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Rural Air Service: Mayor Gill to Testify Before Congress

PIERRE SD – ( City of Pierre) – Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill is heading to Washington, D.C., to fight for rural air service. On Thursday, Gill will testify before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security. South Dakota Senator John Thune requested Gill’s testimony following her work on the U.S. DOT Working...
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Governor Proclaims South Dakota Library Week April 10-16

PIERRE, S.D. – (Press Release) –  Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed April 10-16, South Dakota Library Week, in honor of the vital and continually evolving role of libraries in schools and communities. According to the 2016 South Dakota Public Libraries Data Digest, the state’s public libraries and four bookmobiles welcomed 10,127 visitors daily, circulated...
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Wessington Springs Attempted Murder and Aggravated Assault

JERAULD COUNTY SD – (News Affiliate KOKK)  – A  36-year-old Wessington Springs man has been charged with attempted murder second degree and aggravated assault. The complaint was filed in Jerauld County, and states that Vernon Langdeaux Parsells  assaulted a woman on Tuesday, April 4th with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury. According  to the Jerauld County...
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Easter Bunny at Library this Weekend

PIERRE SD  – The Easter Bunny will make a stop at Rawlins Municipal Library Saturday morning. The Easter Bunny will greet children at 9:30 a.m. and then again at 10:45 a.m.  Each session will also feature story time, an egg hunt, the chance to pet live bunnies, and a photo opportunity with the Easter...
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Dusty Johnson raises over $127K in South Dakota House race

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Dusty Johnson’s congressional campaign says that he raised more than $127,000 in the first quarter of 2017. Johnson’s campaign on Tuesday announced fundraising numbers in his bid to succeed U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem in 2018. Johnson, a Republican, raised roughly $105,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Treasurer Greg McCurry...
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South Dakota Attorney General’s Office Celebrates Crime Victims’ Rights Week

PIERRE, S.D. –   Attorney General Marty Jackley would like to remind South Dakotans that this week is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.   Each year this week is set aside to honor crime victims and our nation’s progress in advancing their rights. “This year’s theme—Strength. Resilience. Justice. —reflects a vision for the future in which...
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State Parks Announce Free Entrance for Military Group Events

PIERRE, S.D. – Past and present military personnel will now receive free entrance into South Dakota state parks when participating in special events that they host. “We’re proud to be able to offer this additional benefit to our veterans and members of the military,” said South Dakota State Parks director Katie Ceroll. Under the...
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Bunnies Rock! at Family Fun Saturday April 8 at Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE, S.D. – Young bunnies are a sure sign of spring and they will be the focus for Family Fun Saturday “Bunnies Rock!” at the Cultural Heritage Center on April 8 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT. Visitors can make a decorative bunny cup and color some wooden eggs to go in it. All supplies are...
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5th Anniversary Pierre Youth Orchestra Season Concert April 8th at 2pm

PIERRE SD – (Press Release) – The Pierre Youth Orchestra will be celebrating their 5th Anniversary Season Concert this Saturday, April 8th at 2:00pm in Riggs Theatre. Moriah Gross, Founder and Executive Director, is thrilled to announce that they will be sharing the stage with the University of South Dakota Chamber Orchestra under the...
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Pierre Fire Department called out to Gas Leak at Home in Pierre

Pierre Fire Department and MDU were called out this Monday afternoon around 1:30pm to a gas leak at 712 West Pleasant in Pierre. Fire Chief Ian Paul stated the home owner was doing some digging and struck a 3/4 inch gas line to the home and called 911 right away.  Fire Chief Paul explains what the department...
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