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Day County Commission approves creation of ambulance service

Day County has started the process of forming its own ambulance service. The decision was made at a commission meeting earlier this spring. But commission Chairwoman Linda Walters said nothing is set in stone. Although a general plan has been approved, she said there's still a chance obstacles could come up as the process moves along -- when finalizing the purchasing agreement, for example.
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Governor Noem proclaims today Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day

PIERRE, S.D.(Press Release) – Today, Governor Noem proclaimed May 5th as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day in South Dakota. “Today, we remember the Indigenous people who have been murdered and those who remain missing. We are committed to working with Tribal Nations to address this ongoing tragedy and help our fellow South Dakotans, the Oceti Sakowin people,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “I encourage every South Dakotan to take a moment today to reflect on and help raise awareness for those within this vulnerable population. Let’s give them our help and support and continue to lift them and their families up in prayer.”
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Today is Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day in South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem has signed a proclamation declaring today (May 5, 2022) as Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Awareness Day in South Dakota. “Today, we remember the Indigenous people who have been murdered and those who remain missing. We are committed to working with Tribal Nations to address this ongoing tragedy and help our fellow South Dakotans, the Oceti Sakowin people,” said Noem. “I encourage every South Dakotan to take a moment today to reflect on and help raise awareness for those within this vulnerable population. Let’s give them our help and support and continue to lift them and their families up in prayer.”
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Day County land swap could boost fishing access

WATERTOWN, S.D. (KELO) — The State of South Dakota is trading property with a rural Day County landowner in the hope that anglers can more easily get to some neighboring water. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission approved the exchange Friday. The result is the Earl Althoff...
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Chemical shed storing Roundup, 2,4-D catches fire at Full Circle Ag in Pierpont

Day County firefighters were in Pierpont much of the day Wednesday working to put out a fire at Full Circle Ag. Firefighters were called around 11:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in the chemical storage shed and remained on site well into the evening before turning over supervision of the site to Full Circle Ag around 8:30 p.m., Day County Emergency Management Director Bryan Anderson said.
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South Dakota Highway Patrol report 50mph winds causing issues

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The South Dakota Highway Patrol caution drivers- current high winds are causing issues. A tweet from the South Dakota Highway Patrol shows a semi-truck on its side in a ditch off of South Dakota Highway 25 in Day County as they caution drivers to drive safely.
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Day County Sheriff’s office closed due to COVID cases

WEBSTER, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - This week, the Day County Sheriff’s office in Webster had to close its doors to the public due to a COVID case within their office. ”We did have a person within the office test positive for COVID. The nature of that is if one person tests positive in the Sheriff’s office, we’re all close contact,” said Sheriff Jerred Schreur.
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Day County sheriff’s office closed to public this week due to COVID-19 cases

WEBSTER, S.D.–The Day County Sheriff’s Office in Webster has taken the unusual step of closing its offices to the public due to positive COVID cases within their walls. An announcement on Facebook says the office will be closed to the public this entire week, with tentative plans to re-open with normal business hours at 8:00 a.m. on January 17th.
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South Dakota’s first medical marijuana card issued to resident of Day County

PIERRE, S.D.— Today, in accordance with state law, and the unwavering commitment of Government Noem and the South Dakota Department of Health to deliver a safe and responsible medical cannabis program, the first medical cannabis patient cards were printed and issued. The first card issued went to a resident of Day County. Following its issuance, the following statement was released:
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South Dakota Issues First Medical Cannabis Cards

In a press release Thursday, the State of South Dakota says that the first medical cannabis patient cards have been printed and issued. The first card issued went to a resident of Day County in northeastern South Dakota. “Today marks the culmination of months of hard work in preparation for...
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