SD Lawmakers Loosen Travel Policy Slightly

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has decided to let more lawmakers travel to out-of-state meetings beginning in July. Because of state government’s budget problems last year, hardly any legislators got to travel out of state. But the Legislature’s Executive Board decided Monday that the state’s improved financial condition will allow...
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Oil Barrel

SD Study On Oil and Gas to Focus on Taxes, Land

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers are preparing for a possible oil and gas boom in the state. The South Dakota Legislature’s Executive Board on Monday outlined the scope of a study on the issue. It will focus on state taxes and the problems caused when the land and the oil beneath it...
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Capt. James Forbes, center, commander of the 200th Engineer Company, is congratulated by Maj. Gen. Tim Reisch, adjutant general of the South Dakota National Guard, during a welcome home ceremony for the unit at Riggs High School in Pierre, S.D., May 12, 2012, after completing a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (SDNG photo by Maj. Anthony Deiss)

Weekend Brings Parade and Welcome Home Ceremony for 200th Engineer Company

Soldiers of the 200th Engineer Company reunited with family, friends and community members Saturday in Pierre after a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. The 184 Soldiers of the 200th received a hero’s welcome, as hundreds of people gathered to cheer and greet the returning South Dakota Army National Guard unit along the streets of Fort...
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May 11 Car Crash

Crash in Pierre Results in One Vehicle Rolling Over-No One Hurt

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A two vehicle crash resulted in more than $15,000 damage to the units involved Friday morning. Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says the accident was reported about 10:00 a.m. Friday and occurred in a northwest Pierre neighborhood. A vehicle driven by a 44-year-old Pierre man was westbound in an...
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