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Pierre Electric Department Receives National Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The City of Pierre Electric Department has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2016. Pierre received a First Place nod for achieving zero safety incidents during its nearly 20,700 hours of worker exposure last year. Rick Aguilar, Chair of the APPA Safety...
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South Dakota Pharmacists Association Names New Executive Director

PIERRE, SD – After more than 13 years at the helm, South Dakota Pharmacists Association (SDPhA) executive director Sue Schaefer will hand the association’s reins to Amanda Bacon effective July 1. Schaefer will remain with the association for a time as a transitional advisor. Bacon brings eight years of health care corporate communications, marketing...
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Electrical Fire in Kitchen Cause of Loss of Branding Iron Bistro

PIERRE SD – According to the Pierre Fire Department an electrical fire that started in the kitchen area was the cause of the total loss of the popular coffee/restaurant Branding Iron Bistro in Pierre. Saturday June 24th the Pierre Fire Department received a call a few minutes after 8pm with the report of smoke...
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Tennessee Man Takes Elvis Guitar Fight to Appeals Court

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Tennessee man is asking an appeals court to overturn a decision awarding a guitar once owned by Elvis Presley to the National Music Museum at the University of South Dakota. The museum bought the guitar in 2012 as part of a collection of instruments worth $250,000. The Argus...
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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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