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Groundbreaking Held Monday at Site of Pierre’s New Elementary School

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) After working through the many details of the project in recent months, Pierre School Board members broke ground for the district’s new elementary school yesterday. A brief ceremony was held Monday afternoon at property in northeast Pierre where the new school will be located. Present at the groundbreaking were...
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Tourism Department Happy with Participation in Current Twitter Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Like many state agencies, the South Dakota Department of Tourism utilizes social media as a promotional tool. Department Secretary James Hagen says this year, his office is running a Twitter campaign, requesting that people share their South Dakota photos and videos through the hashtag #HiFromSD. He says it’s been...
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Obama Pitches Wildfire Plan to Western Governors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – President Barack Obama is encouraging Western governors to support a plan to budget for fighting wildfires, instead of raiding funding for mitigation efforts. Obama made the pitch by telephone Monday to governors meeting in Colorado Springs for the annual Western Governors Association conference. Proposals pending in Congress would create...
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SD Legislative Panel Begins Study on Alcohol Policies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature’s Alcohol Study Committee will meet for the first time Tuesday to review alcohol distribution policies in and beyond the state. Legislative summer studies often result in proposed legislation. This study was selected by lawmakers after a 2014 bill failed that would have allowed direct shipping of...
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