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Lawmakers Say Federal Spending Bill Benefits SD

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s congressional delegation says the massive $1.1 trillion federal spending bill under debate in Washington contains key provisions beneficial to the state. Federal lawmakers on Thursday will take up the measure to fund government through Sept. 30, 2015. Republican Sen. John Thune says he’s pleased the legislation contains provisions...
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FPDC Director Touts the Business Developments in Community in 2014

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) As 2014 comes to a close, new business developments and changes continue to pop up in the City of Fort Pierre.  Fort Pierre Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Dave Bonde says the Cowboy Country Store’s new location is still under construction, but the new structure is open and...
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Thune Noncommittal on 2016 Presidential Bid

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune says he’s keeping his options open for a 2016 presidential bid, but right now the South Dakota Republican says he’s not exploring a run. Thune on Wednesday said he’s focused on his work in the U.S. Senate, where he’ll assume the chairmanship of the Commerce, Science...
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Governor Mickelson Statue After Placement December 9, 2014

3 New Governor Statues Placed in Pierre for Trail of Governors Project

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Three more statues for the Trail of Governors project were put in place yesterday.  The statues for former Governors Robert Vessey, Peter Norbeck and George S. Mickelson were unveiled November 1 during a day-long schedule of activities at the Capitol for South Dakota’s 125th anniversary.  The statues have been...
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