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Tourism Industry in SD Sees Increases in Several Areas from 2011 to 2012

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The economic impact of South Dakota’s visitor industry increased five percent between 2011 and 2012.  The 2012 figures were released last night at the South Dakota Governor’s Conference on Tourism.   Officials say that tourism had a $1.95 billion dollar impact on the state’s economy in 2012 and more than 27,700...
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Senator Lucas Speaks on Social Hosting Bill

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bill was introduced Thursday at the state capitol that proposes a social host law.  SB 94 would prohibit citizens from permitting the underage consumption of alcoholic beverages on their premises and would set a penalty for those who violate the law.  Mission Democrat, Larry Lucas who is a...
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Nearly 70 Horses Seized Due to Neglect in SD

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Pennington County Sheriff’s Office has started a criminal investigation after nearly 70 horses were impounded for neglect. The 69 horses were seized after the Sheriff’s Office obtained a court order Jan. 8. The Sheriff’s Office says the caretakers for the horses do not currently live on the property...
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SD Tourism Industry’s Economic Impact Up 5 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says the South Dakota tourism industry’s impact on the state economy was nearly $2 billion last year, up 5 percent from the previous year. Daugaard says the tourism industry generated about $291 million in state and local tax revenue last year, about 19 percent of total taxes....
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