Avera Pharmacy Now Open in Pierre

PIERRE SD – (Press Release) – On February 27, Vilas Pharmacy, located in the Avera Medical Group Pierre clinic, became Avera pharmacy. Avera will continue to operate and provide the same pharmacy services that are currently available. Current customers can enjoy the same convenient location and friendly service from the pharmacy staff they know...
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Judge to Hear Arguments on Dakota Access Oil Pipeline Work

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A federal judge is due to hear arguments about whether to stop the final bit of construction on the disputed Dakota Access pipeline. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg scheduled a hearing for Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes. The tribes have asked...
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TF Riggs Latin Club to Hold 44th Annual Roman Banquet Saturday March 4th in Pierre

PIERRE SD – The Latin Club of TF Riggs High School will be holding its 44th Annual Roman Banquet at 6:00 pm starting in the Capitol Rotunda  on, Saturday, March 4, 2017. This year’s theme will honor law enforcement  personnel—state, local, and school.  After some entertainment and hors d’oeuvres at the rotunda the 100...
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Lawmakers Reject Call for Commission to Study Race Relations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A House panel has rejected a call to create a commission to study race relations among Native Americans and the state of South Dakota. The House State Affairs Committee on Monday voted down the resolution. Democratic Rep. Shawn Bordeaux, the prime sponsor, says it’s necessary to talk about race in...
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Legislature Passes Bill That Would Encourage Buffer Strips

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has approved a bill that would encourage people to install buffer strips between agricultural land and waterways. The state House voted Monday to send the measure to Gov. Dennis Daugaard, who proposed the plan. It had passed through the Senate. Republican Rep. Mary Duvall, a supporter,...
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Like Flying Drones? South Dakota Lawmakers Debate New Rules

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Drones couldn’t soar over jails without permission and their owners would be on the hook for damage caused by a crash under new rules South Dakota lawmakers are set to take up.   The House Transportation Committee on Tuesday is set to weigh the bill, which has passed through the...
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State House Considers Tax Break for Rural Internet

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota House members will consider giving tax rebates to telecommunication companies for bringing broadband service to under-served rural areas. The measure brings telecommunications companies into the state’s reinvestment payment program which helps companies offset upfront costs associated with relocating or expanding operations or with upgrading equipment in South Dakota....
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Sobriety Checkpoints Announced For March

PIERRE, S.D. –  South Dakota’s Highway Patrol has announced its sobriety checkpoint schedule for March. A total of 23 checkpoints are planned in 18 counties. The Highway Patrol conducts the checkpoints as a way  to discourage people from drinking and then driving. March checkpoints are planned for the counties of: Brookings, Brown, Butte, Charles...
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Rawlins Library Will Host Seuss-tastical Celebration March 4th

PIERRE SD – It is a Seuss-tastical Celebration this Saturday at the Rawlins Library in Pierre March 4th,  1pm til 2:30pm at 1000 E Church St in Pierre. Pat Weeldreyer will read Dr Seuss theme-related books, there will be games and crafts.  The Cat in the Hat will be in attendance to greet the...
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South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Permit Gains Federal Approval for Firearms Purchases

PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association confirm the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permit and Enhanced Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol qualify as alternatives to the background check...
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