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2014 State-Tribal Relations Day to be Held February 26 in Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Later this month, the 2014 State-Tribal Relations Day will be held in Pierre. The South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations hosts the event each year. Tribal Relations Secretary JR LaPlante says the first-ever State-Tribal Legislative Reception for tribal leaders, state lawmakers and state officials will be held February 25....
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SD Legislative Panel Passes Statewide Texting Ban

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving. House Speaker Brian Gosch of Rapid City initially introduced a bill that sought to prevent local governments from passing and enforcing their own distracted driving ordinances. But at a committee hearing last week, he changed...
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South Dakota Capitol February 5, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

SD Panel Passes Rules About Water on Private Land

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota Senate committee has passed a bill to regulate the public use of water on flooded private land. The State Affairs Committee voted 6-3 to approve a measure that would allow fishing on bodies of water 40 acres or larger, as long as there is public access to...
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Northern Plains Are in For a Winter Warm-up

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Arctic air that has enveloped the Northern Plains for a week and half is on its way out, with a warm-up in store for the rest of the week. Temperatures Monday morning in the Dakotas were in the single digits and teens below zero – with wind chills dropping into...
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