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Driver Received Minor Injuries When Wind Tipped Semi

The 26-year-old female driver received minor injuries when the wind tipped the semi she was driving over last night (Thurs.) five miles west of Blunt. According to the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the 2015 Freightliner tractor was parked at the junction of US Highway 83 and US Highway 14 when it tipped and knocked...
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Storm Damage in Central SD Includes Flipped Car and Roof Damage

Central South Dakota Dispatch in Pierre was kept busy fielding calls about storm damage from throughout its coverage area. The Pierre Police Department says reports received included: various reports of debris in the road, a report of a tree falling over and striking a street light on Poplar Avenue south of Sioux Avenue, and...
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Welcome Home Ceremony for Pierre, Mobridge and Chamberlain Based Soldiers Tomorrow in Pierre

A welcome home ceremony for 15 Soldiers with the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company is scheduled for tomorrow (Sat.) at 5pm at the T.F. Riggs High School Theater in Pierre. 200th Engineer Company staff sgt. and training officer Nathan Ford says the troops with the Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge-based unit are...
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Walworth County Cleanup Days and Neighbors in Need Program

Walworth County Cleanup Days are starting May 21st-26th, and there is a special program called Neighbors in need for those that need assistance with getting their items thrown. Here is Mobridge’s Zoning officer Cindy Rische talking about the program and cleanup days. There are a couple of item that will not be accepted. Here...
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GFP and SDSU Tagging Walleyes on Lake Sharpe

If all goes according to plan, 4,000 walleyes will be sporting a shiny piece of jewelry in Lake Sharpe this summer. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks fisheries crews in conjunction with South Dakota State University are currently tagging walleyes near Pierre and in the West Bend area.  The study hopes to help biologists...
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Reminder Firewood from the Sioux Falls Area is Under Quarantine

As campers and other outdoor enthusiasts head to South Dakota State Parks for the traditional Open House weekend this Friday through Sunday, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) wants to remind individuals and families that firewood from the Sioux Falls area is under quarantine due to the discovery of an infestation of...
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Pierre Solar Powering Over 200 Homes

South Dakota’s largest solar project is producing enough electricity to power over 200 homes. Pierre utilities manager Brad Palmer says Pierre Solar has been online since October 2016.   Palmer says Pierre Solar produces less electricity in the winter than in the summer because of cloud cover and shorter days.
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Trappers to Hold “Fireworks Fridays”; Looking for Host Families

Friday night home games for the Pierre Trappers inaugural season will end with a bang—actually, a lot of bangs. The Pierre City Commission has approved allowing the Trappers to put on a fireworks display after their game is over. Assistant general manager Jamaal Cummings says they’re calling the promotion “Fireworks Fridays.”   The fireworks...
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South Dakota State Fleet Used 2 Million Gallons of Ethanol

The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration. From mid-May 2017 through mid-May 2018, its fleet of almost 4 thousand vehicles used 1.91 million gallons of E-10, E-30 and E-85 fuels. Bureau of Administration Commissioner Scott...
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Pierre is Ready When Emerald Ash Borer Gets Here

Emerald ash borer hasn’t been found in Pierre, but when it gets here, the city is ready for it. City parks director Tom Farnsworth told the City Commission at this week’s (Tues.) meeting says it’s not if the pest gets to Pierre, it’s a matter of when.   Farnsworth says there are a lot...
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