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Democratic State Rep. Paula Hawks Weighs Bid Against Noem

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State Rep. Paula Hawks appears to be the first Democrat publicly weighing a challenge to Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, who will be seeking re-election in 2016. Hawks, a representative from Hartford, said Tuesday she will likely make a decision before July. Hawks says her priority is the constituents in...
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Pierre Flower Shop Issues Statement on Fire

Press Release For Pierre Flower Shop & Greenhouses The evening of Friday, May 1, 2015 started like any other Friday evening, but for the owners, employees, and customers of the Pierre Flower Shop and Greenhouses in downtown Pierre it was the beginning of a disaster. Within a few hours after the store had closed, the...
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Standard and Poor’s Upgrades South Dakota’s Credit Rating

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A national credit rating agency has upgraded South Dakota to the highest rating it issues. The New York-based Standard and Poor’s on Monday cited the state’s “consistently strong” financial position and record of “conservative budgeting” in upgrading the state from “AA+” to “AAA.” South Dakota joins 15 other states that...
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Lower Brule Sioux Leadership Dispute Moves to Tribal Court

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Two Lower Brule Sioux tribal councilmembers are petitioning a tribal court to stop the man who has taken over as acting chairman in place of the late Michael Jandreau. Terry Pechota is an attorney for Councilmen Orville Langdeau and John McCauley. He says he expects the petition that demands recent...
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