Codington County Fatal Crash

SOUTH SHORE, S.D. – One man died and another man was injured Thursday morning in a two-vehicle crash that occurred east of South Shore. The names of the two drivers are not being released pending notification of their families. They were the only people involved. A 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was traveling west on South...
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South Dakota House Panel Passes Industrial Hemp Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A House committee has approved a bill that would allow the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota. The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee voted 9-2 to approve the plan Thursday. Supporter Rep. Elizabeth May, a Republican, says hemp would be a useful product for South Dakota’s agriculture industry....
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Iowa Woman Claims $138,779 Dakota Cash Jackpot

PIERRE, S.D. – Joan Minor of Beloit, IA has a big family: husband, two daughters, five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Since the Dakota Cash lotto game began, she’s been using numbers specific to those family members to play the game. Always the same numbers with the tickets always purchased at the same...
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Capital Area United Way Reaches Fundraising Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – The Capital Area United Way has reached its 2016-2017 fundraising goal of $590,000. Funds raised during the “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign will help support over 50 programs in 20 nonprofit partner agencies in Hughes and Stanley counties, including programs like Girls on the Run and the Imagination Library. The...
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Lawmakers Roll Back Bill to Control Refugee Resettlements

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have neutered a measure that would have required the Legislature’s approval for refugee resettlements in South Dakota. A Senate committee Wednesday approved changes that simply would require private refugee resettlement agencies to provide an annual report to the governor and Legislature. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously...
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Pierre Senior Headed to Concordia College Honor Band

PIERRE SD – Congratulations to Jaid Freestone Senior at TF Riggs in Pierre for her acceptance in to the 2017 Concordia College Honor Band! 110 students from seven states applied and auditioned for this group. Applicants had to submit a recording of two etudes or solo sections of contrasting styles. During the three-day festival...
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Justice Wilbur Announces Retirement

PIERRE SD – South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lori S. Wilbur announced today Feb 15th  that she will retire from the Court in June of this year. She has served on the Supreme Court since August of 2011, when she was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard. She was also retained by the voters in the...
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Mobridge Police Asking for Public’s Assistance in Recovering Stolen Vehicle

MOBRIDGE SD – The Mobridge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in recovering  a stolen vehicle from the Mobridge Area. The Vehicle is described as a 2016 Lincoln  MKX with a Beadle’s Sales license plate and is Platinum White in color. If you or someone you know has seen this vehicle or...
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Feeding South Dakota to host Empty Bowls Tomorrow Night in Pierre

PIERRE SD (Press Release) — Feeding South Dakota is hosting an Empty Bowls event tomorrow on February 16, at 5:30 pm at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pierre. Proceeds from this event will support Feeding South Dakota’s Mobile Food Pantry Program, which serves 16 rural communities in Central South Dakota. Each event guest will...
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SD Lawmaker Says Abortion Bill Would Protect Female Fetuses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says his bill to increase the penalty for performing abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy is not an attack against women because it would limit abortions of female fetuses. The Argus Leader reports that Republican Rep. Steven Haugaard said Tuesday the bill is aimed at protecting...
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