Law Enforcement Introduces Anonymous Texting Program to Combat Illegal Drug Use

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley, Sanford Health, South Dakota Sheriff’s Association, South Dakota Police Chiefs’ Association and the South Dakota Department of Public Safety announce the rollout of Project Stand Up- a statewide anonymous texting program that allows citizens to standup to drug crimes in their communities. “As our nation faces a...
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Virtual Weigh-in-Motion Detection Project at Blunt Junction

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says work will begin on Monday, May 22, to install a new weigh-in-motion detection system at the junction of highways 83 and 14, also known as the “Blunt Junction” northeast of Pierre. Concrete panels will be removed and replaced on the west leg of the...
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Stanley County School Student Council Held Drive for Paws Animal Rescue

FORT PIERRE SD – The Stanley County School Student Council sponsored a collection drive for Paws Animal Rescue.  Grades 4 and 5 challenged each other to bring in the most donations.  Ms. Beeghly’s class won by the barest of margins.  The total weight of the supplies gathered was about 250 pounds.  Students were treated...
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Fort Thompson Woman Sentenced for Assaulting Federal Officer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A Fort Thompson woman has been sentenced to four months in custody for assaulting a federal officer. Authorities say 31-year-old Megan Azure struck a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer in the face with her head while in the Lower Brule jail on tribal charges in March 2015. U.S. Attorney Randolph...
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Kiwanis-Delta Dental Tournament To Benefit Area Youth June 8th: Teams Needed

PIERRE SD – An upcoming tournament will benefit area youth activities and provide golfers with an opportunity to win a 2017 Harley Davidson.   The 4th Annual Kiwanis-Delta Dental Children Matter Golf Tournament will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at Hillsview Golf Course in Pierre. Organizers say registration for the four-person scramble...
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Mowing Regulations For The State Right of Way

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation would like to remind landowners of mowing regulations for the state right of way. Administrative Rule 70:04:06:06 states: No mowing of the right of way may begin in the west river counties of Gregory, Lyman or Tripp before June 15 and east of the Missouri...
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SD Legislative Session ‘Opened Door’ for Early-Childhood Education

PIERRE SD – Although two pieces of legislation on early childhood education were deferred to the 41st legislative day, South Dakota advocates for young children say they’re optimistic because the topic is now on the table. Senate Bills 155 and 156 would have established an early-childhood education pilot program and an Early Learning Advisory...
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South Dakotans Gear Up for May 19th Friday’s Bike-to-Work Day

PIERRE SD – South Dakotans are putting on the finishing touches to their bicycles in preparation for Bike-to-Work Day on Friday. Every year in May, communities across the country celebrate biking to the workplace to promote safety for cyclists According to the League of American Bicyclists, 40-percent of all trips in the U-S are...
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During Stroke Month, Acting FAST is Key

SOUTH DAKOTA – May is National Stroke Awareness Month and health groups and medical professionals are encouraging people to assess their own risk factors for stroke. Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability in South Dakota but is largely preventable if South Dakotans stay on top of indicators such as high blood...
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Murdo Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

SIOUX FALLS SD – United States Attorney Randolph J. Seiler announced that a Murdo, South Dakota, man convicted of Possession of Child Pornography was sentenced on May 8, 2017, by Chief Judge Jeffrey L. Viken, U.S. District Court. Tyree Yellow Elk, age 22, was sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment, followed by 5 years...
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