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State Report Card On Schools Shows Increase In Absent Students

State Report Card On Schools Shows Increase In Absent Students

PIERRE — Schools across South Dakota got their first official report card last week since the onset of the pandemic. The report, among other indicators, shows student absenteeism rose since the last report in 2019. State Education Department Secretary Tiffany Sanderson says they are focused on that… Sanderson says overall A.C.T. scores again were pretty…read more »

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission is meeting tonight at the Pierre Municipal Building. The Commission will consider approval of a four-item consent calendar before moving on to an update on the Missouri River Bridge project. New business for the Commission includes considering a request to serve alcohol at the Boys and Girls Club on…read more »

Hughes County Continuing To Work Through Woes With Attorney Fees

Hughes County Continuing To Work Through Woes With Attorney Fees

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission approved a contract to help the States Attorney’s office get caught up on a back log of cases. States Attorney Jessica LaMie says the contract is for work prosecuting misdemeanor and magistrate court cases… The contract is for four-thousand dollars a month and will end once LaMie hires a…read more »

Redistricting Committees Meet At State Capitol Monday

Redistricting Committees Meet At State Capitol Monday

PIERRE — The South Dakota Legislature’s Redistricting Committee held one of the shortest meetings in a series of meetings to help lawmakers rebuild South Dakota’s legislative boundary map for the next 10 years. The meeting was a wrap up of a statewide listening tour while taking additional public testimony. Senate Chair of the Committee Mary…read more »

Mortenson Remembers Lessons Learned From Gubernatorial Guru Jim Soyer

Mortenson Remembers Lessons Learned From Gubernatorial Guru Jim Soyer

PIERRE — A long time fixture in the administrations of numerous South Dakota governors has passed away. Jim Soyer died in Sioux Falls Friday. Soyer was Chief of Staff to former Governor Bill Jankow and played a role as a staffer to former Governors George S. Mickleson, Walter Dale Miller, Mike Rounds and Dennis Daugaard.…read more »

Names Released In Fatal Haakon County Crash

Names Released In Fatal Haakon County Crash

PHILIP — Most of the names of those involved in a fatal vehicle crash in Haakon County last week have been released by the South Dakota Highway Patrol. The crash happened around 9:30 am on Sunday October 10th 20 miles northeast of Philip on 212th Avenue, two miles north of Grindstone Road. A Ford pick…read more »

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE — The Fort Pierre City Council is meeting tonight at the South Dakota Municipal League building in Fort Pierre. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing reports from city officials. A proclamation will be made for the Stanley County GOLD program Lights on After…read more »

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission is meeting tonight at the Hughes County Courthouse. A public hearing for budget supplements is set for 5:30 PM. Commissioners will discuss budget supplements along with a property tax abatement, misdemeanor and magistrate court contracts and personnel. The Commission will discuss vehicles for the sheriff’s department and emergency management…read more »