Railroad Tracks in Pierre (KGFX Photo)

SD Holding Meetings to Develop State Rail Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Department is holding a series of meetings across the state to help develop a 2014 state rail plan. The department is identifying critical issues, needs and opportunities regarding the rail system. It also is setting policies governing the state’s involvement in the rail system, and establishing...
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Joshua Spies with Governor Janklow Portraits November 15, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Janklow Portraits Unveiled and Added to Walls of State Capitol Friday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Two more portraits were unveiled and added to other works of art depicting each of the state’s Governors on the first floor of the Capitol Friday.¬† The two portraits were both of former Governor Bill Janklow, who served the state as Governor for two terms from 1979 to 1987...
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SD Ranchers Relief Fund Nearing $1 Million

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A fund aimed at helping South Dakota ranchers who lost livestock in an early autumn blizzard is nearing $1 million. Organizers of the Ranchers Relief Fund began taking applications on Friday. Organizers say the funds collected will not help ranchers recover fully but the money will help with some...
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Young Students Saying Pledge of Allegiance

SD Lawmaker Wants Pledge of Allegiance Requirement

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state legislator plans to introduce a bill to require all South Dakota schoolchildren to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each day they are in class. The Argus Leader reports that Rep. Hal Wick, a Republican from Sioux Falls, intends to introduce the proposal that would apply to all...
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