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Pierre Regional Airport September 14, 2012

Pierre Runway Damaged From Lightning Strike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Officials say a runway at Pierre Regional Airport was closed temporarily after a lightning strike blasted several holes in the tarmac. Airport manager Mike Isaacs tells the Pierre Capital Journal that lightning struck the runway during a thunderstorm Monday morning. He says the strike caused “substantial damage,” making holes up...
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Salary for New Director Supports SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The new director of South Dakota’s Legislative Research Council will make more than the governor and his senior level staff. Lawmakers announced Friday that Jason Hancock will take over the position beginning August 5. Hancock will move with his family to Pierre after working in Idaho state government. The director...
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SD Eligible for Part of Bad Mortgage Settlement

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – More than 100 South Dakota borrowers will be eligible to receive a small portion of a nearly $1 billion settlement that a Virginia-based company has agreed to with the federal government in order to resolve allegations that it provided risky mortgage loans. South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says borrowers...
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SD Reminds Mowers to Wait for Pheasants to Mature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota officials are reminding people not to mow in some medians and highway ditches until July 10 to protect the pheasant population after the matter was discussed by the governor’s pheasant task force this month. The state bird is threated with habitat loss and early mowing puts young broods...
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