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South Dakota Lawmakers Increase Their Own Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have increased their own budget to provide extra money for travel, staff and other expenses. As part of the state budget passed Friday, the lawmakers added $500,000 to the Legislature’s existing $4.8 million annual budget. The extra money will be used to pay for legislators’ travel to...
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SD Lawmakers OK Budget After Priority Dispute

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a $4.1 billion state budget after lawmakers wrangled over whether to give more money to schools and medical facilities that treat low-income people. The House voted 48-7 late Friday night to accept a budget approved earlier in the day by the Legislature’s Joint Appropriations...
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Bomb Dog Jet and Lt. Scott Sheldon in March 2013 at Capitol

SD Highway Patrol Dog Retires After 11 Years

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol is retiring its explosive-sniffing Belgian sheepdog. Jet started his career with the Highway Patrol in 2003 as a police service dog trained to detect odors of different compounds that could be used to construct explosive devices. Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Craig Price says Jet has...
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Meeting Held Thursday for City of Pierre’s Go Green and Clean Campaign Activities

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) “Earth Awareness Week” will be noted in April in Pierre and a meeting was held Thursday to lay out plans for the week and to plan similar clean-up and beautification efforts in the months that follow.  Earth Awareness Week will be held April 21-27 and is part of Pierre’s...
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