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Hughes County Commission Race Draws Seven Candidates

When they go to the polls June 5, Hughes County voters will choose from among seven candidates for three seats on the county commission. County finance officer Jane Naylor says Bill Abernathy, Randy Vance, Connie Hohn, Jerry Ogan, Dave Word, Dave Braun and Kerry Smith have all filed petitions. Naylor was not challenged in...
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Knox, Huizenga and Mehlhaff to Compete for Pierre City Commission Seats

On the June 5 election ballot, voters in Pierre will select from among three candidates for two open seats on the city commission. Pierre city finance officer Twila Hight updated the commission at last night’s (Tues.) meeting saying there are three vacancies.   Hight says the order the name will appear on the ballot...
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Great Lakes Airlines Announcement Causes Confusion for Pierre Regional Airport Customers

An announcement by Great Lakes Airlines this week is creating some confusion for customers of the Pierre Regional Airport. Airport manager Mike Isaacs says Monday night, Great Lakes released information saying they’ve ceased all operations pertaining to their turbo prop operations, but reservations and ground handling for Aerodynamics, Inc. would continue.   Isaacs says...
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Read with a Cop Today at the Rawlins Municipal Library

Kids are invited to the Rawlins Municipal Library in Pierre this afternoon to participate in the Read with a Cop program. Pierre Police Sgt. Samson Boutchee says members of local law enforcement will be at the library from 3:30-5:30pm.   The program provides children of all ages with an opportunity to read to a...
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Plan Readies Pierre to Develop to the Northeast

The Pierre City Commission has approved the city’s Northeast Pierre Transportation and Access Management plan. Rick Lauglin with HDR Engineering recapped the boundaries of the study for the commission at last night’s (Tues.) meeting.   Lauglin says to provide the best plan possible, they had to get a handle on how much traffic the...
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Spring Survey Shows Higher Prices for Some Foods

The annual Spring Picnic Marketbasket Survey by the American Farm Bureau Federation shows higher retail prices for several foods. The informal survey showed the total cost of 16 food items that can be used to prepare one or more meals was $51.05, up $1.02 or two percent compared to a year ago. AFBF attributed...
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EPA Administrator Thinks Dicamba Will Remain in Farmers’ Toolbox

The head of the US Environmental Protection Agency says he is hopeful new oversight put in place regarding dicamba herbicides will keep dicamba in the farmer’s tool box. Last October, as several states were investigating spray drift complaints, the EPA decided to classify dicamba as a “restricted use” pesticide, among other new oversight requirements...
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3 Facebook Messenger app users file lawsuit over privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Three Facebook Messenger app users have filed a lawsuit claiming the social network violated their privacy by collecting logs of their phone calls and text messages. The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court in northern California, comes as Facebook faces scrutiny over privacy concerns. Facebook acknowledged on Sunday that it...
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Carnival Cruise trades cruise for teen’s Snapchat handle

PROSPET, Va. (AP) – Carnival Cruise rolled into a small Virginia town this week on the hunt for a local teen and his coveted Snapchat handle (at)CarnivalCruise. The company surprised 15-year-old Darian Lipscomb at his Prospect, Virginia, home Tuesday night after peppering the town with signs asking “Hey Prospect, does anyone know Darian?” The...
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US economic growth in Q4 revised up to 2.9 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy grew at a solid 2.9 percent annual rate in the final three months of last year, a sharp upward revision that caps three straight quarters of healthy growth. The Trump administration is hoping the economy will accelerate further this year, aided by sizable tax cuts and increased government...
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