Gas Leak in Pierre at Walmart Thursday Morning

PIERRE SD – The Pierre Fire Department was called out at 6am this Thursday morning  to a gas leak at Walmart in Pierre. Electricity to the store was shut off for approximately one hour and the store was evacuated as a precaution. An employee had been operating a forklift inside the building and hit...
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Harding Sworn-In; Johnson Appointed Commissioner for City of Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. –Pierre has a new Mayor and a new City Commissioner. Tonight, Steve Harding was sworn in as Pierre’s 19th Mayor at the Pierre City Commission meeting. Harding served nine years as a City Commissioner prior to being elected Mayor early last month. In his first order of business as Mayor, Harding recommended Vona...
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Rural Air Service Recommendations Delivered to Capitol Hill

PIERRE, S.D. –Resolve the nationwide pilot shortage and bolster the Essential Air Service program. That’s the message delivered to members of Congress last week in a report developed by the U.S. DOT Working Group on Improving Air Service to Small Communities. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill and South Dakota Department of Transportation employee Jack Dokken...
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Floating Horses – The Life of Casey Tibbs” documentary will debut in Fort Pierre/Pierre area this September

FORT PIERRE SD – The highly anticipated film “Floating Horses – The Life of Casey Tibbs” documentary will debut in Casey Tibbs homeland area on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Riggs High School Theater in Pierre. There will be one showing late afternoon and another early evening. This is the beginning of the...
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Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Earns Premier QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare Citation of Merit

PIERRE, S.D. – Avera St. Mary’s Hospital was named a recipient of the Premier QUEST Award for High-value Healthcare Citation of Merit for achieving top performance in Premier’s QUEST collaborative program which aims to improve quality of care while reducing costs. Participating hospitals were evaluated on how well each leveraged quality and safety data...
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“Right Turn” Purchases Damon Law Office Building in Pierre

PIERRE SD – The Right Turn, Inc. is pleased to announce that they have purchased the Damon Law Office Building at 115 E. Sioux Avenue in Pierre. “Jamie Damon is financing the sale for us with generous terms that make it affordable,” says Rebecca Hancock, Right Turn Board President. “It would be difficult for...
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South Dakota Offers Vets Health Resources

PIERRE SD – Advocates are encouraging South Dakotans to think about veterans this Independence Day. The state has 66 county and tribal-service officers for vets spread across South Dakota that offer information, assistance, counseling and referrals on subjects such as benefits and veteran programs. One of the most common health concerns is Post-Traumatic Stress...
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Authorities: Chamberlain Man Received 20K illegal Pills Through Mail

CHAMBERLAIN SD  — A suspect in a fentanyl distribution case received drugs through the mail, authorities said, and has been charged with conspiracy in federal court. Trevor Harden, 19, has been indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance after investigators intercepted a package containing 20,000 fentanyl pills at...
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South Dakota ACLU is Suing Over the Use of Catheters

SOUTH DAKOTA – (News Affiliate KELO AM & Associated Press) -  The South Dakota ACLU is suing over the use of catheters to force urine samples in investigations.  State ACLU Legal Director Courtney Bowie explains the reasoning.     Bowie also stated two suits have been filed – one involving forcing urine samples from adult...
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USDA Expands Emergency Grazing in Drought States

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing additional assistance for livestock producers dealing with the ongoing drought across North Dakota, South Dakota and Montana. The USDA has expanded emergency grazing on land enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program, including those counties where drought conditions are moderate. The agency says the...
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