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Noem team responds to Stehly's request for Trump security reimbursement
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Gov.-Elect Kristi Noem's transition team has responded to City Councilor Stehly's request for reimbursement for security to cover President Donald Trump's campaign visit to Sioux Falls in September.
Deutsch does not plan to reintroduce, “bathroom bill” in 2019 session
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The sponsor of an unsuccessful bill to restrict the bathrooms South Dakota transgender students could use says he won’t try again when he returns to the Legislature this session.
SD Corrections Department warns Rapid City about inmate release
PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - South Dakota’s Department of Corrections believes an inmate who has to be released is still a danger to the public. Inmate Cory Yellow Boy, 28, is nearing the end of a three-year sentence for escaping from Pennington County.
Local rodeo stock contractors doing well at NFR
Broncs raised by central South Dakota rodeo stock contractors have won two of the four performances held so far at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Sutton Rodeo Inc. is based in Onida, SD. Isaac Diaz from Desdemona, TX, rode Sutton’s 747 South Point to a 90 point ride in the saddle bronc perf
Deer hunting license proposal tweaked, will get new vote next month
A couple of tweaks were made, Dec. 7, to the proposed rules aimed at changing how South Dakota allocates deer hunting licenses to hunters and they'll go up for another approval vote in January.
SD Board of Nursing Facility Administrators Approves New Role For Former Mid Central Director
PIERRE, S.D. - Dan Guericke received state approval Monday to be a nursing home administrator in White Lake. Earlier this year, Guericke had pleaded guilty to committing a felony crime.
DOC: Released inmate will be a danger to the public
PIERRE, S.D. (KEVN) - South Dakota’s Department of Corrections believes an inmate who has to be released is still a danger to the public. Inmate Cory Yellow Boy, 28, is nearing the end of a three-year sentence for escaping from Pennington County.
Pierre Youth Soccer Team Wins Watertown Tournament
WATERTOWN, S.D. – The Oahe FC Arsenal boys competed in their first tournament of the indoor season in Watertown this past weekend. The team was made up of a mix of U10, U11 and U12 players. The boys competed in the U12 boys division and won the round-robin format tournament by going 4-0. The team ou
Pierre commission raises water, sewer rates, lowers electric rates for 2019
The Pierre City Commission gave final approval last week to increases in water and sewage rates for 2019, and lowered electric rates. Following its preliminary approval Nov. 27 of the changes recommended by city department leaders, the five-member Commission on Tuesday voted 5-0 to increase water ra
Department of Corrections releasing "high-risk" inmate
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) -- Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk is providing notification to law enforcement and the public about the pending release of a state prison inmate. Inmate Cory Yellow Boy, age 28, is currently serving a 3-year sentence for second-degree escape from Pennington County.
Gov.-elect Noem makes six more key staff appointments, including daughter Kennedy
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Republican Gov.-elect Kristi Noem on Friday, Dec. 7, announced six key appointments to the Governor's Office staff, including her daughter Kennedy, who was picked to serve as Noem's policy analyst.
Proposal for future of Duffy Center after school program to be heard Stanley County School Board meeting tonight
The Stanley County School District’s after school ‘Buffs’ program, which provides after hours programming and supervision for children in the district, recently lost a source of funding.
First pheasants: Local Delta Waterfowl chapter hosts pheasant hunt for youngsters
Gavin Hulstein of Fort Pierre was rewarded with a nice retrieve after connecting with his second-ever ring-necked pheasant Dec. 8 during the Fowled Up chapter of Delta Waterfowl’s second youth pheasant hunt. The hunt was held at Steffen Brothers Outdoor Adventures north of Pierre. (Nick Lowrey/Capit
Daugaard leaves governor's office proud of fiscal strength
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Retiring Gov. Dennis Daugaard takes deep pride in South Dakota’s financial health, touting the state’s structurally balanced budget, fully funded retirement system and top-notch credit rating in a farewell address this month.
Stock Market Losses Impact South Dakota Retirement System
PIERRE, S.D. - The South Dakota Retirement System has lost some value. Investments were worth about $12.2 billion on June 30. As of November 30, they were down 0.64 percent. State investment officer Matt Clark told the system's trustees Thursday the portfolio fell a little farther in recent days, as
Commission takes another shot at deer hunting licensing overhaul
PIERRE, S.D. -- Hoping to get their deer hunting licensing overhaul to the finish line, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission on Friday, Dec. 7, approved amendments aimed at attracting more young hunters and making licenses for more exclusive to non-resident hunters.
Pierre pizza starts apartment fire
PIERRE, S.D. (KELO.com) -- A pizza left unattended while baking in the oven filled an apartment with smoke yesterday evening in Pierre. Pierre Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ian Paul says they were called to the Harrison Apartments on the 1600 block of East Dakota Avenue because smoke was coming ou
Be cautious of scams involving gift cards
PIERRE, S.D. – Attorney General Marty Jackley is reminding South Dakotans to be vigilant of gift card scams this holiday season. “Gift cards are becoming the gift of choice for many gift givers, but also another opportunity for scammers to steal from trusting consumers,” said Jackley. “Anyone who de
PHOTOS: South Dakota's governor portraits
South Dakota officials unveiled outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard's official portrait on Tuesday, which will hang in the Capitol building in Pierre. Daugaard has served since 2011; his term ends this year, when he will be succeeded by Kristi Noem. Daugaard's portrait now hangs alongside the 31 portraits
SD board points to steady retention at tech schools
PIERRE, S.D. – Students at South Dakota’s four technical institutes are staying at their respective schools, according to a report released Wednesday. The 2017-2018 retention rate was 78 percent – the same as the year before.