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Rep. Haggar Resigns; Governor Invites Public Input

PIERRE, S.D. – State Rep. Don Haggar has resigned his seat in the South Dakota House of Representatives. Haggar, a Sioux Falls Republican, has served in the state House since 2013, and is currently the body’s speaker pro tempore. “Don Haggar has worked hard on behalf of his constituents and our state, and I...
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Fireworks Changes for City of Fort Pierre and Laws Same As Last Year for Pierre

FORT PIERRE/PIERRE SD – The city of Fort Pierre has two major changes in city ordinances that affect the sale and discharge of fireworks. No bottle rockets under 14 inches in length, and no sky lanterns will be permitted to be sold or discharged. The local vendors know which bottle rockets are legal, but...
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Game, Fish and Parks Joining National Boating Safety Effort

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks says it’s joining a national effort to promote boating safety. The agency says Operation Dry Water will take place Friday until Sunday to promote boating safety and encourage responsible alcohol use while boating. Joe Keeton, boating law administrator, says officials want to make sure...
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Oahe Days “Shark of the Park” Sees Three Hole-In-Ones

PIERRE SD – This year’s Shark of the Park in conjunction with Oahe Days, saw beautiful weather and an exciting day for disc golf. With Twenty Three participants (including five youth players) the disc golf tournament was competitive from the get go.   The day featured Three Hole in Ones, two by Alex Ogren...
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Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash Near Kimball that Caused Fire

KIMBALL SD  — A Mitchell woman and another person whose name has not yet been released were injured Saturday in a two-vehicle crash near Kimball that caused one car to catch fire. Courtney Crow, 27, of Mitchell, was driving a 2010 Dodge Journey on the wrong side of the road at the intersection of...
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Details On Fourth of July Parade in Fort Pierre SD at 11am

FORT PIERRE SD – Mayor Gloria Hanson announced that the Fischer family will be the honorary parade marshals for Fort Pierre’s annual 4th of July parade next Tuesday. Karl and Eileen Fischer, and Bill Fischer, plus children and grandchildren, will lead the parade. According to Hanson, the Fischers were selected because of their long...
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Harrison Avenue in Pierre Reopens this Afternoon and Intersection at Capitol and Jefferson will Close Wed June 28th

PIERRE SD – Harrison Avenue between East Capitol and East Summit Avenues will reopen this Tuesday afternoon. In the last five weeks, the City of Pierre has completely rebuilt this stretch of Harrison Avenue.  Only a minor sealing project and intersection painting remain. The Harrison Avenue project is part of the $2.4 million the...
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Fireworks Safety Emphasized for 4th of July Holiday

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Fire Marshal says it’s especially important this year to be careful with fireworks on the Fourth of July.  Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says using fireworks safely is always the main concern, but dry conditions in most of South Dakota this year mean there’s a higher...
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Emergency Grazing on CRP Lands Authorized for Dakotas

  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has authorized emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program land in the Dakotas and Montana in response to drought.  Perdue says that without alternative forage options, ranchers could be devastated economically. The emergency grazing is authorized to begin immediately, and extends through Sept. 30 unless...
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Pierre Business Destroyed by Fire

  PIERRE, S.D. – A Pierre Business is termed a total loss after a fire Saturday evening.  The Branding Iron Bistro and a shop next to it, Potter 2  Paint, sustained significant damage in the fire that was reported around 8:30 pm Saturday night.  Pierre firefighters battled the blaze for about an hour before...
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