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SD House Stops Two Bills on Amending US Constitution

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has defeated two measures regarding the state’s participation in a convention to amend the U.S. constitution. An initiative to call a convention to propose an amendment requiring a federal balanced budget was rejected on a 28-42 vote. Supporters say the resolution is a way to address...
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Pierre School Board Approves Plans for New Elementary Building

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board viewed the plans for the district’s new elementary school at Monday’s monthly meeting. Architect Jeff Hazard of Koch Hazard Architects of Sioux Falls went over drawings and various details of the new building during a presentation before the board. Hazard said the building will be...
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State Veterinarian Says Atlas’ Livestock Toll Over 40,000 Based on Rancher Relief Fund Reports

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) South Dakota’s State Veterinarian says livestock death losses from last October’s Winter Storm “Atlas” could exceed 43,000. Dr. Dustin Oedekoven’s office with the Animal Industry Board received voluntary reports of about 22,000 head of livestock that died in the storm, while the Rancher Relief Fund’s tally through requests for...
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South Dakota Public Libraries Receive Accreditation

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Eleven South Dakota public libraries were honored at a recent ceremony for being accredited by the South Dakota State Library in 2013. Public libraries are accredited at one of three levels: Essential, Enhanced or Exemplary. Of the eleven facilities receiving accreditation last year, area libraries include the Faith Public/School...
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