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Sand Sealing Will Close Some Pierre Streets Today and Tomorrow

PIERRE, SD- Morris Inc. will be sand sealing some city streets in Pierre today (Thurs.) and tomorrow (Fri.). Pierre streets affected are: Buchanan – Capitol to Franklin Erskine – Pierce to Lincoln Taylor – Buffalo to Capitol Van Buren – Wells to Erskine Jefferson – Wells to Capitol Capitol – Court to Madison 4th...
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Street Sealing Will Close Some Streets in Pierre

PIERRE, SD- Morris Inc. will be sand sealing some city streets in Pierre tomorrow (Thurs.) and Friday (Oct. 20). Pierre streets affected are: Buchanan – Capitol to Franklin Erskine – Pierce to Lincoln Taylor – Buffalo to Capitol Van Buren – Wells to Erskine Jefferson – Wells to Capitol Capitol – Court to Madison...
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Nick Wendell Hired As Board Of Technical Education Executive Director

PIERRE, SD– Nick Wendell has been hired as executive director of the South Dakota Board of Technical Education, the board announced today. The hire was approved unanimously by the Board of Technical Education at a special meeting held Wednesday. “Nick has a clear vision for making connections among students, business and industry, and the...
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Transgender state employee sues over health plan provision

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A transgender state employee is challenging a provision in the South Dakota employee health plan that excludes coverage of drugs or services for gender transformations. The Argus Leader reports that Terri Bruce, a transgender man, argues the health plan violates the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the U.S. Constitution’s...
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STAR Academy auction to be held despite lawmaker concerns

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) – The auction of a former state-run juvenile corrections facility near Custer is going on as scheduled, despite protests from some lawmakers. The State Treatment and Rehabilitation Academy closed in April 2016 because of a significant drop in the number of juveniles being sent there by the courts. A group of...
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Bipartisan group submits petition signatures to get Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment on 2018 Ballot

PIERRE, SD- A group hoping to put the Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment on the ballot for South Dakota voters in 2018 has turned in more than 50-thousand signatures to the Secretary of State’s Office. According to a press release from Represent South Dakota, the South Dakota Voter Protection and Anti-Corruption Amendment aims to:...
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Small Business Owners Invited to Attend Cyber Security Seminar

PIERRE, SD- The Better Business Bureau in South Dakota is offering small business owners a chance to learn more about online security next week. State director Jessie Schmidt says the free Cyber Security Seminar will be Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 7:30-10am.   Schmidt says the seminar will wrap up with information from the head...
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High Grassland Fire Danger Today

The National Weather Service says the Grassland Fire Danger is high again today (Thurs.) for several central and western counties in South Dakota. Some of the counties included in today’s high grassland fire danger rating are: Hughes, Sully, Hyde, Hand, Buffalo, Stanley, Jones, Dewey, Ziebach, Corson, Jackson and Haakon counties. Emergency responders ask that...
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Semi Hits Pierre Street Bridge

A driver from North Dakota wasn’t injured, but traffic on Pierre Street by Walgreens and the Post Office in Pierre is reduced to one lane because a semi cargo trailer is stuck under the railroad viaduct bridge. Pierre Police captain Jason Jones says 41-year-old Gabriel Helfrich of Mandan, ND, was southbound in a 2010...
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State Prison Inmate Daniel Eisenbraun Placed on Escape Status

RAPID CITY, SD- A state prison inmate has been placed on escape status after failing to return to a minimum-security unit following a search for employment. Inmate Daniel Eisenbraun, age 20, was supposed to return to the Rapid City Community Work Center following a work release job search yesterday (Tues.). Eisenbraun is a white...
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