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Blue Ribbon Education Package Lifts Average Salary By 11.9 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. – Preliminary data indicates that South Dakota’s teacher salaries are on track to meeting a statewide target average of $48,500, which legislators adopted earlier this year as a part of the Blue Ribbon education funding package. According to a survey of school districts, the projected average salary of public school teachers for...
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SD Commissioner of Bureau of Finance and Management Jason Dilges on Indefinite Administrative Leave

PIERRE SD – South Dakota’s Commissioner of Bureau of Finance and Management has been put on indefinite administrative leave. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s Chief of Staff Tony Venhuizen says, “Jason Dilges has been placed on indefinite administrative leave from his position as Commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management, pending a final decision on...
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Week of Activities Planned for City of Pierre : Kicks Off with Lighted Parade

PIERRE SD – The 16th Annual Pierre Parade of Lights will kick off a week of holiday activities. The parade is scheduled for Monday, November 21st with line up and judging at 5:00 in the Riggs High School parking lot. The parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. and follow the same route as the...
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GFP Reminds Hunters to Register for Winter Depredation Hunts

PIERRE, S.D. –South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) would like to remind resident hunters of unique opportunities that could exist later this winter. GFP’s Wildlife Damage Management Program assists landowners with wildlife depredation abatement techniques. When other methods are ineffective, GFP may utilize hunters to help reduce damage caused by wildlife. “Winter depredation...
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Mega Raffle Drawing Held for Capital Area Boys and Girls Club for Nov.

PIERRE SD – Wednesday morning the Boys and Girls Club of the Capital Area’s Great Futures Mega Raffle selected 3 finalists for the November drawing those drawn were Verne Brakke, Gary Amber, and Jay Perry. The final winner was Verne Brakke who received a $500 photo session with prints sponsored by Bridget M Photography and American...
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Department of Public Safety Urges People to Stay Safe As Season’s First Winter Storm Approaches

PIERRE, S.D – With the season’s first major snowstorm expected to reach South Dakota this week, the state Department of Public Safety encourages people to make preparations now. Various winter storm warnings, watches and advisories are in effect starting at different times today and extending through Friday for most of South Dakota. Most of...
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Record Rounds Played at Hillsview in 2016

PIERRE, S.D. – The 2016 season brought a new record to Hillsview Golf Course for the number of rounds played. Between March and November this year, 31,466 rounds were played at Pierre’s Municipal Golf Course. More than 1,250 of those rounds were played in November. Carin Hayn, Hillsview Manager, says that there are a...
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Winter Weather Preparedness

PIERRE SD/HUGHES COUNTY -This from Hughes County Manager Kevin Hipple: As we prepare for what may be the first major snowfall of the season, Hughes County warns its residents to be prepared for winter storms. The County Highway Department generally does not plow county roads until the blowing and drifting have reduced to a safe...
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Fundraiser Held by SD Bureau Of Human Resources Office for Capital Area United Way “Be Someone’s Hero”

PIERRE SD -  The South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources office raised money for the United Way’s  ”Be Someone’s Hero” campaign on Tuesday afternoon the fundraiser was titled “It’s Time to be a SuPie Hero” Each contestant had a jar for donation of money. The more money in the jar the longer the contestant...
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Christmas At The Capitol Tree-Lighting Ceremony

PIERRE, S.D. – The 2016 Grand Lighting Ceremony for Christmas at the South Dakota Capitol will take place in the rotunda on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. CST.   The public is invited to join Gov. Dennis Daugaard, First Lady Linda Daugaard and Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill as they welcome guests and light...
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