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SD Governor’s Conference on Tourism Underway in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The 2013 South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism is underway through tomorrow at the Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center in Pierre.  The annual event started this morning and will wrap up Thursday evening with an awards night gala.  Jim Hagen, Secretary of the Department of Tourism, says 2012 was a...
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SD Police Chiefs Advise Governor on School Safety

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Police chiefs from around South Dakota say school buildings should be made more secure to prevent mass shootings like the one in Newtown, Conn. In a meeting with Gov. Dennis Daugaard, the chiefs also said improvements are needed to help them deal with mentally ill people who pose threats...
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Hanson Will Again Serve as PUC Chairman

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has re-elected Gary Hanson as its chairman. The vote was held among the panel’s three commissioners – Hanson, Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen – at the commission’s meeting on Tuesday. Nelson was elected as vice chairman. Hanson is serving his second six-year term on...
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ND Smoking Ban Boosts Tobacco Control Grades/SD Grade Unchanged

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – The passage by North Dakota voters last November of a comprehensive indoor smoking ban has boosted the state’s grades in an annual tobacco “report card” from the American Lung Association. North Dakota got two A grades – for smoke-free air and for funding tobacco control and prevention programs above the...
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