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Street Maintenance Fee to be Considered by Pierre Commissioners in Coming Weeks

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre City Commission is considering an ordinance that would establish a Street Maintenance Fee to help pay for annual street work and repair projects.  Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the proposal was first brought to commissioners last Tuesday.  It’s expected to return to the commission agenda tomorrow and...
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State Fair Releases This Year’s Theme, Logo

HURON, S.D. (AP) – State Fair organizers have announced the theme and logo for this year’s event. The theme for the fair will be “Starry Nights and Midway Lights.” State Fair Manager Jerome Hertel says organizers chose the theme to play off of the carnival and entertainment lineup in the marketing. The 2013 State...
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SD Lawmakers Endorse Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has endorsed a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers under the age of 16 from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The Senate Transportation Committee on Monday also endorsed three other measures that are part of a package of bills recommended by a task force...
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Reservation Dental Care Gets $3.3M Boost in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Dental care specialists hope a $3.3 million federal grant will help improve oral health on the American Indian reservations in South Dakota. Officials have hired seven dental hygienists to serve tribal members and plan to hire 15 health coordinators to provide support services, including public education. The Argus Leader...
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South Dakota Legislature: What to Know This Week

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are set to consider whether the state should offer scholarships to teachers in “critical” subjects. The Senate Education Committee is scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday on the matter. The proposal would give scholarships to college students who agree to teach in critically needed subjects for at...
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Home, Machine Shed, Business in SD Hit by Fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Fire has destroyed a home north of Sioux Falls and a machine shed near Draper, and damaged a business in Vermillion. Authorities say a man in the home near Sioux Falls suffered minor burns on an arm in the Sunday morning blaze. He was alone in the home when...
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Repeal of Women in Combat Affects South Dakota

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) – The Pentagon’s announcement lifting the ban on women in combat units will affect the South Dakota National Guard – though some women in the state have already seen their fair share of combat. The Black Hills Pioneer reports that 36 women currently serving in the state’s National Guard have earned...
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SD Lawmakers Look at Teen Driving Safety Measures

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel is looking at a proposal that would prohibit beginning drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel. The proposal is part of a package of bills recommended by a task force that was created a year ago by the Legislature. The Senate Transportation Committee is...
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South Dakota’s Cattle Inventory Up 5 Percent

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s cattle inventory heading into 2013 is up 5 percent from the previous year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service says the state had 3.85 million head of cattle and calves on hand on Jan. 1. That’s a 4 percent increase from two years ago....
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SD Lottery Warns of Powerball Scam

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota Lottery officials are urging players that a scam is circulating that promises them cash prizes-if the player offers personal information.  The South Dakota Lottery says it was notified that one player had received an e-mail from someone who claimed to be with the “Powerball Company” who advised...
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