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47th annual 4-H Finals Rodeo begins Friday in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (DAKOTA RADIO GROUP) -The 47th annual 4-H Finals Rodeo starts Friday evening at the Stanley County Fairgrounds in Fort Pierre.4-H Finals Rodeo Committee Board President Casey Hanson of Burke tells Dakota Radio Group that over 500 youth will be competing throughout the four performa


Oahe Speedway Calls Off Sunday’s Races

PIERRE, S.D. – With the forecast of rain officials of Oahe Speedway north of Pierre called off Sunday’s Pepsi Points race series and the Summit Racing’s King of the Track race. The Pepsi Points races were the 8th of the series this year and the Oahe Racer’s Association Board says that those races si


Pierre Soccer Travels to Aberdeen (Audio)

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Lady Governor and Governor soccer teams return to action Saturday when they travel to Aberdeen to face the Golden Eagle. The Lady Governors are off to a 2-0 start having outscored their first two opponents 3-0 but Head Coach Sydney Zanin says playing on the artificial surfa


Trader Days on target for fast draw fun Fischers Lilly Park one of several venues

Richard Trautman of Pierre, the marshal of the Dakota Gunslingers club, competes in a Cowboy Fast Draw competition last year. Visitors to Traders Days at Lilly Park in Fort Pierre on Friday and Saturday will have a chance to try out the sport as a fundraiser for local Special Olympics – $5 for five


Six arrested in sex trafficking sting during Sturgis rally

Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday his office worked in conjunction with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Rapid City police, Sturgis police and the state Division of Criminal Investigation on the sting which took place during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.


Man sentenced to prison for raping injured teenage girl

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A Pine Ridge man has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after she'd been run over by a vehicle.Authorities say the girl had been drinking at a party in April 2014 when she was dragged and run over by a v


Fort Pierre slows its sales tax slide

Shown are annual sales tax revenues for Fort Pierre since 2009, and the amount collected through June in 2017 and 2018. Compared to the first half of last year, sales tax revenues this year is down 1.28 percent. June figures were up 6 percent, which helped wipe out a lot of the 3.28 percent shortfal


Safety training to extend Friday in-service for Pierre teachers

Pierre teachers will spend an extra half day participating in in-service training this Friday, schools superintendent Kelly Glodt said Monday during the regular August meeting of the Pierre school board.Normally, the in-service time before classes start lasts about half a day, Glodt said. This year


Law officers arrest Pierre stand-off suspect using "less-than-lethal" ammo early Friday

An 18-year-old man is facing charges after a standoff with law enforcement in the early dark hours of Friday near McDonald’s in Pierre which led to the man being arrested and hospitalized after he was hit with “less-than-lethal” ammunition.The man, tall, large-framed with black hair, was loaded on t


Pierre man charged with beating baby says his phone will prove innocence

Gary Martin, 35, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of beating a two-month-old baby boy in January 2018, in Pierre. He's slated for trial this fall and remains in the Hughes County Jail in Pierre. (Photo from Hughes County Jail)


Winners crowned in the Pierre/Fort Pierre Women’s Softball League

In the first half of the season, Fine Line Auto/Brosz Engineering/The Chateau was crowned Gold Division Champions, while Jaegair finished runner-up. In the Silver Division, Gateway/Bankwest won the title, while All Pro Garage Doors/Hair by Kori finished runner-up.


Judge: Eagle Butte man gets year shaved from prison sentence for “not lying”

Brian Picotte, 38, of Eagle Butte, was sentenced this week in Pierre to five years in prison, with three suspended, by state Circuit Judge Mark Barnett for a felony drug charge to which he pleaded guilty. (Photo from Sioux City, Iowa jail)


Pierre to run pilot tests of filtration systems for proposed new water plant

Pierre will see a pilot study of water treatment methods to see what works best in the new water plant proposed to be built by 2021.At Tuesday’s City Commission meeting, Utilities Director Brad Palmer said the cost of the pilot program would be $100,000 and already has been budgeted in to the estima


Fort Pierre ET zoning decisions shifted to September

Shown are the boundaries of the existing extraterritorial area around Fort Pierre, the city limits and the proposed extraterritorial area. New zoning, specific to the extraterritorial area, is also in the works. (Dave Askins/Capital Journal)


First Annual Trader Days This Week in Fort Pierre

The Friday activities continue on Saturday as well as there being a bean bag toss tournament, the backyard BBQ competition, two 4-H Finals Rodeo performances and a concert. Hanson says you’ll also be able to test your fast draw skills.


Mayor’s duel in Cowboy quick draw match

Horses neighed, music played, and revolvers were shot in Fort Pierre this weekend.The city’s settlement dates back to 1817 and the gunslinging booth at the north end of Fishers Lilly Park during Trader Days harkened back to the old west. Friday and Saturday evening hundreds of wax bullets were shot

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Pierre police use "less-lethal" ammo to arrest 18-year-old in standoff

Russell Hanson, 18, of Pierre, was booked into the Hughes County Jail in Pierre early Friday, Aug. 17, after an hour-long standoff in a parking lot behind McDonald’s Restaurant in Pierre. (Photo: Hughes County Jail)

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Week ahead in state government

Economic Development Board, credit committee, 1 p.m. CT, teleconference and 711 E. Wells Avenue, Pierre. Agenda: .


Pierre pool closed for season due to motor problem

City officials closed the Pierre outdoor swimming pool on Dakota Avenue on Monday and said it was closed for the season.The plan had been to close it on Friday, Aug. 17, but a “mechanical concern with a pool motor,” required the pool be shut down Monday, according to a news release from Tom Farnswor


Winning numbers drawn in 'Dakota Cash' game

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