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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Speed A Factor for 2 Vehicle Crash in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE SD – Stanley County Deputy Sherriff Greg Swanson stated that a 2012 Dodge Pickup had left Metro Station in Fort Pierre this noon and an 18 year old and a passenger were in a 1974 Sedan traveling well over the speed limit for that area on Hwy 83 hit the 2012 Dodge went into the...
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Cultural Heritage Center Holiday Open House Nov 25th

PIERRE SD – The lobby of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is festively decorated for Friday’s annual Holiday Open House of the South Dakota State Historical Society. Featured items include large snowflakes made by members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area and a sleigh made in the 1860s. The...
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Group Gives $210K in Scholarships Under School Choice Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota organization helping students attend private schools under a state-backed tax credit program has given out 280 scholarships totaling nearly $210,000. A government oversight committee is set to hear testimony Tuesday about the new program. Insurance companies can get an 80 percent tax credit for contributions to a...
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