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Friday is "crossover day" in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Lights at the State Capitol burned well into the evening Wednesday as lawmakers worked to clear bills out of committee by weeks end. Members of the House State Affairs Committee met for two hours Wednesday morning and, after taking more than 90 minutes to hear one bill, th


Senate Panel Wants State Supremacy Enforced On South Dakota Firearms Regulations

PIERRE, S.D. - A state lawmaker from Minnehaha County wants South Dakota's attorney general to take legal action against any local government that adopts its own firearms regulation.


South Dakota backs out of Minnesota city's wild turkey relocation plan

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has apparently backed out of the partnership recently struck with the city of Moorhead, according to councilwoman Sara Watson Curry.


Bill to create statewide Early Learning Advisory Council killed in committee

PIERRE, S.D. (SDBA) - A bill to create a statewide Early Learning Advisory Council was killed in a House committee Wednesday in Pierre, reports the SDBA. House Bill 1175 sought to establish a 12-member council with the purpose of collecting data and determining where and how the state could receive


5 Takeaways from the Fort Pierre City Council meeting

Fort Pierre’s City Council held their bi-weekly meeting Tuesday night to discuss upcoming town business. Here are 5 things you should know:. Finance Officer Roxanne Heezen announced that Fort Pierre met its budget numbers for 2018, which is good news for the city as it moves into a 2019 full of cons


SD Lawmakers Kill Bill To Require Insurance Coverage For Autism Therapy

PIERRE, S.D. - In Pierre on Wednesday, the House State Affairs committee killed a bill that would have mandated South Dakota health insurers include autism and therapy known as ABA in their coverage.


Pierre getting near to record February snowfall

Putting some numbers to what we feel in our bones: Pierre has a chance of setting a record for snowfall in February. In related news, it’s been one of the coldest Februaries on record, after a very normal January.


Convicted Sex Offender From South Dakota Arrested At Pittsburgh Homeless Camp

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A sex offender who secretly left Sioux Falls, South Dakota was arrested Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Gregory Davis, 58, is in the Allegheny County Jail, charged with the crime of being a fugitive from justice. That charge will have to be answered to before he is extradited to South D


Illusionist brings world-class touring show to Pierre

REZA has taken the art of illusion to a new level, delivering his rock concert style magic show to audiences across the globe. Don’t expect rabbits out of hats! Reza's current tour transports concert level lighting & production merged with the most incredible cutting-edge magic in existence today. R


Ellee Spawn, Dem Congressional candidate remains at large in Pierre today. Candidate notes recent car accident AND support for Green New Deal.

If you recall, yesterday I pointed out that Democrat Candidate for Congress Ellee Spawn has bench warrants out for her repeated violation of SDCL 32-12-65.1 Driving While Revoked, in addition to a warrant out for her arrest for failure to appear.


Pierre’s outdoor pool committee says $12M plan best way to replace 1925 pool

A year almost to the day after Pierre Mayor Steve Harding appointed nine people to study how or if to build a new outdoor swimming pool to replace its broken-down 95-year-old one, the group reported back to the Mayor and the other four members of the City Commission.


Dog Rescued From Missouri River In Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. - Some dog owners in Pierre are felling pretty thankful. On Monday, the Pierre Fire department rescue squad saved a dog that had fallen into the icy Missouri River.


S.D. Senate Faces Vote On Banning Use Of Mobile Devices While Driving

PIERRE, S.D. - No opponents went to the microphone at a hearing Wednesday on making it a primary offense throughout South Dakota to text or to use mobile devices for many other purposes while driving.


80 miles, 20 people

After this past weekend’s snow alert, some criticism mounted on the Pierre city government for taking about 24 hours to haul snow away. Pierre Utilities Director Brad Palmer said that’s “pretty typical.”


South Dakota High Court Rules Against Woman in Same-sex Benefits Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Supreme Court has ruled against a retired police official seeking state retirement system survivor benefits after her wife, a former police captain, died of cancer.


Senators endorse allowing concealed guns in SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota senators have advanced a bill that would allow people to bring guns into the state Capitol. The chamber voted 20-13 Wednesday to send the bill to the House. It would allow people who have an enhanced permit to bring concealed handguns into the Capitol if they notify


South Dakota won’t take Moorhead turkeys after all. They’re ‘too urban’

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A plan to relocate nuisance wild turkeys from this northwestern Minnesota city to South Dakota has taken a twist. The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks has apparently backed out of the partnership recently struck with the city of Moorhead, according to councilwoman Sa


Feeding South Dakota Launches New Trailer In Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. - Feeding South Dakota launched the newest addition of its fleet this week in Rapid City. You can see the custom built 2019 30-foot enclosed Featherlite trailer. It's a mobile food pantry designed to bring nutritious foods to the most food insecure neighborhoods in Rapid City.


Ice rescue of pet dog

The Pierre Fire Department Rescue Squad was dispatched to a report of a dog that could not get out of the river due to ice conditions at approximately 2:56 pm February 18, 2019.


Rural funding initiatives help to fill health care gaps in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO.com) -- A lack of access to quality health care in rural America, including in remote areas of South Dakota, leads to increased mortality rates for rural residents.

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