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Thune: Special prosecutor on Russia ‘not going to happen’

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Members of South Dakota’s all-Republican congressional delegation aren’t joining calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s interference in the presidential election after the firing of FBI Director James Comey. U.S. Sen. John Thune said on Fox News that it’s “not going to happen.” But Thune says the timing...
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Minnesota Measles Outbreak Continues, Keep Immunizations Current

PIERRE, S.D. – As a Minnesota measles outbreak nears 50 cases, a South Dakota health official urges state residents to make sure their immunizations are up to date. South Dakota reported its last measles cases in late 2014 when an outbreak centered in Mitchell sickened 10 state residents and four out-of-state residents. Prior to...
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2016 Drinking Water Report Released: Pierre Drinking Water is Safe

PIERRE, S.D. –The results of the 2016 Drinking Water Report are in, and Pierre’s drinking water is safe. According to City Water Superintendent Dane Brewer, this is nothing new. “Every year, the City of Pierre tests its drinking water to make sure it meets all federal and state safety guidelines,” said Brewer. “We have a...
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Sentence Given for Pierre Man on Felony Forgery and Felony Grand Theft From Former Employer

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – Pierre man Conner Hutchinson was sentenced on May 2nd 2017 for charges of writing and cashing unauthorized checks in Hughes and Stanley Counties on former employer J & J Construction of Pierre and Onida last year. Hutchinson wrote the checks for large amounts passing them off as a paycheck from...
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Easton Corbin Added to SD State Fair Line-Up

HURON, S.D.– The South Dakota State Fair and Legend Seeds welcome Easton Corbin to the SD State Fair Grandstand on Friday, Sept.1. Corbin will be the opening act for Big & Rich with Cowboy Troy. Corbin has been producing country hits like “Baby Be My Love Song,” “ Lovin’ You Is Fun,” “A Little...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

PIERRE S.D. – This month, the Department of Social Services (DSS) and Capital Area Counseling of Pierre are taking an opportunity to raise awareness about mental health, including being aware of risk factors that can lead to suicide and how to get help. Dealing with a mental health concern can be overwhelming, says Department...
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Man Arrested for Vehicle Theft in Pierre on Monday Morning

PIERRE SD – Statement from Captain Derald Gross of the Pierre Police Department: On 5/8/17 at approximately 11:55am Pierre Police were dispatched to a possible motor vehicle theft in the 200 block of west Sioux Avenue.  Investigation revealed that the owner of the vehicle observed 40 year old Dustin Ludemann of Redfield in the vehicle and...
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Tablets Being Distributed to Men’s Prisons in South Dakota, Female Inmates in Pierre Already Have Them

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Every state prison inmate in South Dakota will soon have their own tablet computer. Taxpayers won’t be footing the bill for the touchscreen tablets. They are being given to the Department of Corrections by telephone provider Global Tel Link. The devices are connected to a closed network, so inmates won’t...
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Three Inducted into the South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame

SOUTH DAKOTA – Three new members were welcomed into the South Dakota 4-H Shooting Sports Hall of Fame April 29, 2017. “The 2017 inductees represent 95 years of service to SDSU Extension 4-H Youth Development specifically in the Shooting Sports project area,” said John Keimig, SDSU Extension 4-H Associate. Those welcomed into the Hall...
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Lyman County : Newborn Died of Blunt Force Trauma to the Head

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – An autopsy in Lyman County shows a newborn suffered four skull fractures and died of blunt force trauma to the head. Her father is in custody. Lyman County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a home in Vivian last Thursday after the father called 911 and said his 7-week-old daughter...
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