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Nesiba Calls For More To Be Done For State Corrections Workers

PIERRE — Governor Kristi Noem last week announced immediate pay raises for most correctional officers. Their pay will rise from twenty dollars an hour to twenty three fifty, with the potential to go to twenty eight dollars an hour. Senator Reynold Nesiba of Sioux Falls has been vocal in calling for better pay… Nesiba says…read more »

Thune Says Congress Could Stall If “Red Wave” Wins In November

PIERRE — Republicans in Congress are anticipating a possible “red wave” in the November elections that would give them majority control of both the House and Senate. South Dakota republican Senator John Thune says if that happens, it could lead to two years of stalemate with the democratic Biden Administration… Thune says split control sometimes…read more »

State Transportation Official Preparing For Wider Use Of Electric Vehicles

PIERRE — The South Dakota Transportation Department held open houses last week in Sioux Falls and Rapid City to get input on the state “Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Plan.” Mike Behm, head of the Division of Planning and Engineering, told the Transportation Commission its part of a national plan… Behm says they had a lot…read more »

Thune Backing Bill To End “Unnecessary” Student Loan Deferments

PIERRE — South Dakota Senator John Thune is co-sponsoring a bill that would end what he calls unnecessary student loan deferments… The Biden Administration has halted student loan payments for over a year and may consider a complete loan forgiveness program. Thune, the bill would better target loan paybacks… Thune says the student loan givebacks…read more »

Students In Learn And Earn Program Prepare For Internship Part Of Course

PIERRE — Students taking part in the Dakota Wesleyan University’s Learn and Earn Program are ready for the ‘earn’ part of the program this week. Jessica Carr coordinates the program for the Mitchell university at Pierre’s Capital City Campus. She says the students are excited to enter the second phase of the program… Carr says…read more »

Upcoming Legislative Session To See At Least 38 Bills On Marijuana

PIERRE — So far, South Dakota legislators have pre-filed at least thirty-eight bills dealing with marijuana in some form. Dave Owen, President of the State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, says they and other business groups will be heavily involved in that issue… Owen says adding medical marijuana is another complication… Owen says since marijuana…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 with two updates in special business. Commissioners will hear both a utility rate reminder for 2022 and get an update on water system flushing, which was expected to end if not completed by Christmas. Commissioners will consider…read more »

Capital Girls Finish with Five Points over First Weekend

Capital Girls Finish with Five Points over First Weekend

The Oahe Lady Capitals finished the first weekend of the season with five out of a possible six points winning on both Friday and Saturday over Huron and Rushmore before falling in overtime to Brookings. Friday, Olivia Swenson scored the opening goal three minutes in as Kierstan Miller had two and Ashton Lee netted a…read more »

Pierre City Commission Approves Changes To Some Fees For 2022

Pierre City Commission Approves Changes To Some Fees For 2022

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission earlier this week approved increases in the fees for some city services. Finance Officer Twila Hight says fees for city burial sites are increasing some… Changes are also coming for some Parks items… Some Solid Waste fees are going up for the second straight year… Loose municipal solid waste…read more »