Category Archives: Local News

Pierre City Commission Rejects Expansion Of Fireworks Ordinance

Pierre City Commission Rejects Expansion Of Fireworks Ordinance

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission has rejected proposed revisions to the city’s fireworks ordinances that would have allowed expanded, but still limited use. Pierre allowed expanded fireworks use last year due to Covid-19 concerns with social distancing. Pierre resident Harlan Fransen supported keeping the changes… Travis Duffy spoke in opposition to the proposal telling…read more »

Health Officials Continue Push To Vaccinate South Dakotans Against Covid-19

Health Officials Continue Push To Vaccinate South Dakotans Against Covid-19

PIERRE — Medical officials from South Dakota’s top health systems joined state health officials in urging South Dakotan’s to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Health Secretary Kim Malsam-Rysdon says vaccinations are the end game for the pandemic… Dr. David Basel with Avera Medical Group says the future of the pandemic is in the general public’s hands……read more »

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

Pierre City Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Pierre City Commission is meeting tonight at the Pierre Municipal Building. Commissioners will consider approval of a seven-item consent calendar before moving on to three items of unfinished business. The Commission will consider awarding a bid for the wastewater treatment plant redesign project and an administrative services agreement with Burns and McDonnell…read more »

National Weather Service, Emergency Management Preparing For Severe Weather Season

National Weather Service, Emergency Management Preparing For Severe Weather Season

ABERDEEN — National Weather Service offices across South Dakota along with local emergency managers and the state Office of Emergency Management are taking part in Severe Weather Awareness week through Friday. Kelly Serr, Warning Coordination Meteorologist with the Weather Service in Aberdeen says it’s time to start thinking about what might lie ahead… Getting that…read more »

Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson To Retire Before July

Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson To Retire Before July

PIERRE — He didn’t make an official announcement, but Hughes County Sheriff Darin Johnson did put the Hughes County Commission on notice Monday night…. Johnson says a formal announcement of his retirement will be made in the coming weeks. County Manager Kevin Hipple says the Commission can proceed however they see fit… Johnson has served…read more »

BankWest Names Andy Hubbart New Pierre Regional President

BankWest Names Andy Hubbart New Pierre Regional President

PIERRE — BankWest Chairman and C-E-O Charles Burke the third has named Andy Hubbart as the financial institution’s newest Regional President for the Pierre area. Hubbart is moving up through promotion… Hubbart says customers won’t notice any changes… Hubbart says he sees growth opportunities ahead for central South Dakota… The Pierre region includes two branches…read more »

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

Hughes County Commission To Meet Tonight

PIERRE — The Hughes County Commission is meeting tonight at the Hughes County Courthouse. Commissioners will consider approval of the agenda and minutes from the April 5th meeting before recognizing NACo High Performance Leadership Academy Graduates from Hughes County, Sarah Burger, Eric Booth and Tom Oliva. Three public hearings are on the agenda, two of…read more »

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

Fort Pierre City Council To Meet Tonight

FORT PIERRE — The Fort Pierre City Council is meeting tonight at the South Dakota Municipal League building. The Council will consider approval of the agenda and declare any conflicts of interest before hearing reports from city officials. The Council will hold the official canvass of votes from the April 13th municipal election and will…read more »