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Game, Fish and Parks Law Enforcement Officers Now Equipped with Body Cameras

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) law enforcement officers will now be equipped with body cameras to increase transparency and enhance officer safety. “Our officers already do a tremendous job,” said GFP department secretary Kelly Hepler. “It is our hope that the implementation of body cameras will ultimately make their...
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Riggs High School Spring Play In May

PIERRE SD – May 8, 9, and 11th Riggs High School students will be performing the spring play Agatha Rex at 7pm and 5:30 pm on the 11th. The play is about a girl who stands up for her beliefs, despite the consequences. She is the student council president and school valedictorian, with an...
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Company Says $50 Lowe’s Mother’s Day Coupon is a Scam

SOUTH DAKOTA– The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning consumers about a new Facebook scam that people are falling for. A coupon that you think might get you a good deal at Lowe’s home improvement store is phony and is identical to previous schemes...
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Judge Lets Nebraska Beer Stores Near Reservation Stay Open

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A judge has overturned a decision to bar four Nebraska beer stores from selling next to an American Indian reservation in South Dakota that struggles with alcohol-related problems. The ruling on Thursday was a setback for advocates who want to close the stores in Whiteclay, an unincorporated village with nine...
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Law Enforcement Shakeup Underway on Pine Ridge Reservation

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – A major shakeup in law enforcement is taking place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The Oglala Sioux Tribal Council declared a state of emergency and withdrew support this week for Police Chief Harry Martinez, who has since resigned. The council has faced a deluge of complaints from tribal...
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Pierre Rawlins Library to Host Go Green Event

PIERRE, S.D. –If you’re looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly, check out Rawlins Municipal library this weekend.  The library is hosting a special “Go Green” event on Saturday.  It starts at 10 a.m. and features Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and Nick Emme with the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources....
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May is Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May as Archaeology & Historic Preservation Month in South Dakota. The month “was created to acquaint the public with the disciplines and benefits of archaeology and historic preservation and to strengthen the enduring bond between the past and the present,” Gov. Daugaard said in the proclamation....
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Cultural Heritage Center Program to Feature South Dakota’s first Senator

PIERRE, S.D. – One of South Dakota’s most colorful politicians will be the subject of the May History and Heritage Book Club meeting. Wayne Fanebust will tell about Richard Pettigrew at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. The Sioux Falls man is the author of “Echoes...
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Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Senator Richard Gregerson

PIERRE, S.D. – Flags at the State Capitol will fly at half-staff on Monday, May 1, to honor the life of former legislator Richard “Dick” Gregerson of Sioux Falls, who passed away on Tuesday, April 25. Gregerson, 84, represented a Minnehaha County district in the state Senate from 1979 to 1982, and also served...
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Essential Air Service Program for Small Airports May Be Cut By President Trump

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KWAT)—Passenger boarding’s on A-D-I flights out of Watertown Regional Airport have been climbing since the service was launched last August, but there are some concerns about the long-term viability of the service, particularly as it relates to federal subsidies under the Essential Air Service program. The EAS Program allows airlines to cover...
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