Faith Fifth Grader Wins South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest

PIERRE, S.D. – Elora Gould, a fifth grade student at Faith Elementary School, is the winner of the 2017 South Dakota Arbor Day Poster Contest. The annual Arbor Day Poster Contest is designed to help promote the importance of Arbor Day and tree planting, and is open to all South Dakota fifth graders. The...
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“Go Fourth” Program Encourages South Dakota Youth to Get Outdoors

PIERRE, S.D. – Fifteen thousand fourth graders in South Dakota will get a special taste of summer freedom through the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks’ (GFP) “Go Fourth” program. The “Go Fourth” program, presented in partnership with the South Dakota Department of Health, distributes free entrance licenses for one day in any South...
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Data Shows State’s 2016 Infant Mortality Rate Lowest Ever

PIERRE, S.D. – In 2016 South Dakota reported its lowest rate ever of infant deaths, according to new data released today by the Department of Health. The data shows there were 12,270 births in 2016 and 59 infant deaths for a rate of 4.8 deaths per 1,000 live births. That’s down from 7.3 in...
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Rawlins Library of Pierre Asks for Strategic Plan Input

PIERRE, S.D. –  For the past four months, Rawlins Municipal Library staff and its citizen advisory board have been working on the Library’s five year strategic plan.  The group has finalized its draft and now wants your input. “A public library’s purpose is to service the public,” said Robin Schrupp, Library Director. “We really encourage...
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BankWest Honors Pierre Educator and Students of Excellence

PIERRE SD  – Jay Schwartz, a mathematics and calculus instructor at Riggs High School, was honored Monday evening as the 2017 BankWest Educator of Excellence. The award and a $1,500 professional development grant from BankWest was presented during the Pierre Education Foundation’s Evening of Excellence. The event recognizes students who maintain a 3.75 GPA...
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TF Riggs Band Would Like Your Vote For a Personalized Logo !!

PIERRE SD -  The TF Riggs Band is looking for your opinion on a logo for the Band to use in the future.   T.F. Riggs High School Band Director Mackenzie McKeithan says community involvement is important and they value your vote. The public voting will run thru this Friday May 5th 2017 and there are 4...
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City of Pierre Water Leak – Intersection Closure: South Harrison and Wells Avenue

PIERRE, S.D. –The intersection of South Harrison Avenue and Wells Avenue between the Fresh Start Convenience Store and the RCPE Railroad office is closed while the City of Pierre works to repair a water leak. Motorists are encouraged to detour around the area by utilizing Monroe Avenue for primary access to Wells Avenue.  Increased...
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Pierre Street Closure: East Park Street

East Park Street between South Hayes and South Garfield Avenues will close shortly after 8 a.m. today for street repair and replacement.  The stretch of street will remain closed throughout the week and is expected to reopen by Friday, May 12. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. The Park Street project is part...
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Governor’s Mansion Tours To Resume

PIERRE, S.D. – The seventh season of free weekly tours at the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion will begin next month. First Lady Linda Daugaard said she and the Governor are happy to again open the home on the shore of Capitol Lake to the public. “We are pleased to host another year of summer...
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Pierre Swim Team Participates in Go Green & Clean

Pierre, S.D. – Members of the Pierre Swim Team participated in the City of Pierre’s annual Go Green and Clean campaign. Several athletes, coaches, parents, and siblings walked Highway 34 collecting dozens of bags of trash in an effort to beautify our area. PST Board President Torry Zeller said, “The Pierre Swim Team was...
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