Pierre School Board Approves Plans for New Elementary Building
The Pierre School Board viewed the plans for the district's new
elementary school at Monday's monthly meeting. Architect Jeff Hazard of
Koch Hazard Architects of Sioux Falls went over drawings and various
details of the new building during a presentation before the board.
Hazard said the building will be cost effective to develop and besides
classrooms, will include a commons area, gymnasium, kitchen, offices and
media center. Hazard also said there is potential for growth built into
Hazard says he believes the layout and features for the new structure are state-of-the-art.
Hazard says the building is designed in such a way that the public portions of the building-like the commons area and gym-are close to the main entrance.
Hazard says the design of the building is basically completed, but there are a few more details and specifications to be determined so that companies know exactly what they're bidding on when the bidding process begins. The final design should be complete in 15-20 days. The school board approved the design and gave the okay to go forth with the bidding process soon. To check out the presentation offered by Hazard at yesterday's board meeting, visit the New Elementary School Board Presentation page.
State Veterinarian Says Atlas' Livestock Toll Over 40,000
Based on Rancher Relief Fund Reports
Oedekoven says he believes that the number of reports to his office were lower than what was reported to the Rancher Relief Fund for various reasons.
The Rancher Relief Fund was set up by the South Dakota Stockgrowers,
Cattlemens and Sheep Growers Associations and has received more than
four million dollars in donations to help ranchers hurt by the storm.
Oedekoven says since there are some producers who did not apply for the
relief funds, death losses could be in excess of 43,000 head.
The storm hit in early October and started with rain; which changed to wet heavy snow. High winds accompanied the moisture and pummeled the livestock; many of which died of congestive heart failure, brought on by stress.
South Dakota Public Libraries Receive Accreditation
South Dakota Dispatchers Graduate from Basic 9-1-1
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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An American Indian reservation in the Dakotas that
has been hard hit by the nation's propane shortage is getting help from the
Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux. The Minnesota tribe that operates several
enterprises including a casino and runs a charitable giving program is
giving the Standing Rock Sioux $500,000 for propane. As many as 5,000 homes
on the reservation that straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border rely
on propane, and many residents can't afford the higher fuel prices tied to
the shortage. North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple issued a statement Monday
saying the state also is offering help to the tribe. The Shakopee
Mdewakanton Sioux also is giving $300,000 to the Yankton Sioux Tribe in
South Dakota and $70,000 to the Santee Sioux Nation in Nebraska for propane.
LINO LAKES, Minn. (AP) - The family of an inmate who died after asking
for medical help at the Lino Lakes prison is suing the company that provided
medical care to prisoners. The federal lawsuit alleges nurses and
correctional staff failed to properly respond to Jerrell Hammond, who
complained of severe chest pain in 2011. The lawsuit says Hammond was left
in his cell and found without a pulse about an hour after he hit a distress
WASHINGTON (AP) - The top official at the U.S. Agency for
International Development says the new farm bill should help feed
more people abroad. Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way
the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more
people, many of them Syrian refugees. Shah said the need is high
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Algerian civil defense commander says
one person survived and all 102 others died in the crash of a
military transport plane in eastern Algeria. The American-built
C-130 Hercules transport crashed in a mountainous area. Searchers
have recovered dozens of bodies.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is obtaining commitments
from foundations, businesses and community groups to help young
minority men improve their employment opportunities and to intervene
before some of them get sucked into the criminal justice system.
Obama is launching the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative Thursday,
matching his State of the Union pledge to "help more young men of
color ... stay on track and reach their full potential." The
president has invited business, foundation and community leaders to
the White House Thursday to announce the effort. The unemployment
rate last month for African-American men over the age of 20 was 12
percent, compared with 5.4 percent for white men. Hispanic men over
the age of 20 faced an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent.
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Sports Play by Play this week
Tuesday Sturgis at Pierre Girls Basketball 7:00 pm 6:30 pm
Tuesday Pierre at Sturgis Boys Basketball 7:30 pm 7:00 pm
Tuesday Chamberlain at Crow Creek Boys Basketball 7:45 pm 7:30 pm
Tuesday Sully Buttes at Selby Herreid Boys Basketball 8:00 pm 7:40 pm
Tuesday Mobridge Pollock at Standing Rock, N.D. Boys Basketball 7:00
pm 6:45 pm
IN SPORTS TODAY:
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Dwight Howard had 18 points and 15
rebounds, and the surging Houston Rockets used a fourth-quarter push to
hold off the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-89 Monday night for their sixth
consecutive victory. Chandler Parsons had 20 points and James Harden
scored 19 for the Rockets, who have won six straight for the first time
since taking seven in a row from Jan. 13-23, 2012. Back after missing
one game with a bruised left quadriceps, Kevin Love led Minnesota with
31 points and 10 rebounds. Chase Budinger had 15 points and Alexey Shved
scored 11 off the bench for the Timberwolves, who have lost four
straight and six of seven.
PIERRE, S.D. - The Pierre Governor boys basketball team takes to the
road tonight as they travel to Sturgis to face the Sturgis Scoopers in a
non conference matchup between the two teams. The Governors take a 6
game winning streak into the matchup coming off a 9 point win at
Watertown on Saturday. Sturgis is 9 and 4 on the season but coming off a
22 point loss at Huron on Saturday. Tip off of the game is scheduled for
7:45 pm central time with the preliminary games getting underway at 4:45
pm central time. Coverage of the game can be heard on the Dakota Radio
Group's RIVER 927-FM with the pregame scheduled to begin around 7:15 pm
tonight. The game can also be accessed on the DRG website
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) - Dara Howell continued Canada's
dominance at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, soaring to Olympic gold in
women's slopestyle skiing today, while the U.S. added the silver
medal to its total from Devin Logan. Another Canadian Kim Lamarre
earned bronze. Canada has claimed seven medals in four days of
snowboarding and freestyle skiing. There were some scary crashes on
the slushy course.