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Capital Area United Way Off and Running with Fundraising Campaign

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way announced its goal for this year’s campaign earlier this week.   At an event held at the Pierre Chamber Tuesday, United Way officials revealed that they will work to raise $545,007; up from last year’s $500,000 goal.  United Way Executive Director Gloria Hanson says the...
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Fort Pierre’s New Occupancy Fee to Go Into Effect Soon

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fort Pierre will soon implement a new occupancy fee; which will be imposed by two of the city’s hotels starting October 1.  Fort Pierre Mayor Sam Tidball says the $2.00 a night fee will be charged by the AmericInn and Holiday Inn Express and the funds raised through...
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SD Labor Secretary Pam Roberts Retiring in October

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Labor and Regulation Secretary Pam Roberts will retire next month after serving in state Cabinet-level positions since 1989. Gov. Dennis Daugaard says Roberts was appointed to Cabinet-level jobs by five governors. Roberts became commissioner of the state Bureau of Personnel in 1989, was chief of operations for Gov....
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Iowa Drought Worsens in Hottest Week of the Year

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Drought conditions have worsened in a portion of the Midwest including Iowa, the nation’s leading corn producer, as the region experienced its hottest week of the year. The extreme heat and near record low August rainfall combined to expand drought conditions from the eastern Dakotas southeastward into western Illinois....
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