Personnel battling Crow Peak wildfire grows to nearly 420

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The number of personnel battling a wildfire on Crow Peak west of Spearfish has grown to nearly 420, with more arriving. The fire sparked by lightning Friday evening has burned an estimated 1,000 acres, or about 1  1/2 square miles. There is still no containment. Crews are battling the flames...
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Gas line rupture in Pierre leads to evacuations, no injuries

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Nearly 70 people were evacuated from residences, a library and a YMCA in Pierre after a city street crew ruptured an underground gas line. No injuries were reported in the Monday afternoon incident. The evacuees were allowed to return after about two hours. Montana-Dakota Utilities spokesman Mark Hanson says it...
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Pierre Residents to Vote on Events Center in November

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Residents of Pierre will vote in November on whether the capital city should build a $14.5 million recreation and event center.  The City Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to put the matter to a public vote. If approved, the facility would open in early 2019, replacing the old City Auditorium...
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Candlelight Vigil “#OrlandoStrong” at Capital Lake a Big Success

PIERRE S.D. –  The candlelight vigil organized by Pierre resident Caid Herbert was held in conjunction with the candlelight vigils in Florida on Sunday night at Capital Lake. It was well attended by the public with dignitary speakers Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill, District 24 Senate Jeff Monroe and Mary Duvall, and Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson. The...
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