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GF&P Offering Certain Deer Hunting License Refunds

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Last week, the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) issued information about epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) and removing left-over deer licenses and offering refunds to East River firearm hunters for the 2016 season.

Reports of deer loss continued as hunters took to the fields for the traditional pheasant hunting opener.

In response, the GF&P is now offering a refund to any hunter with an archery, youth or muzzleloader deer hunting license as long as the hunter has not already hunted with the license. 

In addition, voluntary refunds will be offered to individuals who have already received a deer license for any East River firearm hunting unit and the West River hunting units 45A and 45B in Lyman County.

Deer hunters questioning the return of their license for a refund are encouraged to visit with those landowners in areas where they have permission to hunt to best determine the local status and impact from EHD.

Those who want to take advantage of the option to return a license for a refund need to mail the license/tags to: GFP Licensing Office, 20641 SD Hwy 1806, Fort Pierre, SD 57532. Archery and youth licenses returned for a refund must be post-marked by Nov. 1, 2016. All other licenses must be returned prior to those seasons starting.

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Hawks Hosting Town Hall Event In Pierre Tuesday

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Democratic U.S. House candidate Paula Hawks of Hartford will host a town hall event Tuesday, October 25th in Pierre.

The Pierre Town Hall event will be held at the Branding Iron Bistro, located at 420 West Sioux Ave, Tuesday from Noon - 1pm

The event is free and open to the public. Hawks is running a long shot campaign against Republican U.S. Representative Kristi Noem. 

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Fort Thompson Man Charged With Attempted Murder

Saturday, October 22, 2016

A Fort Thompson man has been indicted for attempting to kill his girlfriend.

US Attorney Randy Seiler says that 38 year old Matthew Long Crow was indicted on charges of Kidnapping, Assault with intent to Commit Murder, Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, and Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.  

The indictment alleges that Long Crow, back in March, kidnapped and assaulted his girlfriend with a knife, with the intent to murder her. As a result of the assault, she suffered serious bodily injuries.

The charge is merely and accusation and Long Crow is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set. 

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SD Receives First Place In Lack Of SNAP Benefit Errors

Saturday, October 22, 2016

South Dakota has received a first place ranking and performance bonus from the United States Department of Agriculture for the administration of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Governor Dennis Daugaard says that follows a federal audit…

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Daugaard says the state is one of four that will get a bonus for the low error rate…

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Daugaard says while the state does a good job in following the rules, they don’t set them…

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The latest report from DSS shows over ninety-five thousand people in forty-one thousand households getting SNAP benefits.

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Grambihler Jack O' Lantern Display Starts Saturday

Friday, October 21, 2016

Halloween is just around the corner and the annual jack-o-lantern carvings at the Grambihler residence on Grey Goose Road north of Pierre will be glowing orange again this year. This has been an annual event for many years and attracts visitors of all ages.

This year’s display will start on Saturday, October 22nd and available through Monday, October 31st; weather permitting. The Grambihlers plan to keep the lights turned on until shortly after 10:00 p.m.

To find the pumpkins, go three miles north of Pierre following Highway 1804 and then turn right on Grey Goose Road for another 4.5 miles north. You can't miss the lights once you get close. The glowing orange carvings are visible for quite a distance.

Please feel welcome to walk around for a close up view and take pictures. The Grambihler family would like everyone to be careful and watch out for other vehicles and pedestrians.

Annissa says that the pumpkin display has been getting bigger and bigger every year. It takes a lot of family and friends to get together to carve over 150 pumpkins.

Grambihler invites the entire community to share their tradition and passion for pumpkin carving. Annissa says that they are not responsible for any lost items or accidents. 

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Scare Away Hunger Food Drive Returns October 30th

Friday, October 21, 2016

The local Jolly Rustlers 4-H club will be hosting the 2nd annual scare away hunger food drive again this year for the Pierre Food Pantry.

The “hunt” will be held Sunday, October 30th from 1:30-4:30. 4-H members will be going door to door collecting food for the food pantry. 

All 4-Hers are encouraged to meet at the Pierre Area Food Pantry (next to the Boys and Girls Club) at 1:00 on Sunday, Oct. 30th. Produce can also be accepted, but if it is a large amount please contact Angela Roman, 605.295.0314.

Last year, they collected over 870 pound of food.  

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Oahe Days Committee Encouraging Residents To Complete Survey

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Oahe Days committee is inviting area resident to give feedback on the annual event that brings thousands to Pierre every summer.

Oahe Days Committee president Nicole Gordon is hoping to get feedback on how to grow and improve the Oahe Days Music and Arts Festivities. Anyone is encouraged to take a few moments to complete the survey at or find the link on

Gordon says that the committee sees things from the inside planning aspect but they are so busy the weekend of the event; they don’t really get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the festival.

Therefore, they don’t see things from the outside or spectator perspective. Gordon adds that they know people in the community have great ideas and the committee would love to hear those ideas along with what they love and don’t love about the event.

She says that if there are areas the committee can improve, they want to know. 

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Pierre Juvenile Cited After Tipping Over Vehicle Thursday Afternoon

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Pierre juvenile was cited for wreckless driving Thursday afternoon in Pierre after tipping over his vehicle at the corner of Cabot and Harrison.

Pierre Police Captain Derald Gross says that the juvenile was turning at the corner just before 3:30 PM when the individual caught the curb and it tripped the wheel, causing the vehicle to tip over on its side.

Gross says that the juvenile was wearing his seatbelt and there were no signs of impairment. He was released to his father.

He also adds that the juvenile just simply cut the corner too close. 

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Deadline To Register To Vote For Election Is Monday

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Secretary of State Shantel Krebs is encouraging South Dakotan’s to register to vote.

Krebs says the deadline to do so is 5pm on Monday. She adds that absentee voting numbers are high compared to past years.

She adds that her office is predicting between 30 and 35 percent of the ballots this year cast by absentee. Krebs urges residents to spend some time doing research before casting your ballot.

To register to vote, fill-out the voter registration form, sign it and then submit it to your County Auditor. Your Voter Registration form must be received by the County Auditor 15 days before any election if you wish to vote in that election.

Registered South Dakota voters can download the Vote 605 Mobile App to view their sample ballot and find their polling place from their smart phone. 

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Veterans Town Hall Meeting Coming To Pierre Next Week

Thursday, October 20, 2016

The VA Black Hills Health Care System and Dakotas VA Regional Office and will host a Veteran Town Hall meeting later this month.

On Friday, October 28th at 1:00 PM at the American Legion Post 8 on South Pierre Street, veterans, family members, survivors, and the public are invited to provide feedback on ways to improve VA operations and recommendations for VA program and services.

The meetings are intended to provide an open forum for VA to hear directly from beneficiaries to continue our system-wide improvements for Veteran care. 

Staff will be available to respond on a range of issues including the Veterans Choice Program and Mental Health services in VA. Immediately before the town hall is a Benefits Claims Clinic from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. During the Claims Clinic, VA representatives will be present to receive your claims for compensation benefits. VA will have secure electronic access to your benefit records and can answer your questions on your compensation claim. 

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