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South Dakota State Government Offices To Close At Noon CDT

PIERRE, S.D. – (From Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Office)  State government offices in South Dakota will close today at 12 p.m. CDT (11 a.m. MDT) due to worsening weather conditions statewide. Essential services, including the Emergency Operations Center, will remain open.  State employees who have not been able to reach work due to the severe weather...
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Speedy Claims Sought Through U.S. Forest Service for Fire-Stricken Ranchers

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – North Dakota’s U.S. senators are pressing the U.S. Forest Service to make speedy payments to landowners affected by a grassland fire on the Dakotas border. The Pautre Fire in southwestern North Dakota and northwestern South Dakota late last week began as a 130-acre controlled burn on the Grand River National...
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Voters Approve $6.9 Million School in Gettysburg

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Gettysburg School District have overwhelmingly agreed to raise property taxes to fund a new school. Seventy-eight percent of voters on Tuesday approved the $6.9 million bond measure. More than 600 people voted, for a turnout of more than 50 percent. Superintendent Tim Hagedorn says the project for...
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Federal Indictment in Pennsylvania Teen Kidnap Case with SD Link

CLARION, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old girl and taking her to South Dakota is now facing federal charges. U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday that a grand jury in Pittsburgh had indicted 31-year-old Joshua Baker of Leeper on federal counts of interstate transportation of a minor and...
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