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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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Report: Historic Gains in Children’s Health Coverage in Jeopardy

PIERRE, S.D. (Greater Dakota News Service) – South Dakota and the rest of the country saw the number of uninsured children drop to historic lows in 2016, according to a new report. The Georgetown University Center for Children and Families found fewer than 5 percent of children nationwide are uninsured. In South Dakota, the...
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Huron, Parkston Soldiers to Return Home from Deployment

HURON, S.D. – A welcome home ceremony for about 165 Soldiers of the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 153rd Engineer Battalion and its Forward Support Company is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11:30 a.m. (CDT) at the Huron Arena. The public is encouraged to attend the event as the Huron and Parkston-based units...
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Pierre League of Women Voters Group Holding Voter Registration Day Event

PIERRE, S.D.- Today (Tues.) is National Voter Registration Day, which is held every fourth Tuesday in September. The newly formed League of Women Voters in Pierre will be located at the Post Office from 8:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m. providing voter information. League of Women Voters Pierre lead member Jennifer McIntyre says they are “excited to...
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No Gas Found in Homes After Outdoor Gas Leak in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D.- The Pierre Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call about a gas leak late yesterday (Mon.) afternoon. Chief Ian (eye-an) Paul said there was a minor break in a gas line on Grandview Drive. Montanta-Dakota Utilities responded quickly and shut off the leak. Paul says two homes were cleared. No gas was...
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No Damage in Ft. Pierre Fire Call

FORT PIERRE, S.D.- The Fort Pierre Volunteer Fire Department was called out early yesterday (Mon.) afternoon because of smoke in a home. Chief Justin Jones says there was no fire, but a belt on a clothes dryer was creating the smoke. There was no major damage to the home and no one was injured.
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