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Pierre swimming pool reopens after evacuation

July 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — City recreation officials in Pierre have fixed a chlorine leak and reopened a public pool that was evacuated.

KCCR radio reports that emergency officials were called to the Griffin Park outdoor pool Monday afternoon when a city p…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mickelson, Kneip statues are en route for Pierre’s Trail of Governors

July 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Three more statues, including a likeness of the late George S. Mickelson, will be added Nov. 1 to the Trail of Governors, officials said Wednesday. A statue of the late Dick Kneip is scheduled for installation in 2015. He was South Dakotaâ…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lightning blows 10-inch-deep gaps in Pierre runway

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A runway at Pierre Regional Airport was closed temporarily after a lightning strike blasted several holes in the tarmac, officials said.

Airport manager Mike Isaacs tells the Pierre Capital Journal that lightning struck the runwa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Lightning blows 10-inch-deep gaps in Pierre runway

June 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A runway at Pierre Regional Airport was closed temporarily after a lightning strike blasted several holes in the tarmac, officials said.

Airport manager Mike Isaacs tells the Pierre Capital Journal that lightning struck the runwa…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pierre City Commission rejects chicken proposal

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — City commissioners in Pierre have defeated a proposal that would have allowed residents of South Dakota’s capital city to keep up to six hens on their property.

The 5-0 decision Tuesday night followed 1 ½ hours of public discuss…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Flight cancellations down at Pierre airport

March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Airport officials in Pierre say they’ve seen fewer cancellations in the number of commercial air flights in the past month.

Pierre Regional Airport Manager Mike Issacs tells KCCR radio that 33 of 196 flights — or 17 percent —…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Feeding South Dakota mulls expansion of Pierre food bank

February 9, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Feeding South Dakota may upgrade its current operations in Pierre to increase the amount of food it can distribute to hungry people.

Executive Director Matt Gassen said the Pierre location, founded in 2010, has exceeded its expec…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Pierre accepts $351K bid for school building

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Pierre’s school board has accepted a $351,000 purchase bid for Washington School.

Business Manager Darla Mayer tells KCCR radio that the three local residents who submitted the bid have five days to accept the bid. That period be…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

Arachnologist Brian Patrick from Dakota Wesley…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

Arachnologist Brian Patrick from Dakota Wesley…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com