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Publishers Clearing House Scam Has Cost a Hughes County Citizen Nearly $35,000

PIERRE SD – (News Release) Sheriff Mike Leidholt today warned citizens of Hughes County that scammers are still actively seeking victims in the area. Just last week a Hughes County citizen reported that he had been scammed out of almost 35,000 dollars. The victim received a phone call that he had won 2.6 million...
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Catch the “Eclipse across America,” 99 Years in the Making

PIERRE SD – On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated  to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of  nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This path, where  the moon will completely cover the sun and the corona or...
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2 Agriculture Groups in Dakotas to Vote on Merger

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – The boards of two agriculture co-ops in the Dakotas have decided to hold a second vote among their members about merging. A narrow majority of members from North Central Farmers Elevator voted in 2015 against merging with the Wheat Growers. Discussions resurfaced a couple weeks ago when leaders of both...
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Incarceration Costs Significantly More than Supervision in the U.S.

UNITED STATES – The annual cost of detaining federal prisoners before trial and after sentencing is significantly higher than the cost of supervision in the community, according to figures compiled by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. In fiscal year 2016, detaining an offender before trial and then incarcerating him post-conviction was roughly...
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Governor Signs Proclamation for Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard demonstrated his support of the military by signing an executive proclamation announcing Aug. 20-26, 2017, as Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve Week in South Dakota. The proclamation honors the members of our Guard and Reserve for their steadfast dedication – both in and out of uniform....
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Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident in Pierre SD Wednesday Afternoon

PIERRE SD – August 16th , Wednesday  afternoon at approximately 4pm a vehicle struck a pedestrian at the intersection of Euclid Ave. and Capital Ave. A 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe Driven by Michael Towles, 69, Pierre was eastbound on Capital, turning left onto Euclid. The vehicle hit the skateboarder who was in the crosswalk. The pedestrian a male, 34, Pierre...
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New Stanley County Fair Grounds Manager: Scott Deal

FORT PIERRE SD – The Stanley County Commission met at the court house in Fort Pierre at 5pm August 16th, Wednesday evening with a special meeting to handle business of hire for Deputy County Auditor and Fair Grounds Manager. In attendance were commissioners Dana Iversen District 3 , Dennis Booth; District 5, Craig Heller; District 1,...
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Capital Area United Way Announces Campaign Chairs & Goal

PIERRE SD – The Capital Area United Way kicked of it’s 2017-2018 Campaign last night at the Capital University Center in Pierre.   The Capital Area United Way has named Ann and Michael Shoup as their 2017-2018 Campaign Co-Chairs. As co-chairs, they will lead the fundraising efforts of the 2017-2018 “Be Someone’s Hero” campaign,...
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Pierre and Fort Pierre Pools Closing for the Season this Week

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – The outdoor pools will be closing this week for the season. The Fort Pierre outdoor pool will close August 17th Thursday at 6pm, until then the pool is open 12:30pm till 4pm today August 16th and tomorrow 12:30pm till 6pm. The Pierre outdoor pool will close for the season this...
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Sex Trafficking Operation Results in Arrests

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley, United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler, Rapid City Police Chief Karl Jegeris, and Pennington County Sheriff Kevin Thom announce that the Division of Criminal Investigation, the South Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and Homeland Security Investigations have conducted investigations into sex trafficking during the...
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