Severe Weather Awareness Week April 24-28

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakotans are being urged to start preparing now for the inevitable severe weather that will occur this spring and summer in South Dakota. Next week, April 24-28,  has been designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota. Officials say this is a good time to start thinking about what...
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SD Supreme Court Upholds Sentence in Killing of Cab Driver

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld concurrent 200-year sentences against a Pierre man who was 14 when he killed a cab driver more than two decades ago. A jury convicted Paul Dean Jensen Jr. of murder, kidnapping and other offenses in 1996 for the slaying that year of Michael...
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Pierre Man Claims $50,000 Powerball Prize

PIERRE SD – (SD Lottery) – Chris Classen of Pierre on April 19, 2017 claimed his $50,000 Powerball prize from the April 12, 2017 drawing at the Pierre Lottery office. Classen matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to pick up the game’s third prize; the odds of winning $50,000 in...
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Pierre Hospital to Temporarily Close Sioux Avenue Entrance for Construction April 25th

PIERRE, S.D.  – The entrance to the hospital parking lot off Sioux Avenue will be closed temporarily due to construction starting Tuesday evening, April 25. Construction is scheduled to last one week. The High Street closure will allow crews to update and lay new water pipes that will service the future Helmsley Center. Patients...
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City of Fort Pierre to Conduct Flood Plain Study

FORT PIERRE SD – The City of Fort Pierre has contracted with Brosz Engineering to conduct a new Flood Plain Study as a result of FEMA requirements. For this survey Brosz Engineering will be surveying property in Fort Pierre starting at Islay Ave going north to Rousseau Ave and will need to access private...
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Governor Proclaims Thursday Safe Driving Day in SD

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Thursday, April 20, as Safe Driving Day in South Dakota, marking the first time such a proclamation has been declared in the state. Office of Highway Safety Director Lee Axdahl says the proclamation is another way to keep safe driving in mind and encourage drivers to...
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Liquor Commission Denies Licenses to Whiteclay Beer Stores

Whiteclay NE -  Beer should no longer flow in Whiteclay, Nebraska state regulators have decided. The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission decided Wednesday to deny licenses to the four beer stores in the alcohol-soaked outpost in northwest Nebraska. The small town is only a few miles from from the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Commissioners voted...
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Forced Catheterization of Child Leaves Pain, Legal Questions

PIERRE SD – The forced catheterization of a three-year-old boy in Pierre has left the child in pain, and his family with many unanswered legal questions. Weeks after sending a letter to the Department of Social Services, the A-C-L-U of South Dakota still has not received justification for the agency’s use of the invasive...
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Crashed Vehicle Makes Stop at Riggs High School

PIERRE SD – Just in time for this weekend’s Pierre Riggs High School prom – a reminder about being safe drivers is now sitting outside the school. South Dakota’s Office of Highway Safety has placed a vehicle that was involved in a crash at Riggs as a way to encourage students to be safe...
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Planting of Spring Wheat, Oats Halfway Done in South Dakota

UNDATED, S.D. (AP) – Spring planting has progressed in South Dakota over the past week, despite snow, sleet and freezing rain in some areas. The weekly crop report from the federal Agriculture Department says planting of spring wheat and oats in the state is about halfway done. Barley seeding is nearly one-fifth complete. Topsoil...
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