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Thune Talks About Visit by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Tuesday

UNDATED – (DRG News) U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx was in South Dakota Tuesday to discuss transportation initiatives with state officials and to see firsthand the need for rail repairs. Foxx joined U.S. Senator John Thune and Governor Dennis Daugaard in riding the rails. He traveled some stretches that have been repaired with...
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Shawn Springer on June 28, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

Appeal Denied in Pierre Taxi Driver Death Case

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Supreme Court has declined to reduce the sentence of a man serving 261 years for his role in the 1996 shooting death of a Pierre taxi driver. Shawn Springer is now 35 years old. He was 16 at the time of the robbery and killing of cab driver...
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College Board: College Prices Continue to Go Up

WASHINGTON (AP) – Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said today. When adjusted for inflation, students are paying more than triple what students paid 30 years ago to attend a public, four-year institution and about 2.5 times more...
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House, Senate to Vote on Keystone XL

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House and Senate will vote in coming days on legislation to build the Keystone XL pipeline in a high-stakes political poker game. The two candidates in the December 6th runoff for a Louisiana Senate seat are both pushing the bills. They are three-term Democrat Mary Landrieu in the Senate and...
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