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SD Discovery Center Open Extended Hours This Week; Holding New Year’s Noon Celebration

If you’re looking for something for kids to do over the Christmas break from school, the South Dakota Discovery Center may be the place to take them. Executive director Kristie Maher says the Discovery Center is open from 10am-5pm every day through Saturday this week. And, she says, they have a New Year’s event...
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Stanley County Students Donate to Domestic Violence Center

The Stanley County School Student Council encouraged students to contribute items for the Missouri Shores Domestic Violence Center during the month of November. Pictured are: Ryan Habeck, Conner Kroll,  (Sarah Reinhart & Bobbi Poindexter with Missouri Shores), Cale Meiners, Maria Cota, TJ Drageset & Lathan Prince.
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Ft. Pierre and Pierre Officials Warn of Utility Scam

Fort Pierre and Pierre city officials are warning residents of a utility scam threatening to disconnect electricity. Fort Pierre Mayor Gloria Hanson says a business manager received a phone call saying their electricity was about to be shut off by the city because the business hadn’t paid its utility bill.   Hanson says Ft....
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South Dakota sees decline in juvenile detention

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A panel that oversees reforms in South Dakota’s juvenile justice system says the state is making progress in keeping minors out of detention centers. The Daily Republic reports that the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Improvement Act Oversight Council released its annual report on Monday. Corrections Department official Kristi Bunkers...
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GFP Commission Requests Input on Preference Point System

PIERRE, S.D. – Following a presentation by South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP), the GFP Commission is requesting public input on a proposal to cube preference points for all limited draw seasons. This would be for all seasons in which preference points can be purchased and accrued. This proposed adjustment is intended to...
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US home prices surged 6.2 percent from a year ago

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. home prices climbed a robust 6.2 percent from a year ago, amid strong demand from would-be buyers and a shrinking supply of properties for sale. Standard & Poor’s is reporting that its SP CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index stood a solid 6 percent in October above its previous 2006...
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Deadwood casino revenue down slightly in 2017

DEADWOOD, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Commission on Gaming says revenue for Deadwood casinos is down 2 percent so far this year compared to the first 11 months of 2016. The commission released figures Friday showing revenues through November 2017 are at just over $1 billion. Despite the overall decrease, the Rapid City...
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Rapid City mayor wants public presentations on arena plans

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Rapid City’s mayor says he will schedule presentations for the public on whether to remodel Barnett Arena or build a new facility that would cost about $182 million. City councilmembers are meeting in February to discuss both options and Mayor Steve Allender told the Rapid City Journal he wants...
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LaNina Usually Means Colder Winter for SD

BROOKINGS, SD- The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has officially declared a La Niña Advisory. SDSU Extension State Climatologist Laura Edwards says LaNina typically means a colder than average winter in South Dakota.   But, Edwards says, more snow doesn’t necessarily mean drought relief.   Edwards says most of South Dakota has...
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Tilt! Old-school pinball is no longer old-school

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (AP) – The old-school arcade game of pinball is resurging in popularity. The International Flipper Pinball Association says interest has skyrocketed over the last decade or so, with the number of pinball players and competitions growing worldwide. The IFPA says there have been nearly 4,500 pinball competitions worldwide in 2017,...
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