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South Dakota tribal meeting facility remains unfinished

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A federally funded facility north of Fort Pierre intended for tribal meetings remains unfinished. The Capital Journal reports that construction began on the Wakpa Sica Reconciliation Place in the early 2000s but didn’t finish as scheduled in 2010. Fort Pierre and the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe have tried to...
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Woman dies in fiery single-vehicle crash in McCook County

MONTROSE, S.D. (AP) – A 41-year-old woman died in a fiery single-vehicle crash in McCook County. The Highway Patrol says the woman was traveling alone when she lost control of her minivan on a curve of a rural road north of Montrose. The vehicle rolled in the ditch and started on fire. The woman...
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Oil pipeline protesters gather ahead of Nebraska’s decision

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – More than 100 protesters gathered Sunday to speak out against the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline before Nebraska regulators issue their ruling on the project. The protesters gathered on the steps of the state Capitol building in Lincoln on Sunday. The Nebraska Public Service Commission is scheduled to announce its...
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Ag Appreciation Banquet Honors Outstanding Farmer & Rancher Family and Scholarship Winners

PIERRE, SD- The 35th annual Central South Dakota Ag Appreciation banquet was held Saturday night in Pierre. Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Interest committee member Ruth Beck says two students were each awarded a $500 scholarship.   Raleigh (rollie) and Leigh (lee) Leesman were honored as the Outstanding Farmer and Rancher award winners. Raleigh...
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Temporary Parking Change Starts Today at Avera Medical Group Clinic in Pierre

PIERRE, SD- Because of construction on the Helmsley Center on the campus of Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre, patients will need to park on the north side of the clinic building starting today (Nov. 20). The handicapped parking spaces to the west of the clinic will still be available. This is a temporary...
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Kyle woman sentenced for murder in 2-year-old boy’s death

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Kyle woman has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for killing a 2-year-old boy she was raising in 2015. Forty-four-year-old Lori Wisecarver earlier pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Jayden Locke. The Rapid City Journal reports she admitted repeatedly abusing the child, largely...
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South Dakota inmate sues warden over hormone therapy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – An inmate is suing the warden of a South Dakota prison for allegedly withholding hormone therapy treatment. The Argus Leader reports that 32-year-old Cody Caskey filed a lawsuit accusing Mike Durfee State Prison Warden Bob Dooley of denying access to estrogen and testosterone blockers. Caskey says the lack of...
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Custer State Park Annual Bison Auction Tomorrow

CUSTER, SD– About 270 head of bison and burros will be sold Saturday (Nov. 18) at the 2017 Custer State Park Fall Classic Bison Auction. The video and online auction will begin at 10 a.m. MST at the Custer State Park visitor center. This is the sixth year of holding the internet auction along...
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4th Grade Students Eligible for a Free Christmas Tree from the Black Hills National Forest

CUSTER, SD– Fourth grade students are eligible to receive a free tree through the Black Hills National Forest’s 4th Grade Free Christmas Tree Program again this year. The student must present a valid 4th Grade pass or paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website: https://everykidinapark.gov/. Christmas Tree tags are available...
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Fort Pierre Bicentennial Theme of Featured Tree in Christmas at the Capitol Display

Each year, the Christmas tree display at the State Capitol Building in Pierre features one large tree in the rotunda area with around 90 other trees displayed throughout three levels of the building. In honor of its bicentennial, the city of Fort Pierre was chosen to decorate this year’s featured tree. Mayor Gloria Hanson,...
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