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SD Secretary of State’s Office Furthers Transparency Online Initiative

Continuing the Transparency Online Initiative that began in April 2018,  new public searches, previously only accessible at the Secretary of State’s office, are now available online. Newspaper Ownership and Circulation Statements for the years 1999 through 2017 are newly available to search via the General Services section of the Secretary of State’s website. In...
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Casey Tibbs Statue Unveiled; Last Saddle He Used Now on Display

The new bronze statue sculpture of Casey Tibbs riding The Old Grey Mare was unveiled over the weekend at the Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. Sculptor Tony Chytka says he’s been working on it for the past six months.   Chytka says he met Tibbs when he was a kid, so it’s...
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GFP Clarifies Rules for Bringing Wood into Quarantined Parks

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks has clarified rules for bringing outside firewood into state parks. The emerald ash borer emergency quarantine restricts the movement of wood from the Sioux Falls area. State parks located within the quarantine area will now allow outside wood if it has a label affixed to certify it as...
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Sutton Steps Down From Board of Regents

Bob Sutton has resigned from his position on the South Dakota Board of Regents after being named president and CEO of Avera Health. Sutton, the former president and CEO of Avera St. Mary’s in Pierre, says it’s been a pleasure serving on the Board of Regents because he puts great value on higher education....
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Pierre City, Hughes County and Dist. 24 Republican Candidate Forums Available Via Podcast or Website

The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted Hughes County Commission, Pierre City Commission and District 24 republican candidate forums. If you’d like to hear what the candidates had to say, you can subscribe to the KGFX Beyond the Mic podcast for free using Google Play or iTunes. You can also go to the...
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Historical Society Press receives two Midwest Book Awards

PIERRE, S.D.—Two South Dakota State Historical Society books were recently awarded Midwest Book Awards from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA). “Glorious Fourth of July and Other Stories from the Plains” won the Young Adult Non-Fiction category, and “Paul Goble, Storyteller” won for best biography. Both titles were released in 2017 and have been...
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Sutton Rodeo Bringing PRCA’s “Xtreme Roughstock Event” to SD

Onida, South Dakota, based Sutton Rodeo is bringing the Professional Rodeo Cowboy’s Association’s newest competition series to the state in September. The PRCA Xtreme Roughstock Event will feature Xtreme Bulls Tour, Xtreme Bronc Match and the brand new Xtreme Bareback Riding event together for the first time. This will be the last chance for...
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SD Highway Patrol to Hold 35 Checkpoints in June

June is a busy month for sobriety checkpoints as the South Dakota Department of Public Safety has scheduled 35 checkpoints in 24 different counties. Central South Dakota counties where June checkpoints are scheduled include Hughes, Stanley, Walworth, Edmunds, Jackson and Mellette. Other counties where checkpoints will be held are: Brookings, Butte, Charles Mix, Codington,...
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Civil Air Patrol Holding Open House Tomorrow in Pierre

The Pierre Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol is holding an open house tomorrow afternoon. Deputy commander of cadets Richard Rezac says the Civil Air Patrol has been around since 1941.   The open house will be at the Civil Air Patrol’s new meeting space at Northridge Plaza in the old Radio Shack space....
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Survey report suggests Midwest economy still steaming ahead

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A report says a business conditions index for nine Midwest and Plains states has jumped to its highest level in 14 years. The report released Friday says the Mid-America Business Conditions Index hit 67.3 last month, compared with 64.5 in April. The March figure was 62.1. Creighton University economist Ernie...
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