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Girl Scout Troop to Plant Community Orchard in Pierre This Spring

PIERRE, SD- The Pierre City Commission has approved a plan by a local Girl Scout Troop to develop a Community Orchard. Trooper leader Deseree Corrales says they want to plant the orchard on Sully Avenue.   Corrales says to start out, the troop and volunteers will plant six apple trees, six peach trees, five...
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Eagle Butte Man Charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury

A 23-year-old Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Assault with a Dangerous Weapon and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. Michael Thomas LeBeau pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in custody and/or a $250-thousand fine, three...
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Ziebach County Man Indicted on Methamphetamine and Firearm Charges

A 33-year-old Ziebach County, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. Jason Leo Fischer pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalties upon conviction are up to 20 years...
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Weather Announcements for January 2, 2018

School closed Tues. Jan. 2: Cheyenne-Eagle Butte–heating problems. Late start Tues. Jan. 2. Tiospaye Topa– 2 hours late. Crow Creek Tribal Schools– Opening 2 hours late at 10:00; Transportation Issues. Eureka–Opening 2 hours late (10:30 AM). White River– 10am start.
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Report cites December rise in Midwest economic conditions

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – An economist says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states rose over the past month, pointing to continuing improvement in regional economic conditions. A report released Tuesday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index climbed to 59.0 from 57.2 in November. The October figure was 58.8. Creighton University...
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Pierre, Mobridge, Aberdeen set weather records as cold continues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Record-setting cold weather continues to blanket South Dakota as the new year begins. The National Weather Service says Aberdeen, Mobridge and Pierre set or tied record-cold temperatures for the date on Monday. The mercury plunged to minus 21 in Pierre, minus 30 at Mobridge and minus 32 in Aberdeen....
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Historic lotto jackpots kickstart 2018

South Dakota Lottery players could begin their new year with a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot that has eclipsed $300 million. The jackpots for two of the nation’s most popular lotto games are beginning to reach historic heights. This marks just the second time that both Powerball and Mega Millions have each topped $300...
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Name Released in Corson County Fatal Crash

McLAUGHLIN, S.D. – A McLaughlin man has been identified as the person who was killed Wednesday morning in a one-vehicle crash east of McLaughlin. Joseph Summers, 37, was driving a 1999 Chevy Suburban westbound on U.S. Highway 12 when the vehicle swerved into the eastbound lane. The vehicle eventually slid back across both lanes, entered the north...
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Broken Pipe Drenches State Health Lab in Pierre

Cleanup is underway at the South Dakota State Health Lab in Pierre after a pipe broke Sunday afternoon. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department chief Ian Paul says there was a lot of standing water when they entered the building.   The state’s Buildings and Grounds staff are coordinating the cleanup effort.
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Weather Announcements for Jan. 1, 2018

Pierre street crews will commence windrow removals and hauling after 8am Monday, Jan. 1. Please give the crews plenty of room. Visibility is a safety concern with the severely cold temperatures and frosted glass. Do not crowd the plows.  
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