Category Archives: Local News

Fire Causes Minor Damage To Residence On Bushfield Drive Monday

Fire Causes Minor Damage To Residence On Bushfield Drive Monday

PIERRE — Fire does minor damage to a home on Bushfield Avenue in Pierre. Pierre Fire Department Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were called to the east side of Pierre just before noon Monday… Paul says the residences of the structure were cooking at the time of the fire and says that is likely the…read more »

Barbecue Cooking For Fun And Sport Growing In South Dakota

Barbecue Cooking For Fun And Sport Growing In South Dakota

PIERRE — It’s a smell that salivates the soul and has you wanting more before even taking a bite. Barbecue: using fire and heat to smoke meat. Made famous in places like Kansas City and Memphis, slow cooking brisket, pork butts, chicken and more has gained in popularity is South Dakota in recent years. Champion…read more »

Game, Fish And Parks Looking For Next Spring Creek Concessionaire

Game, Fish And Parks Looking For Next Spring Creek Concessionaire

PIERRE — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is working to find an operator of the Spring Creek Resort restaurant along the east shore of Lake Oahe. Director of Parks and Recreation Scott Simpson says his department operates the marina and cabin rentals and the missing piece is the restaurant… The Game, Fish…read more »

South Dakota Discovery Center Opens Exhibit On Soil Health

South Dakota Discovery Center Opens Exhibit On Soil Health

PIERRE — Officials with the South Dakota Discovery Center in Pierre opened a new exhibit Friday evening that will take little explorers on an adventure to learn about soil health. Director of Special Projects Anne Lewis showed a group how the Soil is Life exhibit shows kids how tardigrades fertilize soil…and it’s just how you…read more »

Thune, Rounds Bring Back Legislation To Mandate COOL

Thune, Rounds Bring Back Legislation To Mandate COOL

PIERRE — Legislation that calls for reinstatement of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling has been introduced in the U.S. Senate. The measure, the American Beef Labeling Act is being carried by South Dakota Senators John Thune and Mike Rounds with several co-sponsors. South Dakota Stock Grower’s Association Vice President Les Shaw says this has been…read more »

Pierre Chamber Holds Delayed Ribbon Cutting For Dakota News Now Pierre Bureau

Pierre Chamber Holds Delayed Ribbon Cutting For Dakota News Now Pierre Bureau

PIERRE — Delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, officials with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed the Dakota News Now Pierre Bureau with a ribbon cutting Thursday. Dakota News Now General Manager Jim Berman and KOTA/KVEN General Manager Chris Gross says a Pierre Bureau has been a vision for the two Gray Television stations…read more »

Jim Mollison Retires From Capital City Campus Board Of Directors

Jim Mollison Retires From Capital City Campus Board Of Directors

PIERRE — A man whose passion for education helped lead in the last four decades is stepping away from the Board of Directors at Pierre’s Capital City Campus… Lindy Geraets with Capital City Campus says Jim Mollison has been an integral part of what makes C-C-C work… Geraets says Mollison is excited about who is…read more »

Drought Conditions In South Dakota Continue Very Slow Improvement

Drought Conditions In South Dakota Continue Very Slow Improvement

PIERRE — South Dakota’s U-S Drought Monitor map is continuing to show slight improvements after rain in late August and early September. Only four areas of extreme drought remain on the map. They include an area of southern Brule and extreme adjacent parts of Aurora and Charles Mix Counties. Extreme drought is also posted along…read more »