Category Archives: Local News

Lack Of Response From US-DOT On EAS Re-bid May Sway Thune Vote On DOT Nomination

Lack Of Response From US-DOT On EAS Re-bid May Sway Thune Vote On DOT Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The lack of response to a re-bidding request for Pierre and Watertown’s Essential Air Service routes may impact South Dakota Senator John Thune’s vote on the nomination of Carol Petsonk as Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs… Thune says he doesn’t understand U-S DOT’s decision to award the two-year E-A-S contract…read more »

South Dakota Supreme Court Still Waiting To Release Amendment A Decision

South Dakota Supreme Court Still Waiting To Release Amendment A Decision

PIERRE — The South Dakota Supreme Court heard arguments in April over the constitutionality of “Amendment A”, the recreational marijuana issue that was approved by voters last November.  The court has not yet issued a decision in the case.  Senator Art Rusch of Vermillion says the time frame is not unusual… Rusch says the Justices are dealing…read more »

Hughes County To Take Spring Creek Speed Limit Change To Public Hearing

Hughes County To Take Spring Creek Speed Limit Change To Public Hearing

PIERRE — Hughes County Commissioners are continuing to discuss what the appropriate speed limit on Spring Creek Road should be. Some residents have complained about people driving well over the speed limit on the road. County Manager Kevin Hipple presented a draft ordinance to Commissioners Monday night… L-TAP is the Local Transportation Assistance Program at…read more »

Pierre Regional Airport July Enplanements Hit 1924 Passengers

Pierre Regional Airport July Enplanements Hit 1924 Passengers

PIERRE — July enplanement numbers are in for Pierre Regional Airport. Airport Liaison to the Pierre City Commission Jamie Huizenga says it’s one of the best numbers ever seen… Incredible in the way enplanements have grown month over month since only seeing 469 enplanements in January… Huizenga says now is as good a time as…read more »

Mid America Economy Still Indicating Growth In Pandemic

Mid America Economy Still Indicating Growth In Pandemic

OMAHA, NE — Since declining to a record low in April of last year, the Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index, a leading economic indicator for the nine-state region stretching from Minnesota and the Dakotas to Arkansas, has been above growth neutral for 14 of the last 15 months.  Ernie Goss, director of Creighton University’s Economic…read more »

Stanley County Commission To Meet Tonight

Stanley County Commission To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE — Stanley County Commissioners are holding their monthly meeting tonight. Commissioners will discuss the courthouse’s HVAC system with Rick Striker and will discuss the 2022 budget. Fairgrounds Manager Scott Deal will discuss a number of items with Commissioners including two rodeos, a fence project, a pickup, gutters for the Schomer Barn, a loader,…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 meeting will start in special business with a proclamation for professional engineer’s day. A public hearing will be held for a temporary on/off sale malt beverage license for the Oahe Days raffle prize pick-up at 5:45 pm. Commissioners will consider…read more »

Fort Pierre City Council Approves Renewal Of Employee Insurance Plan

Fort Pierre City Council Approves Renewal Of Employee Insurance Plan

FORT PIERRE — The City of Fort Pierre has approved renewal of its current health insurance plan for city employees. Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen says that renewal will come with an increase in premiums… Heezen says they did look at some options for changing… The Fort Pierre City Council approved the insurance renewal by unanimous…read more »