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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 tonight. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing from city officials. A public hearing will be held on a proposed all-season fish cleaning station and…read more »

Parole Denied For Paul Dean Jensen

Parole Denied For Paul Dean Jensen

PIERRE — The South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied a Pierre man’s request for parole from prison. Stanley County State’s Attorney Thomas P. Maher says the Board refused to grant parole for Paul Dean Jensen. Jensen was 14 year-old when he and another teenager, 16 year-old Shawn Springer, called for a cab…read more »

Pierre School Board Approves Update Of Covid-19 Back To School Plan

Pierre School Board Approves Update Of Covid-19 Back To School Plan

PIERRE — The Pierre School Board has approved a review of the Pierre School District’s Covid-19 Back to School plan. Superintendent Kelly Glodt says the plan hasn’t changed much… Glodt says the plan is flexible if needed… Board Chair Dan Cronin says the District has learned a lot with how do deal with Covid-19… Glodt…read more »

Drought Conditions Get Worse Across Haakon, Ziebach Counties

Drought Conditions Get Worse Across Haakon, Ziebach Counties

PIERRE — Even with more beneficial rains, drought conditions got worse in some parts of South Dakota in the last week. Those rains missed parts of Ziebach and Haakon County where D-3 extreme drought is now being show, indicating the heart of the worst drought in the state. Heavy rains did pass through those areas…read more »

Despite Success, Pheasant Numbers Down From Two Years Ago

Despite Success, Pheasant Numbers Down From Two Years Ago

PIERRE — Pheasant hunters had good luck last season in South Dakota, but numbers were down from two years ago. Chad Switzer, the Administrator of the Division of Wildlife, updated the Game, Fish and Parks Department Commission at their meeting last week… Switzer says they are seeing more hunter success through the entire season… Switzer…read more »

Law Enforcement Gather To Honor The Fallen In Pierre Wednesday

Law Enforcement Gather To Honor The Fallen In Pierre Wednesday

PIERRE — Law enforcement from across South Dakota marked National Police Week Wednesday with a wreath laying and memorial service in Pierre. At the Capitol Lake wreath laying ceremony, Sioux Falls Police Chief John Thum says two words govern the service of law enforcement… Across the street from the Capitol complex at Lutheran Memorial Church…read more »