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Ravnsborg appointees ousted from Attorney General’s office

PIERRE, S.D. - Hours after being appointed by Governor Kristi Noem as interim Attorney General, Mark Vargo has removed two key Jason Ravnsborg appointees from the office. Chief of Staff Tim Bormann and Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Director David Natvig were fired Tuesday from their positions in the office.
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Deal keeps South Dakota elevator alive; state renews grain buyer license

PIERRE, S.D. — The financially troubled Roslyn, South Dakota, grain elevator will continue to operate after reaching a deal with its bank and having its state license renewed. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday, June 29, voted to approve the grain buyer license for the Roslyn Elevator....
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Fort Pierre woman sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Meth

A 43 year old woman from Fort Pierre convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance has received her punishment from a federal US District Court judge. Lisa Herren, a/k/a Lisa Miller, was sentenced to 26 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release, $1,000 fine, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.
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Clifford Oliver (Butch) DeSautell, Jr.

Clifford Oliver (Butch) DeSautell, Jr., 90, of Pierre, passed away peacefully at his home on June 24, 2022, in the loving care of his wife, Genita, of 66 years, and his two daughters and son-in-law, Denise Garber and Deneen and Mark Clausen. Services will be held on Thursday, June 30, at 12:00 p.m., at Community Bible Church. Visitation will be held one hour prior, starting at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be Friday, July 1, at 11:30 a.m. (MST) at Black Hills National Cemetery.
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Anti-abortion lawmakers preparing for special session

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Now that the trigger law banning abortion in South Dakota is in effect, lawmakers are awaiting the call to return to Pierre for a special session. Following the release of the Dobbs decision from the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), Governor Kristi Noem announced that she would call for a special session but has not yet provided a date. That’ll be decided after legislative leaders meet. For now, anti-abortion lawmakers are preparing for the session and how they’ll work to bolster the ban.
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Pierre woman charged with domestic assault after incident earlier this month

A 22 year old woman from Pierre is charged with Aggravated Assault Domestic after an incident at a home earlier this month. Information from the Pierre Police Department says the assault occurred on June 19, 2022, in the 400 block of S. Robert Street in Pierre. A 22 year old female was transported to Avera St. Mary’s by ambulance. The follow-up investigation revealed Jessica Janis had assaulted the victim with a knife.
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Drowning of a three-year-old near Pierre on Saturday afternoon

PIERRE, S.D. – Late Saturday afternoon, the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drowning death at Farm Island State Park near Pierre. A little before 5:30 p.m. CST, 911 Communications Officers received a report of a missing three-year-old who was last seen near the water’s edge at Farm Island.
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Karen L. Buchholz

A gathering to celebrate the life of Karen L. Buchholz will be held at the Senior Citizen Center in Blunt, SD, on July 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blunt. Karen Lynn McFarland-Buchholz died of cancer on December 28, 2021, in Rapid...
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Charlotte Uecker Hyde

Charlotte Hyde, 95, of Pierre died on Monday, June 20th at Highmore Health in Highmore. Services were held on Monday, June 27th at Isburg Funeral Chapel with burial at the Onida City Cemetery. Charlotte Uecker Hyde was born November 19, 1923 to Charles and Pauline “Polly” (Schnegge) Uecker. Charles and...
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Beat the heat with Pierre’s hydrant parties in July

The Pierre City Recreation Department is pairing up with the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department to help the community stay cool this summer. For the third year in a row, they will host fire hydrant parties during the month of July. Each party has water balloons, super soakers, fire hoses purposed...
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3-year-old from La Plant drowned Saturday at Farm Island near Pierre

A 3-year-old from La Plant, SD, drowned at Farm Island State Park near Pierre over the weekend. Information from the Hughes County Sheriff’s Office says around 5:20pm CDT Saturday (June 25, 2022), 911 Communications Officers received a report of a missing child last seen near the water’s edge at Farm Island.
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Child drowns in South Dakota state park

PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The Hughes County Sheriff’s Office responded to a drowning death at Farm Island State Park near Pierre late Saturday afternoon. At around 5:20 p.m., 911 Communications Officers received a report of a missing three-year-old child last seen near the water’s edge at Farm Island.
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