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Month: September, 2017

Feds indict 16 more defendants SD eagle black market case

Saturday, September 30, 2017

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Federal authorities in South Dakota have charged 16 more defendants in a two-year undercover investigation into the illegal trafficking of eagle parts.

U.S. Attorney Randy Seiler announced the indictments Friday in Rapid City. They come on top of indictments he announced against 15 people in April for illegally trafficking in eagles and other migratory birds. The new defendants include operators of pawn shops in Rapid City and Mobridge, two actual pawn shops and other individuals from South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska and Idaho.

The case offers a window into the black market for eagle carcasses, feathers and other parts, which are often used in Native American-style handicrafts.

Federal law limits possession of eagle feathers and other parts to enrolled members of federally recognized tribes who use them in religious practices.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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Nebraska court ends beer sales near South Dakota reservation

Saturday, September 30, 2017

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Supreme Court has rejected an effort to resume beer sales in a tiny village next to an American Indian reservation in South Dakota plagued by alcohol problems.

The court's ruling on Friday upholds an April decision by state regulators not to renew the licenses of four beer stores in Whiteclay, Nebraska.

The stores have sold the equivalent of about 3.5 million cans of beer annually in a village with nine residents next to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where alcohol is banned. The village has served for decades as a remote hangout for people to panhandle, loiter, fight and pass out on sidewalks.

Whiteclay has faced growing criticism from activists who say the stores fuel alcohol-related problems on the reservation, including high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


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Pierre Ready For Fireball Run

Friday, September 29, 2017


PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) – The Pierre area has been busy in preparation for the teams from the Amazon TV series Fireball Run. 

40 teams started the adventure at Eau Claire, Wisconsin on September 22nd and proceeded through Rochester Minnesota, Dubuque, Burlington and Fort Dodge, Iowa. 

The teams rolled into Vermillion yesterday and start this morning in Yankton, South Dakota.

Pierre will host the day 7 finish line today and the day 8 starting line of the adventure show tomorrow. Laura Schoen Carbonneau with the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce says this afternoon is filled with events for the community to come and see:

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Just a reminder that on Friday, Pierre Street will be closed from Sioux Avenue to Missouri Avenue from 5:30 Friday morning until 2 A.M. Saturday.   Dakota Avenue will be closed from the alley located just east of Bob’s Lounge to the alley located just east of Mad Mary’s Steakhouse from 1 until 6:30 P.M. 

You’ll be able to meet and greet the Fireball Run teams as they cross the finish line from  4:30 till 6 P.M.  In addition to the cars, you might see a celebrity.  Austin St. John, the original Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and former Miss America’s Nicole Johnson and Sharlene Wells are participating in Fireball Run. 

If you go to the events, be aware that TV crews will be filming so you might be on TV.  Carbonneau says the finish and starting line events are also live streamed:

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Fireball run is also one of America’s largest efforts on recovering missing children.  Every driving team is assigned a child missing from their home of origin, and they are provided 1,000 missing child flyers to distribute along the 2,000 mile journey. According to the Fireball Run website, the campaign has aided in the recovery of 44 missing children.  The Children’s Rescue Network will also be in Pierre this week:

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Tonight, the 40 Fireball Run teams, crew and members of the community will host a dinner and a silent auction benefit for the Children's Rescue Network at Drifters Bar & Grille.  More information on tickets for the event are on the Pierre Chamber Website.

On Saturday, Broadway Avenue will be closed from South Dakota Boulevard to Governor’s Drive between 6 and 9:30 A.M. Carbonneau says the Saturday starting line is also packed with events:

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The teams will be leaving Pierre for their final destination of Rapid City.

For more information on Fireball Run, visit FireballRun.com.


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VFW Members Have A Home At Legion Cabin

Friday, September 29, 2017

 

PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) -- Since the VFW sold their building, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has found a new home. 

American Legion Manager Ron Lebeau said that the VFW has settled in to the Legion Cabin at the bottom of Pierre Street and it’s still a vital group:

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Lebeau said that the new VFW commander, Bill Weischedel, is trying to keep the organization going, and he points out that the new commander brings with him a new perspective:

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As well as the camaraderie of the VFW, Lebeau points out that the benefits of an organization and for serving, can sometimes be overlooked—the the VFW doesn’t want you to miss out:

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Lebeau went on to add that the VFW is not the only addition under the American  Legion roof, and he  listed all the groups who meet—and are happy to add new members:

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For more details on this, or any other organizations that are housed at the Legion Cabin, stop by at the bottom of Pierre Street, or call 224-7681.


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Light The Trail To Ride Through Pierre

Friday, September 29, 2017

PIERRE, S.D. (TodaysKCCR.com) -- Light the Trail, an initiative of the Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation,  is a coast to coast cycling journey aiming to start conversations about suicide and mental health across the United States. 

The foundation was started in 2014 by Tom and Ellen Harris who lost their daughter Jordan to suicide. Ellen Harris says after their daughter’s death, they started sharing her story and that lead to an idea of the foundation and cross country cycling trip:

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The 3,700 mile cycling journey started September 3rd and follows a familiar trail.  Tom Harris tells us more about that trail:

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Each Day, Tom, Ellen and the Light the Trail team dedicate their daily ride to the memory of someone who lost their life to suicide. You can visit LightTheTrailRide.org/ride4 to read past stories from loved ones or submit a family member’s story. 

The ride ends in Washington DC this November on Veterans Day.  Once in Washington, Harris tells us they have partnered with an organization that works to raise awareness to the veteran suicide.

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The Harris’s say they ride to bring awareness and try to break the stigma attached to mental illness and suicide:

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Tom and Ellen will ride into Pierre on Saturday afternoon.  Sunday is a rest day and the Harris’s plan on taking in the Pierre community.  The ride will begin again on Monday morning.

For more information on Light the Trail, visit LightTheTrail.org or you can follow their ride on Facebook and Instagram. 


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Govs and Lady Govs Cross Country Compete In Watertown

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Lady Govs and Govs cross country team were in action last night in Watertown for the Watertown Invite.

On the boys side Caleb Lusk was the top runner for the Govs as he finished 30th with a time of 18:06. Lincoln Turman was the next best runner for the boys with a time of 18:59 and a 52nd finish. Sioux Falls Washington was able to win the invite as a team, the Govs finished in seventh in the eight team invite.

On the girls side Hunter Martell would be the top runner as she finished seventh with a time of 20:24. Kyla Keyes was the next best runner for the Lady Govs with a 15th place finish with a time of 20:48. As a team Aberdeen Central would win the invite. The Lady Govs would finish in fifth place in the 11 team invite.

Both teams will have the ESD invite next, which will be in Watertown on October 7th


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Lady Gov Volleyball In Action Last Night

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Lady Gov volleyball team was in action last night as they had to travel to Aberdeen to take on Aberdeen Central.

The Lady Govs would loss a hard fought battle in four sets 17-25, 18-25, 25-23 and 19-25. The Lady Govs have now drop two games in a row and their record drops to 5-8 on the year.With the win Aberdeen Central sees their record improve to 8-4.

The Lady Govs will be back in action on Tuesday as they will take on Huron at home game time set for 7 pm. 


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Lady Govs Tennis In ESD Invite Yesterday

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Lady Govs tennis team competed in the ESD Conference meet yesterday in Aberdeen. The Lady Govs scored 189 team points and finished in third. Mitchell was able to win the team title with 309 points Watertown was second with 270.

Chole Ryan was able to finish in sixth in number one singles and Cassandrea Ryckman finish with a fifth place consolation championship at number two singles. Sydney Larson would compete well at the number three flight singles taking third place. Grace Jones finished in third in the number four flight singles. Kailee Schultz took the consolation championship at number five singles and Sabrina Kintz was able to get to the championship match in number six singles but took second.

Chole Ryan and Ryckman finished third at number one doubles and Larson and Jones won the ESD title in number two flight doubles. Schultz and Kintz competed well but finished fourth in number three doubles.

The Lady Govs will now get a break before the state tournament start next Thursday.


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Pierre Govs Football At Home On Saturday

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Pierre Govs football team will be in action tomorrow night against the Sturgis Brown Scoopers.

The Govs loss a hard fought second half to Harrisburg on Tuesday evening 25-20. The Govs were down 25-7 when that second half got restarted. Pierre is sitting at 4-1 on the season as Sturgis comes in with a 2-3 overall record. Sturgis was able to defeat Spearfish last week 20-6.

This game can be heard right here on Today’s KCCR kickoff at 7 pm pregame will start at 6:40 pm. 


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Stanley County Football On The Road Tonight

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Stanley County Buffalo football team will be in action tonight as they will be on the road against Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central. The game will be played at Sanborn Central.

The Buffs have been on a tear of late as they have won four games in a row as they won their last game over St. Francis Indian 56-0 and are 5-1 on the year.

Woonsocket/Wessington Springs/Sanborn Central won last week over Chamberlain 26-13. The Blackhawks are having a good year with a 4-1 record so far. Game will kickoff at 7 pm. 


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