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One in custody in shooting near Pine Ridge

PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) – One person is in custody for a shooting that left two people critically wounded near Pine Ridge. The Oglala Sioux Tribe Department of Public Safety says both victims were stabilized at Pine Ridge Indian Health Service Hospital Thursday before being flown to Rapid City Regional Hospital. KELO-TV reports a...
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US sales of outdoor equipment slump as consumer habits shift

DENVER (AP) – The outdoor gear industry has brought its biggest winter marketplace to Denver as it faces slipping sales and shifting U.S. consumer habits. About 1,000 manufacturers are showing new products to 11,000 retail buyers at the Outdoor Retailer and Snow Show, which opened Thursday and runs through Sunday. Industry retail sales totaled...
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Durable goods orders rise 2.9 percent in December

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Commerce Department says that orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.9 percent in December, the fastest pace since June and another sign of strength for American industry. Orders were lifted by a 15.9 percent surge in demand for civilian aircraft and aviation parts, which can bounce around from month to...
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US economy grew at solid 2.6 percent rate in fourth quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid rate of 2.6 percent in the final three months of last year, helped by the fastest consumer spending since the spring of 2016 and a big rebound in home construction. The Commerce Department says the fourth quarter advance in the gross domestic product, the...
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Students Learn About Flight and Much More at Aviation Day

Around 325 students learned about planes, gliders and other aspects of flight during the annual Aviation Day event at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre Wednesday. Event organizer Steve Wegman says students got to work with a variety of activities and people.  
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Pierre Schools and Delta Dental Providing Free Exams Jan. 29-Feb. 2

The Pierre School District is hosting Delta Dental’s mobile truck from January 29-February 2. Delta Dental’s mobile truck provides quality care to children from first tooth through age 21 who can’t afford or access a dentist. Service is provided at no cost to the family, and no insurance is necessary. Contact the nurse at...
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Avera St. Mary’s and Avera Gettysburg Hospitals Sponsor Build Dakota Scholarships

Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre and Avera Gettysburg Hospital are partnering with the Build Dakota Scholarship Fund to offer scholarships to students who pursue a degree in eligible healthcare, construction or building trades careers. Avera Human Resources Partner Angie Moran says Build Dakota scholarships are available through the four technical institutes in South...
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Stanley County One Act Chosen to Move on to State Competition

January 24 at the Regional Competition in Pierre, Stanley County’s One Act Play was one of two that was chosen to move on to the State Competition. The one act winning performance was “Dark Road” written by Laura Lundgren Smith. The students did an awesome job!  Stanley County also had 6 students nominated for...
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Runnings donates Carhartt coats to State FFA Officers

Brookings, SD– Serving as SD FFA State Officers means more than wearing the FFA official jacket at events. State FFA officers represent the SD FFA in everything they do and are Forever Blue.  Runnings Farm and Fleet of Brookings recognizes the important role these six college students play in representing the future of agriculture...
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Willadsen Wins Attorney General’s 7th Annual Legislative Shootout Contest

PIERRE, S.D. – “South Dakota enjoys, respects, and protects the fundamental right of the state and our law abiding citizens to bear arms. The Attorney General’s Legislative Shootout is intended to support our constitutional rights, test legislator’s marksmanship and raise money for important causes,” said Attorney General Jackley. Legislators donate to a charity and...
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