PIERRE S.D. - Fire crews from Pierre and Fort Pierre
battled a five acre fire Saturday afternoon at 2pm in northern Hilgers
Gulch, just south of the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center.
Winds restarted the area later in the afternoon after the initial crews
left the scene. A spark from a welding crew working on the state radio
tower started the fire. The Pierre Fire Department, Pierre Rural Fire
Department, Fort Pierre Fire Department and the Fort Pierre Grasslands
Firefighters battled the blaze.
PIERRE, S.D. – The upcoming Fourth of July holiday is a busy time in South Dakota's state parks and recreation areas. The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is asking state park visitors to leave fireworks at home.According to Katie Ceroll, state parks director, campgrounds are traditionally busy with campers and other visitors enjoying the parks during this time period. “Parks are a Fourth of July destination. For many guests, the trip is a family tradition. High use of the campgrounds, beaches and day-us e areas over the holiday weekend is a given,” said Ceroll. Discharging fireworks is prohibited on all lands owned or leased by GFP. The ban includes state parks, recreation areas, lakeside use areas, game production areas and nature areas. Discharging fireworks is also illegal within the boundaries of the Black Hills Forest Fire Protection District, national forests and national parks in South Dakota. For more information on the South Dakota State Parks, visit www.gfp.sd.gov or call 605.773.3391.
PIERRE, S.D. – (Press Release SD Dept of Safety)- Two levels of South Dakota Highway Patrol recruits, those who are training to be troopers and those who may be troopers some day, will become painters for one night Tuesday. The nine members of the current trooper recruiting class, along with the 24 high school students attending this week’s Youth Trooper Academy, will spend Tuesday night staining one side of the new outfield fence at Hyde Stadium, which is Pierre’s baseball park. Several other Highway Patrol instructors and youth academy mentors are also expected to participate. The idea of painting the recently-installed new outfield fence was suggested by Pierre city officials. The Pierre Post 8 baseball volunteers and city crews stained the interior side of the fence. The Highway Patrol group will work on the exterior side. Highway Patrol trooper recruits are in the middle of the 10-week training academy with graduation later this fall. The Youth Trooper Academy started Monday and concludes Friday afternoon with a graduation ceremony. The training for both groups is centered at the Mickelson Law Enforcement Training Center in north Pierre. The Highway Patrol is part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Adam Hamm has
fined Sanford Health Plan $22,000 for not properly filing advertisements
for Medicare supplement insurance. Hamm says Dakotas-based Sanford over
a five-year period failed to file 14 ads with his department as required
by law. He says he would have required several changes. In the ads.
Sanford spokesman Darren Huber says officials "paid a small fine, fixed
the issue and haven't had any problems since."
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Jack Dalrymple says fighting a losing battle
against Souris River floodwaters five years ago was "very surreal." He tells
KXMC-TV that state officials were monitoring the situation as it developed
but that the flood still came on fast, turning the focus to public safety.
The June 2011 flood caused by heavy spring snowmelt and rains swamped
thousands of homes and other structures in Minot and caused an estimated $1
million in damage in the region.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is criticizing today's
Supreme Court decision striking down some Texas abortion restrictions. He
says the ruling will lead to "more innocent life" being lost, and that it
weakens the ability of states to "safeguard the health and safety of women."
But the court, by a 5-to-3 vote, sided with clinics that said the
regulations were implemented to make it harder for women to get an abortion.
PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office has opened a
manslaughter investigation into the May crash of an EgyptAir plane
that killed 66 people. Prosecutors say there is no evidence so far
to link it to terrorism, and that authorities are "not at all"
favoring the theory that the plane was brought down deliberately.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street this
morning following big losses in Europe as investors continue to
grapple with the fallout of Britain's vote to leave the European
Union. The British pound continued to fall today as traders expected
the British economy would take a hit. At 10:08 a.m. Eastern Time,
the Dow was down 245 points, at 17,156. The S&P 500 was down 31
points to 2,006. And the Nasdaq was down 82 points, at 4,626.
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Sports Play by Play this week
IN SPORTS TODAY:
NEW YORK (AP) - Tyler Duffey set down the first 17 Yankees
batters and wound up pitching two-hit ball for eight innings while the
Minnesota Twins backed him with six home runs to beat New York 7-1
Sunday. Brian Dozier, Trevor Plouffe and Max Kepler hit consecutive
homers in the sixth inning to help Minnesota end a three-game skid.
Danny Santana, Eduardo Nunez and Juan Centeno also connected. Duffey
(3-6) pitched perfect ball until Aaron Hicks lined a clean double into
the right-field corner with two outs in the sixth. Walking back to the
dugout after the inning ended, Duffey passed Hicks and tapped his former
Twins teammate with his glove. Facing all the Yankees batters for the
first time, Duffey struck out eight, walked none and stopped a team that
had won three in a row. The 25-year-old righty began the day with a 6.18
ERA, was 0-3 in his last five starts and had been hit hard in seven
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The family of former Tennessee women's
basketball coach Pat Summitt says that the 64-year-old's health is
faltering as she battles Alzheimer's disease. Her family issued a
statement asking for prayers and saying that she is surrounded by
the people who mean the most to her. Summitt stepped down as
Tennessee's coach in 2012, one year after announcing her diagnosis
of early onset dementia, Alzheimer's type.