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State Emergency Management Director Appointed to FEMA Advisory Council

PIERRE, S.D. – Tina Titze, director of South Dakota’s Office of Emergency Management, has been appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC). The council is an advisory committee established by federal law to ensure that there is effective and ongoing coordination of federal emergency management activities. The NAC provides...
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Stanley County Homecoming Royalty 2017

FORT PIERRE SD – The 2017 Stanley County High School Homecoming Royalty was selected. TJ Drageset was chosen as queen and Adam Brown was selected as king. The two will preside over homecoming festivities September 11-15. The royal court includes Maria Cota, Jennifer Sweetman, Cale Meiners and Ryan Habeck along with crown bearers Hennessy...
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Garth Brooks and his $12.5 million economic impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Sioux Falls Convention and Visitors Bureau estimates the local economic impact of Garth Brooks’ performances during the next two weekends at $12.5 million. The singer has nine shows scheduled Sept. 15-17 and Sept. 22-24 at the Sanford Premier Center. Hotels, restaurants and bars will all benefit from the...
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Pierre Police Department Weekend Arrests Sept 8th-9th 2017

PIERRE SD – Statement from Pierre Police Captain Jason Jones about weekend arrests for Sept 8-9th 2017: On Friday 9-8 at 7:01 am Officers responded to the 100 Block of N Jackson for a homeowner requesting assistance of Police to remove an individual from the property. As officers arrived, the 18 year old male...
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First National Bank Sponsors the Flags Across the Bridge in Observance of 9/11 (Patriot Day)

PIERRE/FORT PIERRE – The Pierre-Fort Pierre Exchange Club will be displaying the U.S. and South Dakota flags across the Missouri River Bridge in observance of Patriot Day. Since 2006, the Exchange Club has consistently posted flags across the bridge for various holidays and other special occasions. This Monday Sept 11th, First National Bank will...
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Landowners and Hunters Asked to Report Dead Deer

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) has documented the first deer mortalities in 2017 due to hemorrhagic disease, also known as epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) or blue tongue. EHD was recently confirmed by laboratory analysis in a white-tailed deer in eastern Harding County and a white-tailed deer in western Butte...
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Kingsway Road Intersection Modification Project to Begin Today in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation has begun modification of the intersection at Highway 14 and Kingsway Road in Pierre today, Thursday, Sept. 7. Work on the project will include grading to add turn lanes, pipe work, lighting and asphalt concrete surfacing. Traffic will be moved to the outside lanes in...
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Trout to be Stocked Near Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) will be stocking rainbow trout in Oahe Marina near Fort Pierre in September. Robert Hanten of Fort Pierre, South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks fisheries biologist, said the department will stock 15-inch, one-pound rainbow trout in the marina basin immediately downstream from...
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South Dakota Department of Agriculture Picks Hay Lottery Winners

PIERRE, S.D. – This week the South Dakota Department of Agriculture (SDDA) picked two South Dakota producers to receive hay donated through the tri-state hay lottery. In order to be eligible, producers had to apply by Aug. 31, 2017, be from a D2, D3, or D4 or fire-affected county and own at least 25...
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Reminder to Remove Hay Bales from the Right of Way

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation reminds land owners hay remaining in highway ditches after Oct. 1 is deemed illegal. After Oct. 1, the department will remove or authorize the removal of any illegal hay bales remaining in the public right of way. Any person wishing to claim ownership of illegal...
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