Capitol flags to be at half-staff in memory of late lawmaker

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered state Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff Wednesday in memory of former state Sen. Jacob Krull. Krull, of Watertown, died Friday at age 77. His funeral is Wednesday. Krull represented the Codington County area in the state Senate for five terms, from 1973 to...
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Holiday Jam Fundraiser for Boys and Girls Club – Dec. 1st in Pierre with the “Hegg Brothers & Jami Lynn”

PIERRE–The Pierre/Ft. Pierre Rotary Club will present the musical event, “Holiday Jam with the Hegg Brothers & Jami Lynn” on December 1, with all proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area. The “Holiday Jam” is a musical showcase featuring a multi-piece band performing classic and contemporary holiday arrangements. This...
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Western Dakotas hit with heavy snow and strong winds

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Much of the western Dakotas is under a winter storm warning, as heavy snow and strong winds pound the area. The National Weather Service says central North Dakota could get up to a foot of snow by Wednesday night, and up to 5 inches of snow is expected in northwest...
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Hyde County Fatal Crash

HIGHMORE, S.D. – Two people died in a one-vehicle crash that occurred Saturday morning south of Highmore. A 1996 Ford Explorer was northbound on South Dakota Highway 47 when the driver lost control. The vehicle entered the east ditch, came back onto the roadway and rolled multiple times. The female driver, age 30, and...
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South Dakota SNAP Earns Second Federal Performance Bonus

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) will receive its second bonus for federal fiscal year (FFY) 2015 for administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) from the United States Department of Agriculture. South Dakota will receive a SNAP performance bonus for payment accuracy in the amount of $410,982....
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2016 Capitol Tree Lighting Ceremony

PIERRE SD -  The ceremony to light up the Christmas trees on display at the Capitol last night consisted of a full house once again this year. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill welcomed the crowd and introduced Governor Dennis Daugaard who spoke about the history of the lighting of the trees. First Lady Linda Daugaard...
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Emergency Management’s Credentialing System Hits 10,000 Milestone

PIERRE, S.D. – A milestone has been reached for a credentialing system which was created by the South Dakota Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to better identify resources needed for disasters or special events. Earlier this month, the name of the 10,000th responder was entered into the database of the Comprehensive Resource Management and...
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South Dakota Supreme Court Rejects Maricela Diaz Appeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of a Mexican national convicted of killing a teenager seven years ago. Maricela Diaz is serving 80 years in prison for the 2009 death of 16-year-old Jasmine Guevara. Diaz was 15 at the time but was convicted in adult court. She...
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DRG 2016 Rooster Rush Winner

PIERRE SD – Rita Baumgart of Pierre was the winner of the Dakota Radio Group’s 2016 Rooster Rush promotion and took home a Benelli Shotgun from Lynn’s Dakotamart in Pierre.  Thank you to all who participated and Dakota Radio Group says thank you to all the sponsors. Photo shows Rita, center was joined for the...
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Ex-SD Police Chief Gets Life Term in Fiancee’s 2009 Killing

BURKE, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota police chief has been sentenced to life in prison without parole in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009. Russell Bertram, who was chief in Harrisburg, received the punishment Tuesday. A jury found him guilty of first-degree murder earlier this year. Authorities accused the 64-year-old...
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