Cultural Heritage Center

Military Given Free Admission at Heritage Center

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center is offering free admission to all active-duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  The center in Pierre is participating in Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of...
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Program for young people with disabilities expands

   PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota program that provides employment training for young people with disabilities is expanding to Brookings. Project Search has been operating internship programs at Avera McKennan Health Care Systems in Sioux Falls and Aberdeen for three years. A third site will begin training students in August at South...
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Judge Declares Mistrial in South Dakota Figure Skating Case

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A judge has declared a mistrial in the lawsuit a Rapid City man launched against his daughters’ figure skating coach.  After deliberating for almost seven hours on Thursday, the jury returned to work Friday morning for two hours only to tell Circuit Judge Robert Mandel they could not...
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Car in Accident

1 Killed and 1 Injured in Campbell County Crash

   HERREID, S.D. (AP) – One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash Friday morning on U.S. Highway 83 in Campbell County…about one mile south of the North Dakota border.  The South Dakota Highway Patrol says 56-year-old Keith Lipp of Bismarck, North Dakota was northbound on Highway 83 in a 2013...
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Huron Water Park

New Huron Water Park Opens to the Public

  HURON, S.D. (AP) — The city of Huron on Friday opened its new $12.5 million Splash Central Water Park on the former campus of Huron University.  Mayor Paul Aylward says that the water park is a great facility to enhance the quality of life in the city, and it will be something that draws...
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Empty Deep Water Marina Site at Spring Creek

Fort Pierre Development May Go Before Voters

  FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Some people in Fort Pierre want residents to vote on breaks for a proposed $16 million riverfront development.  A group is circulating petitions to refer to a public vote actions taken by the Fort Pierre City Council as part of its approval of the Riverwalk Landing project, which...
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State Tourism Officials Expect Good Summer

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — About 110,300 South Dakotans are expected to travel over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight decline from last year.  AAA says that mirrors an expected drop nationally. Officials point to high gas prices as the main reason. AAA South Dakota spokeswoman Marilyn Buskohl says the gas prices...
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Mike Round

Rounds Hires Campaign Consultant with South Dakota History

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former Gov. Mike Rounds’ campaign for the U.S. Senate has hired a Republican political consultant known for his role in a prior Senate race in South Dakota.  The Rounds campaign has retained Dick Wadhams, who managed John Thune’s successful campaign to defeat Democrat Tom Daschle in the 2004 Senate...
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Street Construction Project in Pierre Begins Tomorrow

PIERRE, S.D. (DRG) – The city of Pierre will be installing three way stop signs at Dakota Avenue and Pierre Street tomorrow as the existing stop lights will be removed from service.  The stop signs will be in place during work on Dakota between Fort and Highland that is expected to begin on Tuesday...
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Randy Hartley

Hartley Retires from Highway Patrol

 PIERRE, S.D. – Major Randy Hartley is retiring after 25 years with the South Dakota Highway Patrol.  Hartley started with the Highway Patrol in 1988 at Presho.  He also served a trooper in Brookings before being promoted to sergeant in 1999 and transfering to Rapid City.  In 2008 he recieved a promotion to the...
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