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Double Your Donation to Feeding South Dakota through the end of 2017

Feeding South Dakota locations—including the one in Pierre– are offering an online gift matching opportunity. Gift processing coordinator Jennifer Robertson says the match offer goes through midnight on December 31.   In South Dakota, one in every eight individuals is at risk of going hungry and one in every six children struggle with getting...
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Corson County Fatal Crash

A 37-year-old man was killed yesterday (Wed.) morning in a one-vehicle crash east of McLaughlin. The name of the deceased is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. According to the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, a 1999 Chevy Suburban was westbound on U.S. Highway...
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Rare Photograph of Casey Tibbs Surfaces 70 years later

In 1943, at the American Legion 4th of July Rodeo in Huron, 16-year old Sid Glanzer borrowed a miniature Speed Graphic Press camera. The rodeo had had a sell-out crowd and Glanzer was the only camera man there that day. An unknown kid by the name of Casey Tibbs was about to legally ride...
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Applications for US jobless aid hold at 245,000

WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of unemployed workers filing for jobless benefits remained the same from the previous week at 245,000, a low level signaling a healthy job market. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average, a less volatile measure, climbed 1,750 to 237,750. Applications are essentially a proxy for layoffs, and...
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Average mortgage rates climbed this week

WASHINGTON (AP) – Long-term U.S. mortgage rates increased this week, although they’re lower than a year ago. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.99 percent, up from 3.94 percent last week. That average marks a five-month high, but it’s still lower than the 4.32 percent a...
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PUC watching federal tax plan progress and effect on rate payers

While the nation’s eyes are on federal tax reform, South Dakota’s Public Utilities Commission is eyeing the effect the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will have on consumers of regulated electric and natural gas utilities. Regulated utilities pass the costs of federal income taxes through to ratepayers. The revised federal tax proposal, which...
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Exempt entity, tribal license plates to be reissued in 2018

PIERRE, SD– The South Dakota Department of Revenue’s motor vehicle division will reissue its exempt entity and tribal license plates in 2018. Exempt entity plate holders can renew their annual vehicle registrations after Jan. 1, 2018, to receive the new plates. The exempt entity plate reissue will be the first of its kind since...
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Bi-Centennial Final Countdown Bull Bash to be Held Dec. 30-31 in Fort Pierre

Bull riding events will take place Saturday and Sunday nights at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre. Fairgrounds manager Scott Deal says the bull riding will be held in the Schomer Barn.   Mayor Gloria Hanson says the bull bash will wrap up a year of activities celebrating Fort Pierre’s bi-centennial.Mayor Gloria Hanson...
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NYC’s lone polar bear is euthanized; he had kidney failure

NEW YORK (AP) – New York City’s only polar bear has been euthanized at the Bronx Zoo. Officials say the 26-year-old animal was suffering from acute kidney failure. The Wildlife Conservation Society announced Wednesday that Tundra was euthanized Saturday at the Bronx Zoo. He was born there in 1991. The organization says Tundra had...
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Official opposes delay of Indian Health Service director

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A tribal official says congressional delay in approving a new Indian Health Service director could create more problems at South Dakota hospitals that are already in dangerous conditions. It’s been two months since President Donald Trump nominated Quapaw tribal member Robert Weaver to the job. Oliver J. Semans Sr.,...
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