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Pierre man sentenced for fourth DUI offense

On Tuesday, Oct. 16 Circuit Judge Patricia Devaney sentenced James Edwards of Pierre, 55, to a five-year suspended sentence for his fourth DUI offense since 2012, according to a news release from Stanley County State’s Attorney Tom Maher.

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 03:05:00

Fort Pierre submits plan for WR/LJ to install water line on Frontier Road

Officials from the city of Fort Pierre have approved a service request for West River Lyman Jones (WR/LJ) to install a water line on Frontier Road. The line would supply water to a series of houses on the road.The request for service was approved at a Fort Pierre city council meeting on Monday, Oct.

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-19 03:48:00

Cost of SD plumber’s license to rise, enforcement in question

Shown during the Oct. 18, South Dakota Plumbing Commission meeting, from left, are commission chair Dave Hansen, a plumbing contractor from Dell Rapids, Mark Rogers, a public member from Dell Rapids, Dave Baumberger, a Rapid City plumber, and James Bailey, a State Health Department representative. N

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-19 03:48:00

Lynn’s Dakotamart buys Yesway convenience store/gas station in Pierre

Rodney Messmer, second from right, and Tim Murphy, second from left, executives with Lynn’s Dakotamart based in Rapid City, were helped Tuesday by Matt Ellefson, left, and Rob Polasky, right, assistant managers at Dakotamart grocery store at 120 W. Sioux Ave. in Pierre, in taking over the ex-Yesway


City approves special use permit for McComsey’s auto body shop on Garfield

The Pierre City Commission approved a conditional use permit for local business owner Gerrick McComsey to operate an auto body shop on a 9.5-acre parcel he owns on the east side of Garfield Avenue, the truck route along the east side of the city.The property is zoned for “Local Business,” and “the b

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 03:05:00

Could you be a Billionaire? - KNBN NewsCenter1

While the jackpots are sure to create excitement among players, the South Dakota Lottery advises players to play responsibly. If you or someone you know has a problem with gambling, please visit for assistance.

NEWSCENTER1.TV - 2018-10-19 17:02:07

Pierre gears up for busy Saturday to kickoff pheasant season

As pheasant season opens on Saturday, Oct. 20, there will be plenty who go out searching for the perfect bird. But for those who won’t be hunting on Saturday, there will still be a wide variety of activities to choose from in the Pierre area.On Saturday, those in the area will be able to visit event

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-19 03:48:00

Fort Pierre still looking to address unlicensed mobile homes

The city of Fort Pierre is looking at updating its mobile home ordinances as some mobile home courts remain unlicensed following violations.Fort Pierre mobile home ordinances mandate certain standards for courts in the city. These include such items as keeping premises clean, making sure that vehicl


Changes to camping fees proposed

The commission proposed to define the new service of a modern cabin being a structure with beds, electricity, sewer and water and establish a fee of $150/night. The commission also proposed to increase the per night fee for the lodge at Shadehill Recreation area from $205 to $280 due to expansion of

BROOKINGS REGISTER - 2018-10-19 16:29:58

Downtown Pierre shops will hold “Autumn Wine Walk” on Saturday

In this 2016 file photo Kat Myers and Derek Leiferman, both 17 and from Pierre, entertain people lining up for Pierre’s first-ever wine walk. (file photo)

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 03:05:00

Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction report

The Ft. Pierre Livestock Auction, Ft. Pierre, South Dakota, reported receipts of 2,920 head Oct. 12, compared to 5,402 head a week ago and 8,231 head last year, according to the USDA-South Dakota Department of Agriculture Market News Service, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

HIGH PLAINS JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 13:45:00

Fort Pierre city council awards Verendrye tuckpointing project

The tuckpointing project for the Verendrye Museum in Fort Pierre will be completed by Sharpe Enterprises, the same company tasked with demolishing the American Legion Post 20 building located next door.Rick Hahn, public works director for Fort Pierre announced that Sharpe Enterprises made the low bi


That time I shot a double

I am not the best shotgunner that ever lived.My embarrassing performance in the duck blind last weekend was enough to convince me of that. As are the many days in the dove fields where I’ve come home with three empty boxes of shells and fewer than 10 doves to show for it. Don’t get me started on the

CAPITAL JOURNAL - 2018-10-18 03:05:00

Officials: Trooper justified in officer-involved shooting on I-29 in September

Gatluak walked out of the vehicle with a beer bottle, with the trooper giving commands to stay in the vehicle. Gatluak disobeyed the command and began walking toward the trooper, whose weapon was drawn.


South Dakota's prisons are full

PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota’s prisons are near capacity, with counts topping the four thousand mark over the past few months.Governor Dennis Daugaard says that largely is tied to population growth.Daugaard says they are working to control the rate of increase.Daugaard says most prisoners in the sy

101.9 KELO-FM - 2018-10-18 17:51:00

Evaluating progress at Pine Ridge Girls School | Native Sun News Today

PIERRE –The South Dakota Community Foundation (SDCF) presented a $10,000 Community Innovation Grant (CIG) to the Pine Ridge Girls School. Offered in partnership with the Bush Foundation, forty applications were submitted for Round 2, 2018 CIG and fourteen nonprofits were selected to receive grants.


Nelson: Feels called to serve, protect

This race will be to fill out the remaining two years of the four-year term of former State’s Attorney Abigail Howard, who resigned at the start of this year in order to serve as a magistrate judge for the Third Judicial Circuit. When the position is up again on the 2020 ballot, it will be for the f


Sun Of Plains Sculpture Will Rise At State's Capitol

It's Sun of the Plains -- that's sun with a u -- and the piece of art, made from South Dakota granite, has a unique feature.

KELOLAND TV - 2018-10-17 20:05:59

Trout to be stocked into Mickelson Pond

In this file photo Phill and Carol Hollingsworth watch as 1,200 rainbow trout are stocked into Mickelson Pond Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2016. (Nick Lowrey/Capital Journal)


Perpich: Break the status quo in Pierre

A native of Marshall, Texas, Perpich comes from a family of blue-collar working Democrats, and their discussions of politics rubbed off on her as she grew up, and political activism became a big part of her life.