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Mission State Senator Brings Second Social Hosting Bill to Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A South Dakota Senator has brought a second bill to the Capitol which would prohibit adults from allowing underage drinking at their residence or other locations. District 26 Senator Larry Lucas, a Mission Democrat, says the new bill would add misdemeanor penalties for those who maintain a place where...
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SD Senate Committee Rejects Plan to Record Closed Meetings

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate panel has rejected a proposal that would have required state and local boards and commissions to record closed meetings. The Local Government Committee voted 4-3 to kill the measure after opponents said it is unnecessary, could stifle debate in closed meetings and could lead to the...
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Cold Snap Brings Dangerous Cold to the Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A surge of arctic air is bringing dangerously cold temperatures to the Dakotas, but the cold snap isn’t expected to last long. The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories and warnings throughout the two states, with wind chills in the next couple of days expected to drop to...
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Jackley to Distribute Mortgage Settlement Checks to SD Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley will be distributing checks to two local organizations Wednesday as part of an estimated $7.8 million in loan relief from five U.S. banks. The loan relief money is part of a $25 billion mortgage settlement negotiated last year over nationwide foreclosure abuses. The distribution...
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