Interior of Vehicle

Daugaard: Drive Safely Over July 4 Holiday

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is asking residents to drive safely as the July 4 holiday approaches. He says that nearly all crashes can be avoided, but every person must take personal responsibility and do their part. This includes wearing a seatbelt, obeying speed limits and other traffic laws, avoiding distractions when...
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Jason Gant

SD Merit-Pay Plan for Teachers Goes to Public Vote

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters will decide the fate of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to top teachers, phase out tenure and recruit candidates for critical teaching jobs. Secretary of State Jason Gant says the state’s main teachers union, the South Dakota Education Association, has submitted enough petition signatures to...
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Irrigation System in Crop

Warm Weather Causing Declining Crop Conditions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Crop development is still ahead of the five-year average in South Dakota, but crop conditions are continuing to decline due to a lack of moisture. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in its weekly crop and weather report that warm and dry conditions dominated much of the state again....
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Campers Around Camp Fire

Sites Still Available for Fourth of July Camping

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Those planning a getaway for the Fourth of July are reminded that campsites are still available at many South Dakota state parks. Since the Fourth is on a Wednesday, many campers chose to book sites on the weekends before and after the holiday. As a result, more people have...
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