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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.

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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

Pierre mayor expects better air service soon

January 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The mayor of South Dakota’s capital city says she has been assured that Great Lakes Airlines is working to improve service to Pierre.

Great Lakes is pulling out of five cities in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa because of proble…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Air service in Pierre continues to suffer

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — About one-fifth of all flights in and out of South Dakota’s capital city are being canceled because of a pilot shortage, and city officials say they are trying to resolve what has become one of the biggest problems facing Pierre.

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Air service in Pierre continues to suffer

January 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — About one-fifth of all flights in and out of South Dakota’s capital city are being canceled because of a pilot shortage, and city officials say they are trying to resolve what has become one of the biggest problems facing Pierre.

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Pierre food bank distributions up 50 percent

January 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Food distributions to the needy are up in Pierre.

The Capital Journal reports that Pierre Food Bank of Feeding South Dakota distributed nearly 1.4 million pounds of food last year. That’s an increase of 50 percent.

Feeding Sou…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com