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Build Dakota Scholarship Recipients Announced for 2017-18 School Year

PIERRE, S.D. – The Build Dakota Scholarship Board has selected 285 students as recipients of the Build Dakota Scholarship for the 2017-18 school year. The scholarships cover tuition and fees, books, equipment and other related program expenses for eligible programs within eight high-need industry areas at South Dakota’s four technical institutes. Recipients were selected...
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Gov. Daugaard To Appoint Doug Barthel To District 10 House Seat

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced that he will appoint Doug Barthel to fill the District 10 vacancy in the State House of Representatives. Barthel was the chief of police of the Sioux Falls Police Department from 2003-15. He retired in 2015 after a thirty year career in law enforcement, and now works...
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Fewer Juvenile Offenders Behind Bars in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state of South Dakota is locking up far fewer juvenile offenders. New data from the governor’s office shows that since juvenile justice reforms were implemented in 2015, the number of juvenile criminals being incarcerated has dropped more than 50 percent. The Argus Leader reports that in fiscal year 2015,...
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Name Released in Sully County Fatal Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – A Decatur, NE man has been identified as the person who died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre.   Joel Penny, 65, was driving a 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle collided with a deer. Penny, who was...
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Fort Pierre Bicentennial Farmers’ Market – Tuesday, September 5th – 5pm-8pm

FORT PIERRE SD – Fort Pierre Bicentennial Farmers’ Market – is tonight Tuesday, September 5th 5pm-8pm only two more Tuesday night markets are left! All your regular favorites will be back, plus… •The Pierre/Fort Pierre Rotary Club will have a “Deals on Meals” – Community Youth Involved Fundraiser meal and will be serving pork...
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Accident at 4th Street and Euclid in Pierre

Statement from Pierre Police Captain Jason Jones: On Thursday 8/31 at 4:37 pm Pierre Officers responded to a vehicle collision at the intersection of 4th Street and Euclid Avenue. Upon arrival it was determined that a 16 year old Ft Pierre female was traveling North on Euclid in a 2003 Buick passenger car attempting...
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South Dakota State University Honors the 2017 Eminent Farmers/Ranchers & Homemakers

BROOKINGS, S.D. – The South Dakota State University Colleges of Agriculture and Biological Sciences and Education and Human Sciences will recognize four individuals with the Eminent Famer/Rancher and Eminent Homemaker Honor during a banquet September 15, 2017 at the McCrory Gardens Education and Visitor Center, Brookings. Banquet reservations are $25 and are available from...
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Pierre to be in the National Spotlight with the C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour

PIERRE SD – The city of Pierre will be in National Spotlight as C-SPAN’s 2017 Cities Tour reveals Pierre history and highlights authors during a weeklong visit. The City of Pierre and Midco will welcome C-SPAN to Pierre on Tuesday, September 5 at 5:30 p.m. during a meeting of the Pierre City Commission as...
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Sully County Fatal Crash

PIERRE, S.D. – A 65-year-old man died Thursday morning when his motorcycle collided with a deer northeast of Pierre. The name of the person is not being released pending notification of family. He was the only person involved. A 2012 Harley Davidson FLSTC Heritage was northbound on South Dakota Highway 1804 when the motorcycle...
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Attorney General Marty Jackley Warns of Scams Following Hurricane Harvey

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley said today that South Dakotan’s should expect to be contacted by unscrupulous scammers soliciting donations to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. “South Dakota consumers are very generous individuals and when disaster hits we are always willing to assist,” said Jackley. “In the wake of tragedy, there...
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