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SD Department Primes for Texting and Driving Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A law that would make texting while driving illegal in South Dakota still awaits the governor’s signature, but the state Department of Public Safety says it’s already talking about a public awareness campaign. A state official says the state already has some materials to warn against texting and driving. He...
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March 31 Marks End of Snowmobile Trail Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – March 31 marks the official end of the season for the statewide snowmobile trail system. Black Hills Trails District supervisor Shannon Percy says grooming operations began in full force on the season opener and crews have been consistently grooming throughout the season. Grooming operations will continue as long as snow...
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MN Tribe Helps Fellow Tribes With Propane Crisis

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Donations from an American Indian tribe in Minnesota totaling nearly $1.4 million have helped tribes in the Great Plains deal with a winter propane crisis. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community provided grants to the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota and South Dakota; the Yankton, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Sioux...
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PACC Committee to Hold Fort Pierre Mayor Forum Tonight

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Government Affairs Committee is holding a candidate forum tonight for the candidates running for Mayor of Fort Pierre. Current Mayor Sam Tidball has chosen not to run again after serving the city as council member or Mayor for more than 20 years....
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