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Average 30-year mortgage rates rise to 3.99 percent

Average 30-year mortgage rates rise to 3.99 percentWASHINGTON (AP) – The cost of borrowing money to buy a home rose slightly this week, but remains historically low. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on 30-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.99 percent, from 3.95 percent last week. This week’s rate matches a 5-month...
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US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

WASHINGTON (AP) – A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn’t global warming but a freak of nature. A team of international scientists who studies extreme weather calculate that the recent cold spell that began around Christmas is 15 times rarer than it was a century...
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Design Bowls Now for the Empty Bowls Event Feb. 27

Feeding South Dakota is hosting the second annual Empty Bowls event in Pierre February 27. But, Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Vice President of Mission Karen Gallagher says you can paint a bowl for the event now.   Gallagher says the Empty Bowls event raises awareness about the issue of hunger in South Dakota—something Avera...
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Cold Front Moves in Bringing Single Digit Temps, but Not Much Snow to Central SD

High temperatures will be in the single digits for the next few days for much of central South Dakota. Weather Eye meteorologist Nick Carlyle says a very strong cold front has moved in.   Most of central South Dakota didn’t receive the snowfall originally forecast to come with this system. Carlyle says the weather...
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Eagle Butte Man Sentenced on Assault Charge

An Eagle Butte, South Dakota, man has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury. 42-year-old Celby Noisy Hawk, Jr.’s 42 month prison term will be followed by two years of supervised release. The conviction stemmed from an incident in June, 2017, when Noisy Hawk...
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Soldier Creek Man Charged With Sexual Abuse

A Soldier Creek, South Dakota, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Aggravated Sexual Abuse and Sexual Abuse of a Minor. 22-year-old Rylan Alton Joel Black Lance pled not guilty. The indictment alleges in August, 2017, Black Lance knowingly caused a female victim to engage in a sexual act, by the...
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Pierre Police Chief to Retire in March

Pierre Police Department Chief Dave Panzer Jr. will retire in March. Chief Panzer began his career in Vermillion and moved to Pierre shortly thereafter in 1989. He rose through the ranks was appointed chief in 2014. On March 9th he will officially retire after serving more than 28 years with the Pierre Police Department.
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Huizenga Seeking Reelection to Pierre City Commission

At this week’s Pierre City Commission meeting, commissioner Jamie Huizenga announced he will be running for reelection in June.   Commissioners Vona Johnson and Jim Mehlhaff are also up for reelection this year. Mehlhaff is serving a regular term. Johnson is serving out the term Steve Harding left open when he was elected mayor....
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Stanley County School Student Council Food Drive

The Stanley County Student Council sponsored a food drive in December. Over 8 boxes of food were collected, and then distributed to area families. The Student Council would like to thank staff and students for their generous donations! Pictured l-r: Taylee Stroup, Kori Endres, TJ Drageset, Ryan Habeck, Cale Meiners, Chase Carda and Daysen...
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Weather Announcements for Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 LATE STARTS Agar-Onida-Blunt–1 hour late Platte-Geddes 10 AM Start; No Half-Day K – Geddes bus departs at 9 Andes Central Lake Andes, SD 10:00 AM start, with no AM preschool Highmore-Harrold 1 hour late Cheyenne Eagle Butte school will start 2 hours late. Kimball School 2 hours late Dupree Schools Opening...
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