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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s Joint Appropriations Committee is preparing to put together the state budget for the year that begins July 1. This week in the legislative session, economists from the governor’s budget office and the Legislature’s staff are expected to estimate how much revenue the state will collect in the remainder...
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Fundraising Begins for Lindbergh Marker in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – History buffs in Pierre are raising money to buy a marker to commemorate the spot where famed aviator Charles Lindbergh landed the Spirit of St. Louis in 1927. The Pierre/Fort Pierre Historic Preservation Commission has reached one-third of its $3,000 goal. Gordon Koch, the commission’s chairman, says the South Dakota...
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Oacoma Tourist Stop Al’s Oasis on I-90 Getting New Owner

OACOMA, S.D. (AP) – An iconic restaurant visited by Interstate 90 travelers as they cross the Missouri River is getting a new owner. The Daily Republic reports that Al’s Oasis will now be operated by a partnership formed by U.S. Hotels, a subsidiary of the Sioux Falls-based Ramkota Companies. The Mueller family, which has...
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DPS Says Redfield Woman Dies Thursday as the Result of Two Vehicle Crash February 14 Near Rockham

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Redfield woman has died after a crash involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 212 about four miles west of Rockham last week.  39-year-old Jewel Wheeler was driving a 1992 Chevrolet C1500 pickup westbound on February 14; about four miles west of Rockham when she lost control on the...
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