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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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Senator Rounds to Host Tele-Townhall on Wednesday

WASHINGTON, D.C. – South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds will hold a live, toll-free tele-townhall Wednesday, Sept. 27. The call begins at 7:50 p.m. CT/6:50 p.m. MT to discuss issues important to state residents. Sen. Rounds will be taking questions from participants. You can participate in the tele-townhall by calling 877-229-8493 and use pin #...
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Bridge Deck Replacement on Highway 34 over Chapelle Creek

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has closed the bridge over Chapelle Creek, approximately 20 miles east of Pierre on Highway 34, while the contractor replaces the bridge deck and guard rail. Traffic is being redirected to the gravel diversion that was built earlier adjacent to the bridge. Motorists need to...
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Fatal Crash Near Ipswich

One person died and another person was injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred late Sunday morning west of Ipswich. A Ford pickup was eastbound on U.S. Highway 12 when it crossed the center line into the westbound lane and collided with a Ford Fusion car, which eventually erupted into flames. The 24-year-old driver...
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SD Gets Federal Funds for Outdoor Recreation and Conservation

The US Department of the Interior is sending over $864-thousand to South Dakota to support outdoor recreation and conservation projects. The funds come from the Land and Water Conservation Fund and enable state and local governments to improve existing parks and other recreation areas in their communities through rehabilitation and upgrade projects. These dollars...
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BHFCU Branches Raise Funds for American Cancer Society

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Black Hills Federal Credit Union recently presented the American Cancer Society in South Dakota with a $20,000 donation to help provide treatment, recovery and support programs and services for local cancer patients. Credit union branches in the Black Hills and Rapid City, Pierre and Sioux Falls areas matched one percent of...
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Trailer Home Total Loss After Sunday Fire

PIERRE, S.D.- The Pierre Rural fire department was called to a fire in the Dell Acres area northeast of Pierre around noon yesterday (Sun.). Pierre Rural fire chief Jason Roggow says a trailer home was fully engulfed when they arrived. Roggow says the cause of the fire is believed to be electrical in nature.
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SD Chapter of American College of Physicians Honors Pierre Doctor

PIERRE, S.D. (Sept. 22, 2017) – Avera Medial Group Pierre physician Robert L. Allison, MD, FACP, was the recipient of the 2017 South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Physicians Laureate Award. The honor recognizes fellows or masters of the American College of Physicians (ACP) who demonstrate by example and conduct an abiding...
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South Dakota forest officials rush to finish timber analysis

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The U.S. Forest Service is hurrying to finish an analysis of available timber in South Dakota’s Black Hills National Forest following the pine beetle epidemic. The Rapid City Journal reports the work usually takes a decade, but forest officials are trying to finish in two years. Forest officials announced...
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Wellmark Foundation Awards Pierre Grant for Trail Renovation

The Wellmark Foundation has awarded the City of Pierre a grant of just over $68-thousand for the Marina Trail Connector. Pierre city parks and recreation director Tom Farnsworth says the grant will build and define an ADA-compliant multi-modal trail that connects the city’s current trail system to the state of South Dakota’s Lewis and...
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