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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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Pierre City Commission Approves Electrical Upgrade Contracts

PIERRE, S.D.- The Pierre City Commission approved five contracts for improvements to the Ash Street and Garfield electrical substations at last night’s (Tues.) meeting. Utilities director Brad Palmer says this is Phase 2 of their upgrade project. City commissioner Jamie Huizenga asked Palmer about the total cost.
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League of Women Voters in Pierre Holds Shares Voter Information

PIERRE, S.D.- The newly formed League of Women Voters in Pierre held provided voter information yesterday (Tues.) at the Post Office. League of Women Voters Pierre lead member Jennifer McIntyre says they are excited to participate in the civic process. Pierre League of Women Voters member Cindy Snow says they received many positive comments....
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SD Farm Bureau Members Meet With US Ag Sec. Perdue

HURON, S.D.- South Dakota Farm Bureau president Scott VanderWal and Hecla, SD area producer Michael Elsen were part of a small group that met privately with U.S. Agriculture Sec. Sonny Perdue this week (Tues.) in Washington, D.C. The group discussed issues relating to wetland concerns. VanderWal says the Secretary was receptive to the information...
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Avera St. Mary’s Foundation Fundraising Deadline Feb 1st 2018 for Helmsley Challenge

PIERRE SD – The Avera St. Mary’s Foundation has a February 1 deadline to raise $300-thousand dollars for the new cancer treatment facility being built in Pierre. Foundation director Kellie Yackley says each donation will be doubled thanks to a $2.5 million challenge grant from the Helmsley Charitable Trust. Yackley says the Avera Cancer...
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Four More Governor Statues Now On Display in Pierre

PIERRE SD – Four more statues of former governors were put on display in Pierre today (Tues.). The 2017 class of statues includes governors Tom Berry, Leslie Jensen, Sigurd Anderson and Joe J. Foss. Tom Berry was South Dakota’s 14th governor. His statue is located at the corner of Dakota and Pierre Street. Leslie...
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Police investigate 3 dead in Lennox home as murder-suicide

LENNOX, S.D. (AP) – Authorities suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of three family members found shot in a home in Lennox. Lincoln County Sheriff Dennis Johnson says a man, a woman and an 8-year-old boy were found in the home Tuesday morning. Johnson says the three are related. The Argus Leader reports he told...
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Pierre Man Faces Charges After Monday Incident

PIERRE, S.D.- A 30-year-old Pierre man faces multiple charges after an incident early Monday morning. Pierre Police captain Jason Jones says officers responded to the report of an assault that had just taken place in the 400 Block of South Roberts Street shortly after midnight. Officers spoke with witnesses and determined that Budd Hansen...
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Tribal court ruling stops tribe from voting on amendments

FORT YATES, N.D. (AP) – A tribal court injunction will prevent members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from voting on seven proposed constitutional amendments in an upcoming council election. The Bismarck Tribune reports that tribe members will go to the polls Wednesday to weigh in on tribal council positions. But a series of...
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Avera Helmsley Center Receives Check From Dakota Radio Group’s Wheeler Dealer and Will Host Women’s Circle Membership Drive Wed Night

PIERRE SD – Dakota Radio Group presented a check for $1-thousand to the Helmsley Center in Pierre today (Tues.). The funds came from a portion of Wheeler Dealer sales from August. (Dakota Radio Group’s General Manager Diane Deis presents Avera St Mary’s Foundation Director Kellie Yackley with a $1000 check) Thank you to all...
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