Category Archives: Local News

Rounds Says Price Gouging Not A Factor In High Fuel Prices

Rounds Says Price Gouging Not A Factor In High Fuel Prices

PIERRE — Fuel prices continue to stun motorists when they fill up gas tanks across the county. There is some concern that oil companies are engaging in price gouging of fuel prices. South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds doesn’t believe price gouging is happening… Rounds says the Biden Administration’s energy policies aren’t helping either… Rounds says…read more »

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission is meeting for the final time in June tonight. A proclamation will be made in special business for Park and Recreation Month in July before considering approval of a five-item consent calendar. Commissioners will consider approval of a street closure request for the Street Master’s car club Gravity Drags…read more »

Fuel Prices Adding To Burden For South Dakota Businesses

Fuel Prices Adding To Burden For South Dakota Businesses

PIERRE — Rising costs are hitting businesses in two ways, increasing their costs and cutting sales due to rising prices. South Dakota Retailers Association Executive Director Nathan Sanderson says almost all of it is tied to rising fuel prices… Sanderson says online sellers are not insulated from the rising costs either… Sanderson says some of…read more »

Fort Pierre Man Sentenced To Nearly 30 Years On Federal Sex Crime Charge

Fort Pierre Man Sentenced To Nearly 30 Years On Federal Sex Crime Charge

PIERRE — A Fort Pierre man has been sentenced to nearly 30 years in federal prison. U-S Attorney Alison Ramsdell says 40 year-old James Cadwell was sentenced Tuesday June 21st to 28 years in federal custody. Cadwell’s sentence includes seven years of probation upon his release. Cadwell was indicted on a federal charge of Sexual…read more »

Child Killed In Drowning At Farm Island

Child Killed In Drowning At Farm Island

PIERRE — The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says a child died Saturday evening at the Farm Island Recreation Area along the Missouri River. Sheriff Patrick Callahan says deputies were dispatched to Farm Island around 5:20 p m Saturday for a report of a missing three-year-old child, last seen near the edge of the water at…read more »

Possible Gas Tax Holiday Could Mean Trouble For State Highways

Possible Gas Tax Holiday Could Mean Trouble For State Highways

PIERRE — President Biden has asked Congress to suspend the eighteen cent per gallon federal gas tax through September as a way to cut costs for consumers. South Dakota Transportation Department Secretary Joel Jundt says any cut in that funding could be a problem… Jundt spoke to the Transportation Commission at their meeting in Pierre…read more »

Democratic Senate Candidate Bengs Says Congress Should Act On Price Gouging

Democratic Senate Candidate Bengs Says Congress Should Act On Price Gouging

PIERRE — There may be no quick and easy fixes to inflation. South Dakota democratic Senate candidate Brian Bengs says it’s a worldwide issue… Bengs says he believes oil companies are taking advantage of the situation… Bengs says Congress can take action on companies that are price gouging… Bengs, a first-time candidate, is challenging three…read more »

ACLU To Keep Fighting Overturn Of Roe vs Wade As Noem Calls For Special Session

ACLU To Keep Fighting Overturn Of Roe vs Wade As Noem Calls For Special Session

PIERRE — The Supreme Court has overturned Roe V. Wade, effectively nullifying the constitutional right to an abortion nationwide and turning the decision of abortion access to state governments. Governor Kristi Noem has called for a special session, and as a “trigger law” state, abortions are illegal in South Dakota with the exception of cases…read more »