News

Cultural Heritage Center

Holiday hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be open extended hours through Friday, Dec. 23. The museum will be open 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. CST through Dec. 23. Regular hours, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will return on Saturday, Dec. 24. The center is closed on Sunday, Christmas Day. On Monday, Dec....
Keep Reading »
wreath

Wreaths Across America Program Set: Pierre’s Ceremony Dec 12th at 11am

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Funeral Directors  Association will again participate in Wreaths Across America, a  national program which pays tribute to fallen veterans of all wars during the  Christmas season.  A formal wreath presentation will be held at the Flaming Fountain Veterans Memorial on Capitol  Lake in Pierre at 11:00 AM on...
Keep Reading »
Charles Burke Vernon Award

PEDCO Honors Local Banker with Top Award

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Economic Development Corporation on Monday Nov. 28th honored Charles H. Burke III with it’s annual Vernon Award for his outstanding contributions to the growth and development of Pierre. Burke is president, chairman and CEO of BankWest, one of the city’s top 10 employers. He and his wife, Kathryn, also...
Keep Reading »
DHS FEMA Logo

Stanley County sues FEMA over 2011 flood project

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Stanley County is suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency after the agency demanded the county give back money that was used on a project following record flooding on the Missouri River in 2011. FEMA has demanded Stanley County pay back $145,000 for a box culvert that the county installed...
Keep Reading »
abrahamdlp16

Missing Waubay Woman’s Body Found

PIERRE, S.D.- Law Enforcement announced the body of Janita Abraham, 60, Waubay, was found today in a small body of water off Highway 12 in Day County. No additional details surrounding the death are being released at this time. Assisting agencies include the Day County Sheriff’s Office, Waubay Fire Department, SD Game, Fish and...
Keep Reading »
Pierre Police Department Patch

Pierre Police Chief Panzer Releases Statement on Marsy’s Law

PIERRE SD  – A Statement Released today Nov 30th 2016  by Pierre Police Chief Dave Panzer pertaining to Marsy’s Law: “In response to our recent meeting with our City Attorney’s Office, due to the passage of Constitutional Amendment S, otherwise known as Marsy’s Law, the City of Pierre Police Department will no longer be...
Keep Reading »
Police_DUI-checkpoint_DSC_5297

Sobriety Checkpoints Planned for December

PIERRE, S.D. – Along with everything else that is part of the holidays, the South Dakota Highway Patrol will spend time in December reminding people not to mix too much celebration with driving.   The Patrol plans to conduct 21 sobriety checkpoints in 19 counties during the month. The checkpoints, held monthly in different...
Keep Reading »
DSCF0703

Local museums to promote Pierre/Fort Pierre through Business Appreciation Days in December

PIERRE, S.D. — From Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11, the Bad River Museum Directors will host Business Appreciation Days at four participating local museums, including the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center, the South Dakota Discovery Center and the South Dakota National Guard Museum in Pierre and the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre.   From...
Keep Reading »
untitled

SD National Guard to support 58th Presidential Inauguration

RAPID CITY, S.D. – The South Dakota National Guard will send more than 150 Soldiers and Airmen to provide support to the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20. They will join hundreds of National Guardsmen from 35 other states to assist the District of Columbia National Guard and federal and local law...
Keep Reading »
City of Pierre Logo

Preliminary 2017 Construction Plan Released

PIERRE, S.D. – More than 80 blocks of Pierre’s city streets are scheduled for upgrades in 2017. City staff detailed the preliminary construction project list during last night’s City Commission meeting putting special emphasis on two major projects planned for the 2017 construction season. “We have an entire street rebuild planned for Capitol Avenue from...
Keep Reading »