Governor Dennis Daugaard

Bill to Stabilize SD Bank Tax Headed to Governor

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to stabilize the state bank tax has won final approval from the South Dakota Legislature. The Senate voted 34-1 to pass the measure, which has already been approved by the House. The bill will become law if signed by the governor. The measure is designed to...
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SD Legislature OKs Bill Against Dog Breed Policies

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has passed a measure to keep local governments from setting policies targeting specific dog breeds. The body voted 41-28 on the measure. It passed the Senate in early February and goes next to the governor for final approval. Opponents to the measure say local governments should...
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SD Senate Passes Amusement Ride Regulations

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a measure that would further regulate amusement rides. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Al Novstrup of Aberdeen, says the bill would impose regulations similar to those in other states and is supported by industry trade groups. Novstrup is president of Thunder Road,...
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PARS Celebrates 40 Years; Kicks Off Annual Challenge for Food Pantry

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A local public assistance organization is celebrating its 40 year anniversary this year and has kicked off an annual effort to gather food and funds for the local food pantry. The food pantry portion of Pierre Area Referral Service started in the 1970′s, in a local woman’s garage-and the...
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