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Capital Area United Way Reaches Fundraising Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – The Capital Area United Way has reached its 2016-2017 fundraising goal of $590,000. Funds raised during the “Be Someone’s Hero. It’s Time.” campaign will help support over 50 programs in 20 nonprofit partner agencies in Hughes and Stanley counties, including programs like Girls on the Run and the Imagination Library. The...
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Lawmakers Roll Back Bill to Control Refugee Resettlements

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have neutered a measure that would have required the Legislature’s approval for refugee resettlements in South Dakota. A Senate committee Wednesday approved changes that simply would require private refugee resettlement agencies to provide an annual report to the governor and Legislature. The State Affairs Committee voted unanimously...
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Pierre Senior Headed to Concordia College Honor Band

PIERRE SD – Congratulations to Jaid Freestone Senior at TF Riggs in Pierre for her acceptance in to the 2017 Concordia College Honor Band! 110 students from seven states applied and auditioned for this group. Applicants had to submit a recording of two etudes or solo sections of contrasting styles. During the three-day festival...
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Justice Wilbur Announces Retirement

PIERRE SD – South Dakota Supreme Court Justice Lori S. Wilbur announced today Feb 15th  that she will retire from the Court in June of this year. She has served on the Supreme Court since August of 2011, when she was appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard. She was also retained by the voters in the...
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Mobridge Police Asking for Public’s Assistance in Recovering Stolen Vehicle

MOBRIDGE SD – The Mobridge Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in recovering  a stolen vehicle from the Mobridge Area. The Vehicle is described as a 2016 Lincoln  MKX with a Beadle’s Sales license plate and is Platinum White in color. If you or someone you know has seen this vehicle or...
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Feeding South Dakota to host Empty Bowls Tomorrow Night in Pierre

PIERRE SD (Press Release) — Feeding South Dakota is hosting an Empty Bowls event tomorrow on February 16, at 5:30 pm at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pierre. Proceeds from this event will support Feeding South Dakota’s Mobile Food Pantry Program, which serves 16 rural communities in Central South Dakota. Each event guest will...
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SD Lawmaker Says Abortion Bill Would Protect Female Fetuses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota lawmaker says his bill to increase the penalty for performing abortions after 19 weeks of pregnancy is not an attack against women because it would limit abortions of female fetuses. The Argus Leader reports that Republican Rep. Steven Haugaard said Tuesday the bill is aimed at protecting...
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The 3rd Annual RedCan Graffiti Jam in Eagle Butte SD is Scheduled for June 29- July 1st 2017

EAGLE BUTTE SD – It’s the new year, and RedCan is rising once again. With interest in Indian Country’s first and only invitational graffiti jam hotter than ever, CRYP has announced the dates and featured artists for its 3rd annual RedCan – and has launched the fundraising campaign to support this year’s event. RedCan...
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Pierre Students First Ever Chosen for All-State Middle School Orchestra

PIERRE SD – Morkeia Mutchelknaus and Sophia New, both in the 8th grade at Georgia Morse Middle School at Pierre, are the first students to have ever been chosen to represent the community at the South Dakota Music Education’s Association’s Middle School All-State Orchestra. After preparing both a major and minor scale as well...
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Influenza numbers soaring

PIERRE, S.D. (KWAT)—If you or someone you know has been feeling under the weather lately, there’s a reason for that. Flu numbers in the state have been skyrocketing. That’s according to Dr. Lon Kightlinger of the South Dakota Department of Health. He says the uptick in numbers started around Christmas, and it hasn’t slowed...
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