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Sioux Falls Student Wins $10,000 In Highway Safety’s “Lesson Learned SD” Program

PIERRE, S.D. – A Sioux Falls Roosevelt High School student is $10,000 richer for being chosen the winner of a program that encourages driving safety among young people. Alexa Nelson,16, Friday was announced as the winner of this year’s “Lesson Learned SD” program during a ceremony at the Sioux Empire Mall in Sioux Falls....
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Tomi Lahren to Keynote R-CALF USA Convention

BILLINGS MT – Tomi Lahren, a conservative political commentator and rising star of social media will be the keynote speaker at R-CALF USA’s 18th Annual Convention to be held August 25 and 26, 2017, at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, South Dakota. Last year, BBC News stated Lahren was “bigger than...
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Mosquito Control Operations

PIERRE SD – The City of Pierre Parks Department began its mosquito control operations for the 2017 summer season with fogging operations in residential areas.  Larviciding efforts, killing mosquitos before they hatch, began in April, and fogging for adult mosquitos will be ongoing based on citizen complaints and mosquito trap counts. The city uses a...
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Capitol Avenue Closure Expanded

PIERRE SD – Beginning Monday, July 17, Capitol Avenue between Nicollet Avenue and Wells Avenue will be closed to allow the City to finish reconstruction of Capitol Avenue. This expansion of the Capitol Avenue closure will eliminate access to Capitol Avenue from Ree Street and also close the east exit for the Capitol building...
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Doneen Hollingsworth Board Chair for Capital Area Counseling Service of Pierre

PIERRE SD – The Capital Area Counseling Service (CACS) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Doneen Hollingsworth of Pierre was elected Board Chair at the Board’s Annual Meeting held on June 22, 2017.Her term will run through June 2019. Mark Swendsen, CACS Board Past Chair states, “Doneen has been a good addition to...
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Mark Zuckerberg visits South Dakota ranch, underground lab

PIEDMONT, S.D. (AP) – Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has visited a 2,500-acre cattle ranch and an underground research facility in western South Dakota. Zuckerberg did a Facebook live broadcast Wednesday from deep underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. In the livestream, Zuckerberg said he hopes people watching think about going into scientific research....
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2017 Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean up Recap

PIERRE SD – This year’s Missouri River/Lake Sharpe Clean Up Event collected 2540 pounds or 1.27 tons of trash and debris last night July 12th. The clean up is a coordinated effort with the Central South Dakota Chapter of Walleyes Unlimited, the Pierre Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, South Dakota Game, Fish and...
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Ex-lawmaker Convicted of Sexual Assault Loses New Trial Bid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A former South Dakota legislator convicted of sexual assault has lost another bid for a new trial. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed a district court ruling from last year that it lacked jurisdiction in Ted Klaudt’s motion for a new trial. The 59-year-old Klaudt served eight...
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Pierre Female Inmate Back in Custody

PIERRE / FORT PIERRE SD -A minimum-security inmate Stacie Cottier, age 33 from Pierre was placed on escape status Wednesday evening after she left her community service jobsite without authorization in Pierre Wednesday night. She was recaptured later by the Stanley County Sheriff’s Department south of Fort Pierre at approximately 12:25 a.m. on July 13....
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Avera St. Mary’s Hospital of Pierre Awarded Hospital Accreditation From The Joint Commission

PIERRE  S.D. – Avera St. Mary’s announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. Avera St. Mary’s Hospital...
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