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Friday Morning Fire Does Serious Damage To Pierre Home

Friday Morning Fire Does Serious Damage To Pierre Home

PIERRE — A fire early Friday morning does serious damage to a Pierre home. Pierre Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were called to the 2000 block of East Broadway Avenue just after one A-M… Paul says firefighters worked to make sure the fire didn’t spread to nearby homes… A cause for the fire remains…read more »

Mortenson Spending Interim Working To Get Voters To Polls And Possible Improvements To Cultural Heritage Center

Mortenson Spending Interim Working To Get Voters To Polls And Possible Improvements To Cultural Heritage Center

PIERRE — District 24 Representative Will Mortenson didn’t volunteer to serve on any of this year’s interim Committees, but that doesn’t mean he’s not looking ahead some to the 2022 legislative session. Mortenson says he’d like to improve voter turnout in local elections… Mortenson also wants to address concerns over civics and history, possibly starting…read more »

Fundraiser For Philip Movie Theater To Be Held Tonight

Fundraiser For Philip Movie Theater To Be Held Tonight

PHILIP — A west central South Dakota movie theater is continuing its effort to replace its damaged projector. The Gem Theater in Phillip lost the use of its lone projector after a series of power outages during a March snow storm caused a power surge which damaged the projector. The theater has advertisers whose ads…read more »

Pierre Woman Facing 14 Charges As Hit-And-Run Ends In Crash With Camper

Pierre Woman Facing 14 Charges As Hit-And-Run Ends In Crash With Camper

PIERRE — A Pierre woman is arrested late Wednesday night on multiple charges after a hit-and-run call ended in a pursuit that damaged multiple vehicles. Pierre Police Captain Bryan Walz says officers were first called to the initial hit-and-run just before 10-PM in the 1700 block of North Garfield Avenue. As officers conducted their investigation,…read more »

Health Department Suspending Future Press Briefings On Covid-19

Health Department Suspending Future Press Briefings On Covid-19

PIERRE — The South Dakota Department of Health announced Wednesday it is suspending regular press conferences to discuss the status of Covid-19 in South Dakota. But according to South Dakota State Epidemiologist Dr. Josh Clayton, the pandemic is not over yet… Clayton says health officials believe hitting the 70-percent vaccination goal will happen… Clayton says…read more »

Pierre School District Sees Increases In Some Insurance Costs For Next School Year

Pierre School District Sees Increases In Some Insurance Costs For Next School Year

PIERRE — From vehicles to health, insurance is going up for the Pierre School District. Business manager Darla Mayer says property insurance saw a big jump from last year… Auto insurance also saw an increase… The premium package for the District for property, auto and liability coverage is 132-thousand 779-dollars. Mayer says worker’s compensation coverage…read more »