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FEMA Releases Document on Flood Policy Changes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released updated guidelines on a new law to lessen the blow of flood insurance premium hikes. The guidelines could potentially affect more than 1,600 South Dakotans with subsidized flood insurance. A 2012 federal policy sought to make the cost of national flood insurance rates...
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Two Candidates Join to Criticize GOP Front-Runner

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Two U.S. Senate candidates on opposite sides of the political spectrum called a joint news conference Monday to protest the Republican frontrunner’s out-of-state fundraising. Democratic candidate Rick Weiland and Republican state Rep. Stace Nelson stood side-by-side accusing former Gov. Mike Rounds of trying to buy the race, but the...
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Dog Rescued After Falling Through Ice Near LaFramboise Island Saturday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department’s Rescue Squad was called to a small cove near LaFramboise Island Saturday to help rescue a dog that had fallen through a section of ice still covering the water at that location. PFD’s First Assistant Chief Leon Ellis says the department was told just after...
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Ag Secretary Discusses Involvement in National and Midwest Organizations

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Secretary of Agriculture says he looks forward to his service on a committee that is part of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA). Lucas Lentsch was named in February as Vice Chair of NASDA’s Rural Development and Financial Security Committee. Lentsch says the national...
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