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First Baby for 2013 Born at Avera St. Mary’s Thursday

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The first baby of 2013 for Avera St. Mary’s Hospital was born three days into the New Year.  Amanda Bacon, Communications Coordinator for Avera St. Mary’s says Maisie Belle Kroger was born yesterday morning, January 3 at 7:40 a.m.  Her parents are Karl and Michelle Kroger of Pierre.  For...
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City Bans May Prompt SD Ban on Texting and Driving

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has repeatedly refused to ban texting while driving, but bans imposed by four cities might prompt lawmakers to look more favorably on the idea. State Sen. Mike Vehle  of Mitchell says he plans once again to introduce a texting ban in the legislative session that opens...
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SD Agency Puts All Public Notices on One Website

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources is putting all its public notices on a single page on its website. The page includes links to all current public notices for department activities that involve general permits, air quality, ground and surface water discharge, mining, oil and gas, water...
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SD Democrats Criticize Appointment to State Board

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Democrats have criticized Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s appointment of a man to a board that awards state economic development loans to businesses. Daugaard has appointed Rob Skjonsberg of Pierre to the state Board of Economic Development. Skjonsberg was a banker, a chief of staff for former Gov. Mike...
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