South Dakota’s transgender locker room bill withdrawn

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would have restricted the locker rooms that transgender students in South Dakota could use has been withdrawn. Senate Education Committee Chairman Jim Bolin said Tuesday at the bill’s first hearing that its author wanted it withdrawn. The sponsor, Sen. Lance Russell, didn’t immediately respond to a telephone...
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Critical Incident Stress Management Training Available in Pierre Feb. 1-3

PIERRE, S.D. – The Central South Dakota Critical Incident Stress Management Team will be hosting a Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training opportunity for individuals interested in helping support emergency personnel in Central South Dakota. Critical Incident Stress Management is a comprehensive and systematic approach to assisting groups and individuals deal with critical incidents...
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Donut Shop Closed for Today Jan 31st 2017

PIERRE SD – The Donut Shop in Pierre is closed today. They apologize for the inconvenience
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Cowboys Capture Escaped Bull on the Run in South Dakota City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – It took a couple of cowboys from a rodeo competition, each armed with a lasso, to catch an escaped bull that was running wild in a South Dakota city. Authorities say the bull got loose Sunday when the owner was loading him into a trailer at the Central States...
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Noem Backs Pause on Refugees From ‘Terrorist-Held’ Areas

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem says she supports a temporary pause on refugees from “terrorist-held” areas in response to President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration. Noem says that she shares Trump’s concerns about America’s ability to screen refugees. The Republican congresswoman says her first priority is the safety of the...
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Pierre Resident Arrested for Intentional Damage and Obstructing on Jan 28th

PIERRE SD – A statement released by Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster – On January 28  at 3:31 AM officers were dispatched to the area of Sioux and James in Pierre on a report that there was a disturbance on a transit bus.  The transit bus pulled into a parking lot in the area.  When...
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“South Dakota Forward” Candlelight Vigil Held in Pierre in Support Of Immigrants

PIERRE SD  – Members of the organization “South Dakota Forward” held a candlelight vigil Sunday evening at 7pm at the intersection of Sioux Ave and Euclid next to the Pierre Post Office. The vigil was pertaining to the executive order that President Donald Trump recently signed regarding an immigration order and ban.  Organizer Roxanne Weber...
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Museum Activity Day, SDSU ice cream at Cultural Heritage Center on Feb. 5

PIERRE, S.D. – Create your own snowflakes at Museum Activity Day at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre from 1-4 p.m. CST on Sunday, Feb. 5. Make 3-D paper snowflakes and craft snowflakes from Q-tips, construction paper and other materials. All supplies are provided. Round out the day with a frosty treat of South...
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City of Fort Pierre Reminds Residents about City Ordinances Pertaining to Snow

FORT PIERRE SD – Richard Hahn Director of Publics Works for the city of Fort Pierre says the city has noticed numerous residences placing snow on the street while clearing their driveways and sidewalks. Hahn states that according to City Ordinance it is illegal to place snow in the city streets and public sidewalks...
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70th Annual King Of Hearts Feb 19th, 2017

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE SD – (News Release) – The 70th Annual King of Hearts sponsored by the Job’s Daughters of Pierre will be February 19, 2017 at T.F. Riggs High School.  Doors open at 7:30 pm and the music starts at 8:00 pm.  The list of candidates from Pierre are Connor Gerber, Trey Dravland, Brody...
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