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Peterson sentenced for stealing from Cowboy Country Store in Fort Pierre

A 63-year-old Pierre woman convicted of stealing over $3,000 from her employer has been sentenced in Stanley County Court. States Attorney Tom Maher says Diana Peterson’s request for a suspended imposition of sentence was granted. Peterson was also ordered to successfully complete 12 months of super


Pierre changes 10 foot fire pit requirement to a recommendation

The Pierre City Commission has approved a revision to the town’s fire ordinance that will allow more residents to enjoy their outdoor fire pit or outdoor fireplace– legally.


Zoning issue brings rare 3-2 vote on Pierre Commission

In a rare display of dissonance, the Pierre City Commission divided 3-2 in denying a couple’s rezoning request after an unusually protracted consideration of the plans of Beth and Jack Dokken to turn their house into a duplex.


Police: Pierre woman found with meth

A Pierre woman was arrested Monday after police say they found methamphetamine in her vehicle. Pierre police Capt. Bryan Walz said Yolanda Flowers was stopped by police because of an equipment violation on her vehicle. During the stop officers noticed drug paraphernalia and what appeared to be metha


Pierre woman faces drug charges after Monday afternoon traffic stop

A 34-year-old Pierre woman faces drug charges after a traffic stop yesterday (Mon.) afternoon. Information from the Pierre Police Department says officers stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation. The driver, Yolanda Flowers, was found to be in possession of a controlled substance and drug parap


Rapid City woman pleads guilty to drug, speeding charges in Stanley County

A 29-year-old Rapid City woman has pled guilty (Tues.) to drug and speeding charges stemming from her arrest in Stanley County in February. Stanley County States Attorney Tom Maher says Kaylee Zilverberg pled guilty to Possession of Controlled Substance and Speeding.


Pierre teacher brings ocean to classroom

It is, in fact, possible to give Pierre elementary students a hands-on experience with the sea, despite the nearest ocean being more than 1,400 miles away. Kyle Falk a fifth-grade teacher at Buchanan Elementary conceived the idea last year. Working with a marine biologist from Michigan, Falk and his


Pierre Woman Sentenced In Stanley County For Stealing $3,000 From Employer

(KCCR) — A Pierre woman who pleaded guilty in late March to taking cash and lottery funds from a Fort Pierre convenience store will not face any jail time. Judge Christina Klinger granted 63 year-old Diana Peterson’s request for a suspended imposition of sentence after pleading guilty to Grand Theft


South Dakota Peach Festival Father’s Day Weekend

Summertime and fresh peaches go together like dads and recliners! So maybe it is no mistake that the South Dakota Peach Festival is happening on Father's Day weekend this year.


Hemp, drug laws set for legislative studies in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota legislators have set some priorities for attention in the 2020 session, including hemp’s potential impact on the state, the fiscal and human impact of drug laws and access to mental health treatment.


Brandon safest community in South Dakota

BRANDON, S.D. - Brandon has been named the safest city In South Dakota for 2019. The report, released by Safewise, a home safety review company, uses recent FBI crime data to come up with its rankings, as well as noting population and income figures.


University Center to become community college?

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) -- USD's University Center in Sioux Falls could be making a big transition. USD President Sheila Gestring told South Dakota lawmakers that it will be Community College for the city. The announcement was met with some raised eyebrows.


So What Is The Best Cut Of Steak For South Dakota Grilling?

So What Is The Best Cut Of Steak For South Dakota Grilling? We are just going into the peak Steak Grilling season. So what is your favorite cut of steak to toss on the BBQ? There are so many cuts of beef to choose from like Tenderloin, New York Strip, Ribeye, Top Sirloin, T-Bone, Porterhouse, etc.


Pierre city employee dies after heart attack on municipal golf course

Pierre city employee Buddy Hendrickson, an avid golfer on the city’s Hillsview golf course, died on opening day Friday after having an apparent heart attack on the 16th hole.


South Dakota's largest rummage sale kicks off in Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Kingswood Rummage Sales start Wednesday and can run through Saturday. This is the 41st anniversary of the big event. On the Kingswood Rummage Sales website, customers are able to go on and search for any item they would like to shop for. Each sale has different hours a


Lady Gov Golfers Second in Own Invitational

PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre Lady Governor Golf team fired a 343 team score to finish second at the Pierre Invitational the Lady Govs hosted on Tuesday at Hillsview Golf Course. Aberdeen Central fired a 325 to win the tournament by 18 strokes. Rapid City Stevens had a 351 to finish in third place ahead


Prosecutor: No jail time for embezzler

A Pierre woman who pleaded guilty last month to stealing more than $3,000 from a Fort Pierre business was sentenced, Tuesday. Stanley County State’s Attorney Tom Maher said, in a Tuesday news release, that 63-year-old Diana Peterson had been to pay restitution, do 25 hours of community service per w


Tornado sirens will sound across South Dakota today, but it’s only a test (Audio)

WATERTOWN, S.D.–The sound of tornado sirens will fill the skies across South Dakota this morning. This is Severe Weather Awareness Week across the state, and the director of South Dakota Emergency Management, Tina Titze, says the tornado drills being held today are designed to encourage people to pu


Oahe rises into top flood control zone

The water in Oahe Dam has risen to less than three feet from the top, into the “exclusive flood control” zone, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ flood management team based in Omaha says it will increase the release from the dam to lower the reservoir level.


Prescribed fire set for Angostura rec area

PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - A prescribed fire is planned for Angostura State Recreation Area Wednesday, as long as conditions allow. The state Department of Agriculture’s Wildland Fire Division; and Game, Fish and Parks will burn about 107 acres in the northeast corner of the recreation area.