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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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South Dakota Receives Farm to School Grant

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Education has received a $24,158 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as part of the Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers and increase the amount of local foods served in schools. South...
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Preliminary Awards at Miss South Dakota Pageant

HOT SPRINGS, SD – Carrie Wintle, Miss Rushmore, and Rachel Evangelisto, Miss Siouxland, took home preliminary awards in the Talent and Swimsuit competitions at the Miss South Dakota Pageant Thursday night. Wintle won the preliminary talent competition playing “Final Countdown” on the piano. Evangelisto took the swimsuit title wearing a pink two-piece. Wintle is...
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Trail of Governors Unveils 4 New Statues at the Capitol Rotunda This Morning

PIERRE, S.D.- The statues of four South Dakota governors were unveiled in Pierre today.  The bronze sculptures of governors Tom Berry, Leslie Jensen, Sigurd Anderson and Joe Foss are being added to the Trail of Governors in the capital city. Members of each governor’s family were joined by the artists, donors, and Gov. Dennis...
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Gov. Daugaard Issues State Of Emergency For Drought Conditions

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has declared a statewide emergency because of the ongoing drought conditions in South Dakota. As part of the State of Emergency, the state will ease haying and transportation restrictions to assist agriculture producers. “The drought has really hurt grass and hay production in much of the state, which...
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Yankton Sioux Tribe Police Investigating Death of 40-year-old man

PICKSTOWN — Tribal police are investigating an incident in which a Texas man died in rural Charles Mix County. According to Yankton Sioux Tribe Police Chief Chris Saunsoci, a 40-year-old man was found dead late Sunday morning in the middle of a field between Pickstown and Marty, near the Missouri River. Police believe the...
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