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May 20-26 is National Safe Boating Week

PIERRE, S.D. – Join the United States Coast Guard and the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) in celebrating National Safe Boating Week May 20-26, 2017. “This year’s theme is ‘Wear it!’ We want to help educate all South Dakotans about safe boating practices and the different styles and proper fits of various...
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Senator Mike Rounds Concerned About President Trumps Actions

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds says he’s concerned about reports that President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russian officials. The Republican senator said Tuesday that the president has the legal right to declassify documents. But based on the information he has, Rounds says he’s “concerned that it may...
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Sturgis to Host Capital for a Day Event

  PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that Sturgis has been chosen to be South Dakota’s Capital for a Day on Tuesday, June 6.  “I look forward to the Sturgis event, and thank community leaders for offering to host it,” Gov. Daugaard said. “It’s an opportunity for me to become better acquainted...
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Tuesday Mid Day News

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota has launched a pardon website for people to go online to seek clemency.  The Republican governor said Tuesday that South Dakota is the first state to have an online, paperless pardon process. The governor’s office says the tool is part of Daugaard’s efforts to...
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Tuesday Morning News Headlines

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A prosecutor has abandoned a plan to call a Sioux Falls Argus Leader reporter as a witness in a trial related to a marijuana operation that the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe attempted to start. Argus Leader Media reported. Monday that a subpoena issued to reporter Dana Ferguson has been...
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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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