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Representative Julie Bartling and Senator Ryan Maher with State Legislature Listening to State of the State January 14, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Lawmakers Choose Summer Study Leaders

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have chosen people to lead studies ahead of the 2018 legislative session on workforce housing, campaign finance regulations and the state’s ballot question system. The Legislature’s Executive Board made the choices Monday. Republican Sen. Jordan Youngberg will chair the Government Accountability Task Force on campaign finance issues. Democratic...
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Third Finalist Interviews for Pierre City Adminsitrator

  PIERRE, S.D. – The Pierre City Commission is wrapping up interviews for the City Administrator job on Monday with Darcy Long.  Long most recently served as the City Administrator in Amery, Wisconsin.  Long was the third finalist the City Commission named to replace current City Administrator Leon Schochenmaier, who is retiring from the...
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Monday Mid Day News Headlines

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) – Authorities have identified a Hermosa man who died in a motorcycle crash in Pennington County. The Highway Patrol says 76-year-old Randall Davis failed to negotiate the curve on an Interstate 90 on-ramp in Box Elder on Friday afternoon. He was thrown from the bike and died later at a...
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Hearing and Vote Set on GF&P Nonresident Waterfowl Hunting Licenses

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A public hearing and vote is set June 8 on a Game, Fish and Parks Commission compromise proposal for nonresident waterfowl hunting licenses.  The issue has been contentious in South Dakota since the late 1940s. Some resident hunters fear the commercialization of waterfowl hunting in the state, while some business...
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South Dakota Monday Morning News Headlines

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – Opposition to the Dakota Access oil pipeline has persuaded some banks to stop supporting projects that might harm the environment or tread on indigenous rights, but calling the divest movement a success might be a stretch. It doesn’t appear to be hurting the ability of energy companies to get financing...
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State Pheasant Numbers Down in 2016

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of pheasant hunters in South Dakota and the number of birds they killed were both down in 2016.  That’s according to the state’s upland hunting harvest survey.  The survey found that about 61,000 residents and about 81,000 nonresidents took to the South Dakota pheasant fields in 2016,...
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South Dakota Company Still Raising Money for Onida Ethanol Plant

  ONIDA, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota company is still working to raise enough money to build a $150 million ethanol plant just south of Onida.   Ringneck Energy CEO Walt Wendland says the company finally has one or two investors willing to give the last piece of equity needed to start construction.   He...
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South Dakota Sunday News Minute

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A baby girl who just couldn’t wait to get to the hospital was born in the family sport utility vehicle on Interstate 229. Kate Howell was born on May 7, as her parents Ann and Dan Howell were trying to make the hour drive from their home in...
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Mount Rushmore Idea Creator Memorialized

KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Officials have unveiled a marker honoring the man who developed the idea for Mount Rushmore in western South Dakota’s Black Hills. The bronze marker unveiled Thursday declares Doane Robinson as “The Father of Mount Rushmore.” It was funded by a contribution from Jerry Klinger of Derwood, Maryland through the nonprofit...
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State Farmers to Harvest Less Winter Wheat

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota farmers this year are expected to harvest the fewest acres of winter wheat in nearly half a century.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ag statistics service estimates 780,000 acres of winter wheat will be harvested in July, down 29 percent from the 2016 harvest of 1.1 million acres. ...
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