Category Archives: Local News

Mehlhaff Receives Community Leader Award For Years Of Commitment To Public Power

Mehlhaff Receives Community Leader Award For Years Of Commitment To Public Power

PIERRE — Pierre City Commissioner Jim Mehlhaff has only a handful of remaining Commission meetings left before stepping off the dais after 12 years on the Commission. A long-time Utilities Commissioner during his tenure, Mehlhaff was given a Community Leader award by Missouri River Energy Services, one of the City of Pierre’s power suppliers… Utilities…read more »

Key Lime Air Pilot Safety Lands After Mid-Air Collision

Key Lime Air Pilot Safety Lands After Mid-Air Collision

DENVER, CO — A cargo plane owned by Key Lime Air, the parent company of Denver Air Connection, which will be serving Pierre in July, survived a mid-air collision with another aircraft and landed safely in Colorado Wednesday. Air traffic control communications from LiveACT-dot-com reveal the unnamed pilot of Key Lime Fight 970 didn’t seem…read more »

Avera To Hold Covid Vaccine Clinic For Eligible Students At GMMS Monday

Avera To Hold Covid Vaccine Clinic For Eligible Students At GMMS Monday

PIERRE — With the announcement from the Centers for Disease Control that children 12 to 15 years old are now eligible for Covid-19 vaccinations, Avera Health is working with the Pierre School District on a vaccination clinic at Georgia Morse Middle School. The clinic will take place on Monday May 17th from four to seven…read more »

Traditional Banks Watching As Crypto Currencies Make News

Traditional Banks Watching As Crypto Currencies Make News

PIERRE — While crypto currencies like Bitcoin are getting a lot of attention, commercial banks are waiting on the sidelines.  South Dakota Bankers Association President Karl Adam says they opposed a bill in this year’s legislature dealing with those online transactions… Adam says the volatility of crypto currency is a problem for banks.. Adam says there…read more »

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Held In Pierre Wednesday

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Held In Pierre Wednesday

PIERRE — Law enforcement from across South Dakota gathered at Capitol Lake in Pierre for the annual Law Enforcement Memorial service and wreath laying ceremony Wednesday…. Lutheran Memorial Church across the street from the State Capitol hosted the memorial service where the names of the 67 law officers killed in the line of duty were…read more »

Ravnsborg Trial Targeted For Late Summer

Ravnsborg Trial Targeted For Late Summer

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg’s trial on charges he’s facing in a fatal 2020 crash could begin as early as August. At a status hearing Wednesday, Judge John Brown says he’s aiming for the trial to begin in August or early September. Ravnsborg’s attorney Tim Rensch requested 60 more days,…read more »

Pierre City Commission Approves Changes To Landfill Charge Accounts

Pierre City Commission Approves Changes To Landfill Charge Accounts

PIERRE — Changes are being made to charge accounts at the Pierre landfill. Pierre City Finance Officer Twila Hight says interest applied to charge accounts are changing… Hight says the change is an attempt to streamline the process… New application forms will be sent to all current customers that outline the new changes and require…read more »