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Capitol Inn and Suites Fire Site November 11, 2014

Authorities Release Cause for Fire at Capitol Inn and Suites

(Statement from the Pierre Police Department) On November 13, 2014 the investigation was completed as to the cause of the fire at The Capitol Inn and Suites.  The fire investigation team comprised of local, state, and federal officials determined that the fire was accidental due to electrical failure in an interior wall. The scene...
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Disaster Aid for June Storms in SD Tops $10M

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The disaster aid for the mid-June storms in South Dakota including the Wessington Springs tornado has topped $10 million. Officials on Thursday said the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved $9.08 million and the state of South Dakota has approved an additional $1.21 million as part of the state’s...
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Johnson Says Process Should Play Out on Keystone

WASHINGTON (AP) – Retiring Sen. Tim Johnson says he currently believes the review process should play out before construction begins on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The Senate is expected to vote next week on legislation that would allow construction on the Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline to move forward. But Johnson, a Democrat leaving office...
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Rounds Begins Orientation in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) – Newly elected Sen. Mike Rounds says his first days of Senate orientation have been a whirlwind – but nothing he didn’t expect. The former governor is in Washington this week going through new member orientation. Rounds won a four-way race to replace outgoing Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson last week. Rounds says...
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