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South Dakota State Fire Marshall urges 4th of July fireworks safety

While there has been more rain in most of South Dakota this summer, state Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says the public still needs to be safe while discharging legal fireworks this July Fourth holiday. More...

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Made With Love

I will continue with more Fourth of July recipes. Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July! More...

SDSU Pierre Regional Center

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Years Ago

100 Years AgoPrairie PicayuneJuly 1, 1915 The crops are looking fine and everybody feels happy. An occasional rain will give us a bumper crop. A big boy arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hammerschmidt this morning. All are doing nicely. More...

Ag News

Soil Health Field Day set for July 14 at Dakota Lakes Research Farm

Internationally known soil and crop experts are headlining the Soil Health Field Day at the Dakota Lakes Research Farm on July 14 near Pierre. More...

Climate update forecasts a cool, wet July; pattern likely to continue

As El Nino increases in strength this summer, its impacts on summer conditions in North America are becoming evident, said Laura Edwards, SDSU Extension Climate Field Specialist, referencing the latest climate outlook from National Oceanic Atmospheri More...

Letters

Letter to the Editor

Finally, the true and past hatred for the Catholic Church by Rush Limbaugh is coming to the forefront. More...

Obituaries

Bickel, 79

Murlyn Bickel, 79, of Sioux Falls and formerly of Selby, died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at the Dougherty Hospice House in Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass for Murlyn was held Thursday, June 25, at St. More...

Stabnow, 78

Betty Stabnow, 78, of Britton, S.D., died Sunday, June 21, 2015, at Avera-St. Luke’s Hospital inAberdeen. More...

Kunz, 83

Fred Kunz, 83, of Pollock died Friday, June 26, 2015, in the Linton Hospital in Linton. The Funeral Service for Fred will be held on Wednesday, July 1, at 11 a.m. at Pollock Memorial Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Floyd Haan officiating. More...

Independence Day celebrations set for Westfield and Herreid

Celebrations will be held in Westfield and Herreid on Saturday to help celebrate the nation’s Independence Day. Westfield Several events will be held in Westfield during their annual 4th of July celebration. More...

Several area businesses, offices closed for 4th of July Holiday

In commemoration of America’s Independence Day on Saturday, July 4, all government offices and most area businesses will be closed. Some area businesses will also be closed on Thursday and/or Friday. July 4 closings More...

Choir to participate in Pollock Worship Service

A Pollock High School alumni and community choir will be participating in the Worship Service on Sunday, July 12, in conjunction with the All School Reunion. The choir will be practicing on Thursday, July 2, and Tuesday, July 7, at 8 p.m. More...

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Top News

Fees for some driver license applications to increase July 1

South Dakotans will see an increase in driver license application fees starting July 1. House Bill 1041, approved by this year’s Legislature, increases fees for certain categories. More...

S. D. Dept. of Veterans Affair

For many the Fourth of July has become a holiday, a three-day weekend, or a day off from work. More...

Editor's Page

From the Heartland…

This week’s forecast is on target for this time of year. Highs will fluctuate between 77 and 90 degrees while lows will be steadier—55 to 59 degrees. As one would expect, thunderstorms are a possibility. More...

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Comments on Congress

We need both Insiders and Outsiders in Congress

Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. More...

Community

Wildlife poster winners announced

Lake Campbell Wildlife Club entries did very well in the State Wildlife Week Poster Contest held recently in Pierre. Six local entries from Grades 1-6 at the Herreid School placed in the State Contest as follows: More...

College Notes

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Menus

Pollock Nutrition Site Wednesday, July 1— Baked pork chop, macaroni salad and whole wheat bread. Thursday, July 2—Spaghetti and meat sauce, broccoli or carrots, garlic toast and sherbet. Friday, July 3—Holiday. No meal is served. More...