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Gettysburg School District To Go Device-Free Starting Next School Year

Gettysburg School District To Go Device-Free Starting Next School Year

GETTYSBURG, (KCCR) — The Gettysburg School District is one of a growing number of districts across the state and country to clamp down on access to smartphones and devices by students during the school day. Superintendent Amber Mikkelsen says the decision to make Gettysburg a device-free school started about a year ago… Along with the…read more »

Rounds Says Little Progress Being Made On Renewing Farm Bill

Rounds Says Little Progress Being Made On Renewing Farm Bill

PIERRE, (KCCR) — Congress is continuing to work on a new five-year federal farm bill. However, Senator Mike Rounds there’s little progress…. Rounds believes we’ll know more after the November election… Republicans have a razor-thin majority in the House while Democrats are doing their best to maintain control of the Senate.read more »

NWS:  Conditions To Cause Sunday Funnel Cloud Not Common

NWS: Conditions To Cause Sunday Funnel Cloud Not Common

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen is shedding some light on a funnel cloud that appeared over eastern Hughes County Sunday. Monday afternoon, photos posted on social media by a Sioux Falls TV station emerged that showed the funnel making contact with the ground, thus confirming a tornado. Meteorologist Renee Wise says there is a…read more »

Pierre City Commission To Meet For Brief Agenda

Pierre City Commission To Meet For Brief Agenda

PIERRE, (KCCR) — There is not much for the Pierre City Commission to consider during tonight’s weekly meeting of the group. Beyond the consent calendar, only a single item is on the agenda for Commissioners to consider action on. The consent calendar carries much more but given the nature of the items on the calendar,…read more »

Hughes County Looking Into New Document Management System

Hughes County Looking Into New Document Management System

PIERRE, (KCCR) — Hughes County is considering a better way to manage documents within the county. Commissioners were given a presentation from Century Business Products at it’s meeting Monday. Manager Scott Lewis says the Square Nine system can limit human error… Lewis says the benefits can funnel down to the citizens… River Cities Transit and…read more »

AAA Urges Caution With Keeping Vehicles Secure From Theft

AAA Urges Caution With Keeping Vehicles Secure From Theft

PIERRE, (KCCR) — July is National Vehicle Theft Prevention Month. After exceeding the 1-million mark in 2022, Triple-A is warning vehicle owners to be extra careful in securing their vehicles. Shawn Steward of Triple-A South Dakota says one motor vehicle is being stolen every 31 seconds in the United States….. He says never leave your…read more »

City Of Pierre Marks End Of Griffin Park Tennis Court Rehab

City Of Pierre Marks End Of Griffin Park Tennis Court Rehab

The City of Pierre has formally closed out a project to resurface the tennis courts in Griffin Park. Parks and Recreation Director Bryan Tipton says a grant from the United States Tennis Association help make the project possible… Tipton says the courts have seen a lot of play since the project was completed… The completion…read more »

Game, Fish And Parks Department Sees Positive Parks Use In June

Game, Fish And Parks Department Sees Positive Parks Use In June

PIERRE, (KCCR) — South Dakota state parks saw decent use in June. South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Park and Recreation Division Director Jeff VanMeetern says June say good numbers despite weather challenges in some parts of the state… VanMeeteren says June camping numbers are about 13-hundred units up on 2023… VanMeetern says those camping…read more »