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Statewide Texting While Driving Ban Goes Into Effect July 1

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ban on texting while driving takes effect in South Dakota next week-according to the state Office of Highway Safety.  Lee Axdahl, director of the Highway Safety Office says the ban becomes law next Tuesday, July 1.  Axdahl says people know that texting and other forms of distracted driving...
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SD Water Officials Managing Various Funding Pools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Water and Natural Resources will meet to discuss the state’s water project priorities and funding.        The seven-member panel meets Thursday. It oversees state and federal funds from a variety of funding pools.        Staff from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will request...
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Daugaard, Michels Tour Natural Disaster Towns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s top leaders are touring two towns hit by natural disasters. Gov. Dennis Daugaard will visit Wessington Springs Thursday morning to see the recovery progress from a tornado that hit the town last week and hold a briefing with reporters. Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will tour flooded areas of...
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Cleaned-Up Stained Glass Returning to SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Crews are preparing to reinstall the first of four sets of stained glass windows in a $3 million restoration project at the South Dakota state Capitol. The panels will be returned today to the barrel vault above the main marble staircase. Thirty of the 90 panels in the skylight were cleaned...
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