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

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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South Dakota Medicaid Fraud Unit Takes Part in Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the Attorney General’s Medicaid Control Fraud Unit (SD MFCU) participated with various law enforcement authorities in a nationwide coordinated health care fraud sweep. “This coordinated action demonstrates the effectiveness of our relationships with federal, state, and local law enforcement,” Jackley said. “By working together,...
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Judge's Gavel, Scales and Law Book

Pierre Man Ordered to Pay Restitution to Railroad for Damages in DUI Case

At the end of June 2017 in the Stanley County courts, Seth Hoffman, a 26 year old male from Pierre was ordered to pay in excess of $116,000 in restitution to the Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern Railroad for damages caused to personal property in a DUI related accident occurring in Stanley County on...
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Scales of Justice and Judge's Gavel

Sentencing for Pierre Woman Handed Down in Marijuana Distribution Charge

FORT PIERRE SD – (State’s Attorney’s Office) Yesterday July 12th in Stanley Co. Circuit Court Angela Jagne, a 39 year old female from Pierre, appeared before Circuit Judge Patricia DeVaney for sentencing on her offense of Distribution of Marijuana, 1 oz. or Less. The charge stems back to August 25, 2016 when Jagne sold five baggies...
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Belle Fourche Man Wins $50,000 Top Scratch Ticket Prize

PIERRE SD  – Cory Seaman’s wife, Vanessa, was having a birthday this month but unlike other husbands, the Belle Fourche man had no trouble coming up with the perfect gift – a top prize winning scratch ticket worth $50,000. Seaman on July 12, 2017 cashed in his Queen of Hearts scratch ticket at the...
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