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South Dakota National Guard Hosts Annual Training Exercise

LEAD, S.D. (AP) – About 2,400 military service members are working on community service projects during an annual training exercise hosted by the South Dakota National Guard. The Rapid City Journal reports that the Golden Coyote training exercise this week includes 30 military units from 13 states, Guam, Canada and Denmark, as well as...
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Drug Forfeiture Money Goes to 13 Law Enforcement Agencies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – From Narcan kits to K9 equipment, law enforcement agencies throughout South Dakota have new money to purchase equipment using the profits of drug dealers. Attorney General Marty Jackley Tuesday announced monetary awards for 13 law enforcement agencies using $195,500 in drug forfeiture money. That puts a dent in the total...
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Manslaughter Charges for Three People in Connection With Fentanyl Deaths

SPEARFISH, S.D. – Charges have been  brought forth against several people in connection with the drug  overdose death of two people in Spearfish earlier this year. Carrera Hall, 23, and Troy Kuntz, 38, died from what authorities believe was an overdose of Fentanyl. Eric Reeder, age 37, of Spearfish has  been indicted for two...
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SD Crop Report: Showers Bring Some Relief to South Dakota Farmers

UNDATED, S.D. (AP) – Showers have brought some relief to South Dakota farmers, but much of the state remains dry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says showers and thunderstorms early last week brought much-needed rainfall to parts of South Dakota. But precipitation in many areas of the state remains below normal for the year....
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Pierre Outdoor Pool Closed Today

PIERRE, SD – The Pierre outdoor pool will be closed on Tuesday, June 20, for maintenance and repairs. It’s anticipated the repairs will be completed today, and the pool will return to its normal schedule on Wednesday.
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Pine Ridge SD Man Charged in Death of Child

A Pine Ridge, South Dakota, man was charged in federal district court with First Degree Murder – Felony Murder, Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury of a Minor, Felony Child Abuse-Aggravated Battery of an Infant, and Felony Child Abuse and Neglect. Zachariah Michael Poor Bear, age 23, was charged on May 23, 2017.  Poor...
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Fort Thompson Man Charged with Voluntary Manslaughter

FORT THOMPSON SD – A Fort Thompson, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Voluntary Manslaughter. Zachery Lee Ziegler, age 31, was indicted on June 14, 2017.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on June 14, 2017, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum...
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Pierre Intersection Closure: Capitol and Harrison

PIERRE SD  – Weather permitting, the intersection of Capitol Avenue and Harrison Avenue will close just after 8 a.m. today to allow the city to begin rebuilding and repaving the intersection.  The intersection is expected to remain closed through Friday, June 23. Harrison Avenue between Capitol Avenue and Summit Avenue will be completely reconstructed...
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Pierre Players to Announce Shows for 50th Season

PIERRE, S.D.  – Pierre Players Community Theatre will be unveiling the shows of their 50th season the week of June 19-23, 2017. The group will announce one show per day of the 2017-2018 season at 12:00 PM Central Time on their Facebook and Twitter pages. “We are thrilled about this next season and wanted to share...
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Pierre Street Closure Today: Taylor Avenue

PIERRE SD – Weather permitting, North Taylor Avenue between East Capitol Avenue and East Broadway Avenue will close between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. beginning Monday, June 19.  The street will be closed to through traffic to allow for curb and gutter replacement. The stretch of North Taylor is expected to remain closed between...
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