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Governor Dennis Daugaard July 2015

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year With Another Surplus

PIERRE, S.D. –  South Dakota state government closed the 2016 budget year on June 30 marking the fifth consecutive year with a surplus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today. The state general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2016 ended with both lower expenditures and higher revenues than budgeted.   The majority of the surplus was a result...
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200th Engineer Co. to deploy 15 Soldiers to Kuwait

PIERRE, S.D. – Fifteen Soldiers from the South Dakota Army National Guard’s 200th Engineer Company have received an official mobilization order for deployment to Kuwait beginning in July 2017. The Soldiers from the Pierre, Chamberlain and Mobridge-based unit are scheduled for a nine-month deployment where they will serve as a training assistance team and...
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Sioux Falls Man Sentenced in Aggravated Assault Case

PIERRE, S.D.- Attorney General Marty Jackley and Gregory County States Attorney Amy Bartling announced that Nicholas C. Speckmeier, 30, Sioux Falls, pled guilty yesterday to 2 counts of aggravated assault and 1 count of ingestion of a controlled substance, methamphetamine and was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Kathleen Trandahl to 30 years in the...
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Daugaard activates drought task force due to dry conditions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The abnormally dry conditions affecting parts of South Dakota have prompted Gov. Dennis Daugaard to activate the state’s Drought Task Force.        Daugaard’s office says the task force met for the first time Monday in Pierre. The latest U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that abnormally dry conditions are scattered...
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