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SD Benefits Require Some Travel for Lowest Rates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State employees will now have to travel to Sioux Falls and other eastern cities for the most affordable specialty services. Changes to state benefits took effect Tuesday that put more of the burden on the insured and relieve pressure on the state. Deductibles have increased by $250 in two of...
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Wessington Springs Relief Fund Nears $80,000

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) – A relief fund set up to help residents of tornado-ravaged Wessington Springs has raised nearly $80,000 in the two weeks since the June 18 twister. Residents say they’re grateful for the help. Mayor Melissa Mebius says the amount surpasses what officials expected. A committee has been formed to determine...
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Hospital to Replace Destroyed School in Hoven

HOVEN, S.D. (AP) – A former hospital in Hoven will get new life as a temporary school. Officials have decided to house students there during the next school year as they work to rebuild the junior and senior high school that was destroyed in a May 25 fire. Investigators believe the blaze began in...
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Meeting Held Tuesday on Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) 40-50 people attended a public meeting yesterday as part of the South Dakota Department of Transportation’s Missouri River Bridge Replacement Project. Yesterday’s meeting followed a similar open house held in November. The DOT and the cities of Pierre and Fort Pierre are using the meetings to inform area residents...
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