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Harrison Avenue to be Closed Tomorrow at Noon, Open Again by Saturday Morning

Harrison Avenue from Taylor Street to Church Street in Pierre will be closed at noon tomorrow (Wed.) for milling & paving. It will be back open to public traffic by Saturday morning.
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First Lady Invites Families To Oahe Days Book Walk

First Lady Linda Daugaard is inviting children to participate in a book walk at Steamboat Park Saturday, June 23, from 10am-1pm CDT. The book walk will be part of the Oahe Days Arts and Music Festival. “The book walk is an opportunity to encourage children to read and a chance to get outside and...
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Chip Seal and Fog Seal Work Begins in Central SD Today

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation says chip seal and fog seal applications will be applied to several highways in the Pierre area beginning Tuesday, June 19. The contractor will move from one project to the next in the following order: SD Highway 73 – 14.5 miles, from I-90 to US...
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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects South Dakota Gay Inmate Appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is rejecting an appeal from a gay death row inmate in South Dakota who says jurors were biased against him because of his sexual orientation. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place the death sentence for Charles Rhines. He was convicted in the stabbing death...
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Two Tornadoes Reported in Eastern Hand County Saturday

ABERDEEN, S.D. – National Weather Service officials confirmed two small tornadoes hit rural Burdette, South Dakota over the weekend. Trees branches were found 50 feet from the tree, damage to crops were found. A calving barn was picked up, rolled and tossed about 100 feet and several chemical containers were also thrown. The National...
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Propane Leak in Pierre Overnight Causes Evacuations

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Fire Department evacuated several people around midnight as they responded to a propane leak early Monday morning. In a tweet, the department said it was responding to a propane leak in a building in the 400 block of West Capitol Ave. As a precaution, fire crews evacuated the building...
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Buffalo in the Dakotas Covered in Book

UNDATED (AP) – A new book detailing the history of the American buffalo is telling the story of the last great bison hunt and efforts to restore the animal from the brink of extinction. “Buffalo Heartbeats Across the Plains” was released this month by North Dakota author Francie Berg. It serves as an in-depth...
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Governor Dugaard Asks for Federal Disaster for 3 South Dakota Counties

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking President Donald Trump to declare a disaster for three northern South Dakota counties to help with recovery from spring flooding. Daugaard says the flooding May 17-18 caused more than $3.1 million in damage to public property in Campbell, McPherson and Walworth counties, including a dam...
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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Keystone XL Pipeline

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. Groups fighting TransCanada Corp.’s pipeline appealed a judge’s decision last year upholding regulators’ approval for the pipeline to cross the state. But the high...
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Pruitt Visit Met by Protesting Ethanol Producers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests deep in Trump country, as corn farmers and ethanol producers complain his support for oil and gas is hurting their industries. Midwest corn farmers are showing their unhappiness in rallies, on billboards and at meetings as Pruitt tours farm states...
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