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SD Ranks Seventh Among States for Volunteering

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Corporation for National and Community Service says South Dakota ranks seventh in the nation when it comes to volunteering. The federal entity released a report on Tuesday that said nearly 35 percent of South Dakotans volunteered in 2013. That translates to about 21.5 million hours of service over...
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Daugaard: $56M to be Invested in SD Railway System

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A partnership between the state and private groups will allow for a $56 million investment in four rail projects in South Dakota. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the investment Tuesday. The projects include the reconstruction of 42.6 miles of rail line between Chamberlain and Presho; construction of railroad sidings in...
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Daugaard to Push for More Drug Courts in 2015 Session

LEAD, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s administration says drug and DUI courts are working for offenders and taxpayers in South Dakota, and the governor is pushing for lawmakers to fund three new ones in the 2015 legislative session. Daugaard’s budget proposal puts $600,000 toward bringing the number of such specialty courts up to...
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Pierre/Fort Pierre Area to Host Annual Christmas Bird Count Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Local birding enthusiasts will take part in the 115th Christmas Bird Count this weekend.  The National Audubon Society’s counts are being conducted through Monday, January 5 across the country.  Plans call for at least 12 Christmas Bird Counts in West River areas of South Dakota and the Black...
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