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New Location for Pierre Driver Exam Station Opens Today

PIERRE, S.D.– The driver license exam station in Pierre opens in its new location today (Wed.). The station is now located at 420 S. Garfield Ave, which is just north of Holiday Station. The exam station is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. As a reminder, people have 180 days prior...
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Gov. Daugaard Encourages Expansion Of Registered Apprenticeships

PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) is offering informational sessions in four communities during the week Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed to highlight registered apprenticeships. The Governor invites business, education, economic development, and HR leaders to attend the sessions to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities. “The apprenticeship training model combines...
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‘Scoop It’ Snow Removal Program Discontinued Statewide

PIERRE, S.D.- The Department of Corrections ‘Scoop It’ snow removal program is being discontinued. “The department takes pride in providing quality community service opportunities. However, the ‘Scoop It’ program has evolved to a point where the DOC is no longer able to responsibly meet the supervision needs for this program,” said Corrections Secretary Denny...
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Alumnus James Rankin Selected as New SD Mines’ President

RAPID CITY, S.D. – James (Jim) Rankin, the chief research officer and professor of electrical engineering at the University of Arkansas, will return to his alma mater as the 19th president of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, the South Dakota Board of Regents announced Tuesday. Rankin, a South Dakota native from Draper...
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High Number Of Motor Vehicle Fatalities Prompts DPS Safety Message

PIERRE, S.D.– After 29 vehicle fatalities in the last two months, South Dakota Department of Public Safety officials are again stressing the need for driver and passenger safety. Preliminary numbers include 15 fatalities in September and 14 in October. So far in November, there have been three confirmed fatalities statewide. The September-October fatalities occurred...
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Pierre Man Arrested for Assaulting Police Officer and Petty Theft

PIERRE, SD- A 25-year-old Pierre man faces multiple charges after an incident with police officers early this (Tues.) morning. According to the Pierre Police Department, just after midnight, officers responded to the 1500 block of E. Wells for the report of a theft of alcohol from a business. Upon arriving in the area, the...
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Pierre Driver Exam Station Opens in New Location Wednesday

PIERRE, S.D.– The driver license exam station in Pierre will open in its new location tomorrow (Wed.). The station is now located at 420 S. Garfield Ave, which is just north of Holiday Station. The exam station is open from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday. As a reminder, people have 180 days...
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Daugaard Names Don Kirkegaard As Secretary Of Education

PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has announced that he will appoint Don Kirkegaard of Sturgis to serve as South Dakota Secretary of Education. Kirkegaard, 59, is currently the superintendent of the Meade County School District. He also serves as president of the South Dakota Board of Education Standards. He will resign both positions...
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SDDOT Adds Tow Plows to Winter Fleet

PIERRE, SD– The South Dakota Department of Transportation has expanded its snowplow fleet by adding three new tow-plows for the 2017-2018 winter season. A tow-plow is pulled by a snowplow truck and, along with the front plow on the truck, can clear widths up to 25 feet by allowing the operator to remove snow...
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Committee Begins Formal Consideration of Tax Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC– Rep. Kristi Noem today joined the House Ways & Means Committee as they began formal consideration of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. According to the non-partisan Tax Foundation, the tax reform proposal – which Noem played a pivotal role in drafting – would increase wages by 3.1 percent, add nearly 1...
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