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Full Senate to take up voter-approved ethics overhaul repeal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate plans to take up a Republican-backed bill that would sweep away a government ethics overhaul approved by voters in November. The chamber on Thursday is scheduled to consider the bill, which would repeal the ballot initiative that created an ethics commission, public campaign funding and limitations...
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Interstate 90 open again in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A portion of Interstate 90 is open once again in central South Dakota. I-90 between Kadoka and Chamberlain was closed due to heavy snow and gusty winds on Tuesday evening and remained closed overnight. The interstate was re-opened Wednesday morning. Officials say snow and strong winds are still making travel...
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North Dakota faces spread of influenza virus

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – With 455 cases of influenza statewide, some North Dakota hospitals are restricting visitors. Nearly 18 percent of the flu cases are in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Due to the high volume of flu cases Sanford Medical Center and CHI St. Alexius in Bismarck began restricting its visitors on Tuesday. Bismarck-Burleigh Health...
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2016 Elks Aviation Day!!

The Snow Will Not Stop The Pierre Elks Aviation Day Today 1pm-4pm at the Discovery Center

PIERRE SD -  The Fourth Annual Aviation Day will be held today as planned January 25 from 1pm to 4 pm at the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre, South Dakota. The Pierre Elks Lodge Number 1953 is hosting the Fourth Aviation Day at the  South Dakota Discovery Center at 805 West Sioux in...
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Gov. Daugaard Appoints Marli Wiese To District 8 House Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Marli Wiese of Madison to the South Dakota State House of Representatives. Wiese will be sworn in as a state representative on Tuesday, Jan. 31. “I thank Marli Wiese for agreeing, on short notice, to accept this appointment,” said Gov. Daugaard. “I know...
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Snow Alert for City of Pierre Lifted – 9 Vehicles ticketed and towed

PIERRE, S.D. – The City of Pierre has lifted the Snow Alert that was issued. Plowing of Emergency Snow Routes is complete and on-street parking on snow routes is permissible. City street crews are now focusing their operations on residential areas. Roads remain slippery.  Please drive with caution. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster reported...
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2 Arrested At Reliance SD Business on Numerous Charges

RELIANCE SD- On 1-19-16 the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office received a tip that two subjects who were wanted out of Minnehaha County SD were at a business in Reliance, SD. Sheriff’s Office official personnel had also received word that the people were possibly armed and dangerous. Officers from the Lyman County Sheriff’s Office and...
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City of Pierre Issues Snow Alert

PIERRE, S.D. –The City of Pierre has issued a Snow Alert. The Snow Alert means the City will remove snow from Emergency Snow Routes after midnight tonight.  Residents should remove vehicles from Emergency Snow Routes by midnight tonight.  Vehicles remaining on Emergency Snow Routes after midnight are subject to ticketing and towing. The Snow Alert will remain...
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South Dakota Senate panel approves science instruction bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Senate panel has approved a bill that says teachers can’t be prohibited from discussing the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information on issues such as climate change and evolution during classes. The Senate Education Committee on Tuesday voted 4-3 to send the measure to the chamber’s floor. Republican Sen....
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One Arrested for Burglary and Intentional Damage to Property Early Tuesday in Pierre

PIERRE SD -Statement released by Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster: On January 24, 2017 at 5:10am Pierre Police had a report that a male had entered two apartments in the 100 block of S. Pierre St. The male subject was encountered by one of the occupants of one of those apartments The male took off running...
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