SD House Panel Approves Bill on Arming Teachers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has narrowly approved a bill that would allow school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns to protect against attacks like last month’s school shooting in Connecticut. The Education Committee voted 8-7 to send the measure to the full House for further debate....
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

SD Governor Opposes Allowing Mixed Martial Arts Bouts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he opposes a bill that would create a state athletic commission because it would legitimize mixed martial arts fights, events he says are so violent they don’t deserve to be called sports. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Friday approved a bill that would...
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Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden Close Up

Johnny Smith Memorial Sculpture Garden to be Built at Casey Tibbs Rodeo Center

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A date has been set for this summer to unveil a sculpture garden and large bronze statue of a famous saddle bronc rider at Fort Pierre’s Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center.  The Casey Tibbs Foundation announced plans recently to create a Sculpture Garden that will open this...
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Dave Bonde Speaking Before Fort Pierre Development Corporation Meeting January 22, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Fort Pierre Development Corporation Gathered Tuesday for Annual Meeting

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tuesday brought the 2013 meeting for the Fort Pierre Development Corporation.  About 40 people attended the annual gathering.  The evening’s guest speaker was Governor’s Office of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Costello.  After his comments, Costello answered several business related questions from the group.  Fort Pierre Development Corporation Executive...
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