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Gettysburg Grain Buyer Withdraws Application For Class B License

Gettysburg Grain Buyer Withdraws Application For Class B License

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission took no action Monday on a request by a Gettysburg grain buyer for a Class B grain buyer license. The Banghart Properties application came before the Commission under a complaint file that was settled last year. Staff Attorney Amanda Riess says there was a reason for…read more »

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE, (KCCR) — The Fort Pierre City Council is holding its final regularly scheduled meeting of June tonight. Council members will hear reports from city officials before getting into agenda items. A proclamation for the Boy Scouts will be made and Paul Lepisto will give a presentation on the annual Lake Sharpe clean-up event…read more »

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The Hughes County Commission is meeting tonight at the Hughes County Courthouse. The Commission will consider approval of the consent calendar before holding two public hearings. The public hearings at 5:30 and 5:35 pm are for rezoning requests for Cowan Tract Two and Lovell Track Two to change the parcels from Ag-B…read more »

Above Average Temperatures Expected Moving Into Summer

Above Average Temperatures Expected Moving Into Summer

PIERRE, (KCCR) — Drought conditions are improving across the Missouri River basin. It’s having a positive impact on the level of the Mighty Mo. Kevin Lowe with the Missouri River Basin Weather Forecast Center says the past three months have been generally above average for temperatures… Lowe says the mid to upper Missouri River basin…read more »

Flag Day Photo Op Brings Approximately 70 To State Capitol Steps Friday

Flag Day Photo Op Brings Approximately 70 To State Capitol Steps Friday

PIERRE, (KCCR) — A simple social media post the day before brought dozens to the south staircase of the South Dakota State Capitol Friday to celebrate Flag Day with a simple, single photo of the American Flag. Hughes County Sheriff Patrick Callahan applied for and was granted a permit to hold the gathering… The photo…read more »

Run With The Govs To Be Held Saturday Along Trail Of Governors For 7th Year

Run With The Govs To Be Held Saturday Along Trail Of Governors For 7th Year

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The Seventh Annual Run with the Gov’s event is taking place Saturday morning on the three-plus mile long Trail of Governors statutes. Organizer Anne Schwartz says registration begins at 7:30 am at the South Dakota Retailer’s building… The route then circles the Capitol Complex ending at the State Capitol again. Use of…read more »

Thune Says Senate Democrats Holding Up Farm Bill Passage

Thune Says Senate Democrats Holding Up Farm Bill Passage

PIERRE, (KCCR) — Work on a new Farm Bill is slowly moving through Congress. South Dakota Senator John Thune says Senate Democrats have put the brakes on what has been good, bi-partisan progress on the measure… Thune says the clock is ticking for farmers and ranches looking for protections in the Farm Bill… Thune says…read more »

Nearly $35,000 Awarded To Local NonProfits Through Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation, Youth Philanthropy Fund

Nearly $35,000 Awarded To Local NonProfits Through Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation, Youth Philanthropy Fund

PIERRE, (KCCR) — The Pierre/Fort Pierre Area Community Foundation and Youth Philanthropy Fund has distributed nearly 35-thousand dollars in grant funding to 21 non-profit groups and organizations in central South Dakota. The largest grant was awarded to Sleep In Heavenly Peace Incorporated of 10-thousand dollars. Grant awards range from 10-thousand to 250-dollars. A total of…read more »