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Pierre Adding Crosswalk at Abbey Road

PIERRE, SD– This week, crews will begin installing a crosswalk at the intersection of Fourth Street and Abbey Road in Pierre. City construction and operations manager Lynn Patton says this crosswalk has been needed since the nearby Kennedy Elementary School opened.   Patton says a pedestrian flashing traffic signal will also be installed at...
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Pierre City Commission Approves Generator Project

PIERRE, SD- At last night’s (Tues.) meeting, the Pierre City Commission chose the contractor that will work on the wastewater treatment plant generator project. City FEMA coordinator Gidget Palmer and Mayor Steve Harding had this dialogue about the backup generator.   Funding for this backup generator became available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
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Hughes and Stanley Among Counties Where Sobriety Checkpoints Will be Held

PIERRE, SD– The South Dakota Department of Public Safety will conduct sobriety checkpoints in a variety of counties in November. November checkpoints are planned in: Stanley, Hughes, Butte, Codington, Davison, Edmunds, Jerauld, Jackson, Lincoln, Meade, Minnehaha, Pennington, Roberts, Tripp and Union counties. A total of 16 checkpoints will be done in 15 counties statewide....
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South Dakotans Respond to Historic Disaster Season

PIERRE, SD- Many South Dakotans have volunteered to help with recovery efforts from recent hurricanes and wildfires across the U-S. American Red Cross executive director for central and western South Dakota Richard Smith says their volunteers went a variety of places.   Smith says the volunteers perform a wide range of duties.   If...
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Nov. 1 deadline for flooded farm land application

PIERRE, SD- Tomorrow (Wed. Nov. 1) is the deadline for South Dakotans with flooded farmland to apply for a property tax adjustment. South Dakota Department of Revenue public affairs manager Wade LaRoche told DRG News and Farm which landowners are eligible.   Land is not eligible for the adjustment if it is in the Conservation...
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Employees Evacuate Pierre Business After Smelling Smoke

PIERRE, SD- Employees of a Pierre business evacuated the building this (Tues.) morning after they smelled smoke inside. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian Paul says they responded to an alarm going off at 108 S. Pierre Street–Smart Technologies– around 9am.   Now that people are using home and business heating systems, Paul reminds...
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Trick-or-Treating Tradition

WASHINGTON, DC- If you or your kids go trick or treating, you are participating in a tradition that has evolved over many centuries. Gary Crawford us about it.
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Missing Astoria Man Found

ASTORIA, SD (Brookings Radio)- A missing 75-year-old man is found several hours after walking away from his rural Astoria residence. Brookings County Assistant Sheriff Scott Sebring says the call came in at about 6:40 last (Thursday) night. The White, Toronto and Aurora Fire Departments, South Dakota Highway Patrol, SDSU Police Department, Deuel County Sheriff’s...
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Open Enrollment for Health Insurance Marketplace Opens Tomorrow

PIERRE, SD (Greater Dakota News Service)– The open-enrollment period to purchase health insurance on the federal marketplace begins tomorrow (Wed.). Folks in South Dakota can go to healthcare.gov or get local help at GetCoveredSouthDakota.org, which includes scheduling in-person meetings for help signing up. Chief executive director of the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas Shelly...
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Rawlins Municipal Library Holding Card Making Campaign in November

PIERRE, SD – Rawlins Municipal Library invites area residents to help spread holiday joy to a local nursing home this year. Anytime during the month of November, patrons can stop by the library to pick up a card kit. The kits include a card and materials for decorating it. Individuals are encouraged to draw...
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