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South Dakota Sales Tax Goes up Next Week to 4.5 Percent

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Revenue is reminding residents and businesses that the state’s sales tax is set to go up next week. The state’s sales and use tax rate will increase from 4 percent to 4.5 percent on June 1. It is the first permanent increase to the state’s...
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Gov. Daugaard Orders State Capitol Flags At Half-Staff For Former State Sen. Roland A. Chicoine

PIERRE, S.D. – Former state legislator Roland A. Chicoine of Elk Point passed away on May 19, 2016.  Chicoine, 93, served for 20 years in the state legislature, as a state representative from 1981-87, a state senator from 1987-93, and again as a state representative from 1993-2001. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has ordered flags to...
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Local Law Enforcement Confirms Homicide Investigation in Grant County

PIERRE S.D. – Local law enforcement is conducting a homicide investigation in Grant County. A body was discovered by a landowner on the afternoon of Tuesday, May 17, in rural western Grant County. This appears to be an isolated incident and law enforcement has no indication at this time there is any danger to...
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Community Candidates Forum 2016 In Production Next Week

PIERRE, SD – All four candidates seeking election to the Pierre City Commission in June will be examined in detail by members of the local media next week. The 2016 Community Candidates Forum is a non-partisan forum produced in cooperation with local media covering politics and government in Pierre and Fort Pierre.  The forum...
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