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Severe Weather Awareness Training for Hughes and Stanley County

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – (Press Release) – On Thursday, April 20th, 2017, Hughes/Stanley County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service will be holding severe weather awareness training. Training will begin at 7:00 pm and last for approximately two hours at River Cities Transit Meeting Room. Citizens throughout the area rely on...
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Pursuit Leads to Confiscation of 1.7 pounds of Heroin, Cash

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota’s Highway Patrol troopers recently seized 1.7 pounds of heroin in western South Dakota. On March 31, at 9:28 a.m., Highway Patrol Sgt. Matt Oxner stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 90, just west of Rapid City. As Sgt. Oxner was talking to the driver, the passenger,...
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Citywide Spring Cleaning Starts This Week

PIERRE, S.D. –Pierre’s citywide spring clean-up starts later this week at Hilger’s Gulch. Wednesday morning, representatives from several state government agencies and students from Georgia Morse Middle School will join forces to clear litter and debris from the gulch, as well as Fourth Street and East Airport Road. Their efforts are all part of Pierre’s...
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Powerball Lottery Ticket sold in Pierre worth $50,000

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Powerball ticket sold in Pierre is worth $50,000. South Dakota lottery officials say the ticket matched four of five white ball numbers and the Powerball to win the game’s third prize in Wednesday’s drawing. The winning numbers are 8, 14, 61, 63 and 68, with the Powerball 24 and...
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Former Railroad Employee Sentenced for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

BISMARCK ND – US Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on April 10, 2017, James Dwight Andrew Monego, 46, Illinois, was sentenced before Chief US District Judge Daniel L. Hovland to serve 10 years and one month after pleading guilty to one count of Possessing Images Depicting the Sexual Exploitation of Minors and Distribution....
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Democrats’ Executive Director Leaves for Statewide Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The state Democratic Party’s executive director has left to work on a statewide campaign.  Top races for 2018 include contests for governor and U.S. House, both of which are currently controlled by Republicans. Suzanne Jones Pranger wrote in her resignation letter that she was departing to pursue “professional opportunities...
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City Violating Federal Law by Encroaching Water Customers

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) – A judge has ruled a city in eastern South Dakota is violating federal law by encroaching on the Sioux Rural Water System’s territory. The decision could expose the Codington County community of Watertown and its municipal water utility to monetary damages, among other things. The Sioux Rural Water System’s lawsuit...
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$1.33 Billion Spent on Outdoor Recreation in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – Outdoor and wildlife-associated recreation contributes $1.3 billion annually to the South Dakota economy according to a recent report from the Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). “Large numbers of hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts spend many days enjoying the great outdoors of South Dakota,” stated Kelly Hepler, GFP department secretary....
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Pierre Intersection Closure: Jefferson and Franklin

PIERRE, S.D. –The Jefferson Avenue, Franklin Street intersection will close today at approximately noon to allow City contractors to make storm sewer repairs.  The intersection will remain closed throughout the work day and then reopen after 5 p.m. Shortly after 8 a.m. tomorrow, the intersection will close again and remain closed throughout the work...
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SD Stock Growers Association Meeting in Eagle Butte April 27th

EAGLE BUTTE SD – The South Dakota Stock Growers Association (SDSGA) encourages everyone involved in the livestock industry to make plans to attend an Area Meeting at Fox Ridge Ag Supply on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 6pm for a free supper and discussion about current livestock industry issues. The meeting and meal are...
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