Governor Daugaard at December 4, 2012 Budget Address (KGFX Photo)

SD Governor Proposes Modest Boost in Spending

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed a $4.1 billion state budget he says will provide modest increases in state spending on education, health care and salaries for state workers. In a speech to the Legislature, the Republican governor proposed 3 percent increases in state aid to school districts,...
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Railroad Tracks in Pierre (KGFX Photo)

CP Gauging Interest in Railroad Track in Four States

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Canadian Pacific Railway is looking into the possibility of selling 660 miles of track in South Dakota and three surrounding states. CP in 2007 bought 2,500 miles of track and equipment from South Dakota-based DM&E and its subsidiaries for $1.5 billion. CP on Tuesday said it was “inviting...
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South Dakota Seeing Big Increase in STD Cases

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota is seeing what officials say is an alarming increase in sexually transmitted diseases. They cite as reasons online acquaintances, a changing population and a relaxed view of risks. The Argus Leader reports that chlamydia infections in South Dakota have doubled since the late 1990s, and gonorrhea...
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Pierre to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Tomorrow for 4th Street Multi Use Recreational Trail

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held tomorrow to celebrate the grand opening of the 4th Street Multi-Use Trail.  The event was scheduled now that Phase I of the trail has been completed.   Phase I treks from Governor’s Drive to Bristol Place.  Phase II of the trail was...
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