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ND, SD Govs Want Flag Tribute for Slain Police

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The governors of North Dakota and South Dakota are requesting a flag tribute for law enforcement officers who have died on the job. North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple is ordering state government agencies to fly their American and North Dakota flags at half-staff today from sunrise to sunset. South Dakota...
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SD Lawmakers Loosen Travel Policy Slightly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has decided to let more lawmakers travel to out-of-state meetings beginning in July. Because of state government’s budget problems last year, hardly any legislators got to travel out of state. But the Legislature’s Executive Board decided Monday that the state’s improved financial condition will allow...
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Oil Barrel

SD Study On Oil and Gas to Focus on Taxes, Land

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are preparing for a possible oil and gas boom in the state. The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board on Monday outlined the scope of a study on the issue. It will focus on state taxes and the problems caused when the land and the oil beneath it...
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Capt. James Forbes, center, commander of the 200th Engineer Company, is congratulated by Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard, during a welcome home ceremony for the unit at Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D., May 12, 2012, after completing a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (SDNG photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)

Weekend Brings Parade and Welcome Home Ceremony for 200th Engineer Company

Soldiers of the 200th Engineer Company reunited with family, friends and community members Saturday in Pierre after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The 184 Soldiers of the 200th received a hero’s welcome, as hundreds of people gathered to cheer and greet the returning South Dakota Army National Guard unit along the streets of Fort...
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May 11 Car Crash

Crash in Pierre Results in One Vehicle Rolling Over-No One Hurt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle crash resulted in more than $15,000 damage to the units involved Friday morning. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 10:00 a.m. Friday and occurred in a northwest Pierre neighborhood. A vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Pierre man was westbound in an...
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Slow Sign

Some Garfield Avenue Intersections to be Closed for a Few Hours Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Department of Transportation is closing some intersections along Garfield Avenue for one to two hours today-as part of an ongoing reconstruction project on the roadway. Some areas to be impacted by the work today on Garfield, which is also known as U.S. Highway 14B include the...
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Student Testing

SD Science Scores Near Top, Relatively Unchanged

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota eighth-grade students are staying ahead of their peers when it comes to the latest science scores. South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp says the scores as measured by the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress are good, but virtually unchanged since 2009. Just one state – North...
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Flooded Home

Rep. Kristi Noem Files Bill on Flooding Notice

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem has introduced a bill that would require the Army Corps of Engineers to notify the public whenever expected high runoff could cause flooding along the Missouri River. South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House says better communication would give people along the river more time...
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Bear in Child Car Seat

SD Officials Vow to Save Child Car Seat Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s pledge to reduce infant mortality in South Dakota faces a challenge because of a federal decision to stop funding a state program that provides child car seats to needy families. The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has told...
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Regents to Meet This Week in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Regents is meeting this week in Brookings. The regents plan to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday with private executive sessions that run through 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. The board’s business meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Volstorff Ballroom 101 on the South Dakota State...
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