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Pierre City Commission Approves Electrical Upgrade Bids

PIERRE, SD- The Pierre City Commission has approved a nearly $800-thousand dollar bid for work to be done to upgrade some of the city’s electrical substations. The Pierre City Commission has approved a nearly $800-thousand dollar bid for work to be done to upgrade some of the city’s electrical substations. Utilities director Brad Palmer...
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Fire Extinguishers Are an Important Fire Safety Tool

PIERRE, SD- When it comes to fire safety, fire extinguishers are an important tool. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department captain Ken Marks says there are different kinds of extinguishers.   Marks talks about the best places in a home to have a fire extinguisher.   He says most fire extinguishers aren’t affected by the current...
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SDSU Extension Holding Ag Lender Seminars

YANKTON, SD (WNAX Radio)- SDSU Extension will hold three agriculture lender’s conferences later this month in Sioux Falls, Watertown and Rapid City. SDSU Extension Crops Business Management Fields Specialist Jack Davis says they’re hoping to foster better communications between lenders and producers.   He says the three conferences will be at SDSU Extension Centers...
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GFP Proposed Marking Rules for Nonmeandered Waters

PIERRE, SD – The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission has created a set of standards for landowners to follow when marking nonmeandered water over private property. A newly passed state law requires GFP to establish specific standards for markers used to indicate closure of nonmeandered waters to recreational use. The Commission proposed...
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Family dog helps searchers locate toddler in cornfield

RICHMOND, Minn. (AP) – Authorities say a family dog helped searchers find a 2-year-old boy who was lost on a chilly night in a central Minnesota cornfield. The toddler was playing with siblings outside his home in Richmond last week when he wandered away. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says family members called authorities...
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Changes Coming with SD Lottery Games

PIERRE, SD- Lottery players in South Dakota will see some changes over the next month.Lottery players in South Dakota will see some changes over the next month. South Dakota Department of Revenue public affairs manager Wade LaRoche says the Hot Lotto game is ending.   LaRosche says the Mega Millions game will have new...
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Former British prime minister draws a crowd in Black Hills

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron drew a crowd when he visited the Black Hills. Cameron indulged a 51st birthday wish by horseback riding through the Black Hills on Monday. He later spoke to about 1,800 people at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, touching on topics...
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No insanity defense for suspect in 2015 Roslyn slaying

WEBSTER, S.D. (AP) – Testimony is beginning this week in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting another man in his Roslyn home two years ago. A jury was selected last week to hear the case of 46-year-old Jason Lewandowski, who faces murder and other charges in the death of 33-year-old Jeremy...
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Sioux Falls balloons deliver cell service to Puerto Rico

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Huge balloons made by a Sioux Falls company are headed to Puerto Rico where they’ll provide crucial cellular service to the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island. The Federal Communications Commission has granted a temporary license to Google to deploy the experimental high-altitude balloons, called Project Loon, in the skies above Puerto...
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GFP Commission Proposes Modifications to Bait Rules

PIERRE, S.D. – A rule proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would require all bait dealers to list employees/agents on their application who will engage in trapping, transporting, delivering, raising, or seining bait and allow the Department to refuse the issuance of a license to a bait dealer with...
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