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Pierre Artist Among the Featured at Reopening of Wein Gallery

ABERDEEN, S.D. – A Pierre artist is among those that are the first to be featured at the Presentation College Wein Gallery when it reopens Monday (Oct. 2). Three artists from South Dakota are the first to be shown in the new gallery. Featured artists are James Pollock of Pierre, Anna Myrmoe of Aberdeen...
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Bridge Deck Polymer Chip Seal to Begin

MOBRIDGE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says a project to apply a bridge deck polymer chip seal application to Blue Blanket Creek Bridge on Highway 1804 near Mobridge has begun (Sept. 26). Blue Blanket Creek Bridge is located 2.5 miles south of the Highway 12/1804 intersection east of Mobridge. The chip...
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‘Lakota In America’ film screening

PIERRE, S.D.- A short film featuring the Cheyenne River Youth Program and the city of Eagle Butte will be shown this evening in Eagle Butte. Square communications team member Alex Rafter says the film being featured tonight (Wed) is called “Lakota in America.” Rafter says the film is about 15 minutes long. Tonight’s (Wed.)...
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Streets Closing in Pierre Friday and Saturday for Fireball Run

PIERRE, S.D.- Amazon Prime’s adventure series Fireball Run is coming to Pierre this weekend. To accommodate all of the activities several streets will be closed during all or parts of Friday and Saturday. FRIDAY: PIERRE STREET Pierre Street will be closed from Sioux Avenue to Missouri Avenue from 5:30 Friday morning until 6:30 Friday...
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State Park Entrance Licenses Available for 2018

The 2018 annual park entrance license for South Dakota’s state parks and recreation areas will be available for purchase starting Sunday (Oct. 1). The 2018 park entrance license is valid from Oct. 1, 2017, through May 19, 2019. An annual park entrance license is $30. if you buy one entrance license, you can buy...
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Xcel Energy announces plans for new South Dakota wind farm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Xcel Energy has announced plans to build and own a 300-megawatt wind farm in Grant and Roberts counties of northeastern South Dakota. Minneapolis-based Xcel says the Dakota Range I and II project puts the company on pace to be the first U.S. utility to surpass 10,000 megawatts of wind on its...
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Unusual sentence for tax-evading prosecutor reconsidered

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A federal judge is reconsidering the unusual prison sentence he issued to a former South Dakota state’s attorney convicted of tax evasion. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Viken now thinks the sentence might be illegal. Viken on Aug. 30 sentenced 48-year-old Ken Orrock for evading businesses taxes. He ordered Orrock...
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Small community dealing with sudden deaths

LENNOX, S.D. (AP) – Counselors are helping students in Lennox deal with the sudden deaths of three family members in the small community of 2,300. Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says the deaths of a couple and 8-year-old boy is likely a case of murder-suicide. While it’s not clear why the boy wasn’t in...
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Authorities ID 2 victims of weekend crash in Edmunds County

IPSWICH, S.D. (AP) – The Highway Patrol has identified two people who died as a result of a fiery weekend crash in Edmunds County. Authorities say 62-year-old Kenneth Schuh, of Bowdle, was driving a pickup truck that crossed the centerline of U.S. Highway 12 about midday Sunday and collided with a car driven by...
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Man pleads not guilty to stealing from reservation program

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City man has pleaded not guilty to stealing from a program that provides legal services to low-income people on American Indian reservations in the Dakotas. Fifty-five-year-old Kevin Lewis is charged in U.S. District Court with theft from a program receiving federal funds. Authorities allege he took an unspecified...
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