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Pierre Voters Say Yes to Occupancy Tax for City Lodging Establishments

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Pierre voters expressed their support Tuesday for an Occupancy Tax. Residents of the Capital City gave overwhelming approval to the tax-to be imposed at ten hotels in town that have 25 or more rooms. Just over 2,600 people-or about 80% of voters said yes to the tax. 682 residents...
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Wismer First Woman to be Major Party Nominee for Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Susan Wismer’s victory in the South Dakota Democratic primary has turned her into the state’s first female nominee for governor from a major party. Wismer won the Democratic nomination Tuesday to challenge incumbent Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Women have been on the gubernatorial ballot in South Dakota before, but...
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South Dakota Auditors Checking Results of Primary

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota auditors are double-checking results of Tuesday’s primary. Secretary of State Jason Gant says those county canvasses will take place over the next few days and have to be done by Tuesday. He says workers in his office will canvass on Tuesday in the Capitol and then any recounts...
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South Dakota Candidate Cited for Election Charges

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has filed charges accusing defeated U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth of six counts of perjury and six counts of filing false documents related to election campaign laws. The arrest warrant comes a day after Bosworth lost the Republican primary with just 6 percent...
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