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SD Governor Proposes Modest Boost in Spending

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed a $4.1 billion state budget he says will provide modest increases in state spending on education, health care and salaries for state workers. In a speech to the Legislature, the Republican governor proposed 3 percent increases in state aid to school districts,...
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CP Gauging Interest in Railroad Track in Four States

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway is looking into the possibility of selling 660 miles of track in South Dakota and three surrounding states. CP in 2007 bought 2,500 miles of track and equipment from South Dakota-based DM&E and its subsidiaries for $1.5 billion. CP on Tuesday said it was “inviting...
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South Dakota Seeing Big Increase in STD Cases

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is seeing what officials say is an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases. They cite as reasons online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks. The Argus Leader reports that chlamydia infections in South Dakota have doubled since the late 1990s, and gonorrhea...
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Pierre to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tomorrow for 4th Street Multi Use Recreational Trail

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow to celebrate the grand opening of the 4th Street Multi-Use Trail.  The event was scheduled now that Phase I of the trail has been completed.   Phase I treks from Governor’s Drive to Bristol Place.  Phase II of the trail was...
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FBI Searching for Man Who Fired at Idaho Trooper

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office is searching for a man suspected of firing at an Idaho State Police trooper during a chase early Saturday and later kidnapping a woman who was dropped off unharmed in eastern Montana. The Kootenai County sheriff’s department in Idaho obtained a $1 million...
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SD Governor Proposing State Budget to Legislature

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard is ready to propose a new state budget. The Republican governor is outlining his budget plan in a speech Tuesday afternoon to the South Dakota Legislature. In the past week, Daugaard has said he will recommend a pay raise for state employees and increases...
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December 1 Feed My Starving Children Event Packs More than 108,000 Meals

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Organizers say that more than 100,000 meals were prepared for the hungry during an event held Saturday at a Pierre church. Community Bible Church hosted Twin Cities based Feed My Starving Children for the meal packaging activity.  Final tallies show that 531 people volunteered to help with the effort-from...
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SDDA Awards Youth Grants

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 26 grants have been awarded by the South Dakota Department of Agriculture’s Building our South Dakota Rural Communities grant program.  The grants are given out each year to 4-H Clubs, FFA Chapters, and Family Career and Community Leaders of America Chapters.  Walt Bones, South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture...
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Prince Honored as Outstanding Farmer/Rancher at Ag Appreciation Banquet

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Stanley County producer was named the Outstanding Farmer/Rancher at Saturday’s 30th annual Ag Appreciation Banquet.  The event is hosted by the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Interest Committee.  Dwayne Prince was honored Saturday after being nominated for the annual award.  Dwayne and his wife Dori live and...
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Cen-Kota Republican Women Present American Flag to Local Business

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Members of a local organization donated a new American flag to a Pierre business Friday.  The Cen-Kota Republican Women provided the flag to the Governor’s Inn of Pierre as part of their Americanism Project-which raises awareness of flag protocol and promotes patriotism.  The club started the project about...
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