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Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day

PIERRE, S.D. – February is National Career and Technical Education Month.  As part of the celebration, more than 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 8-9, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day. Activities began with an evening social Feb. 8 for students, legislators, cabinet members and state agency...
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Daugaard signs Bill to Keep Retirement System Sustainable

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure meant to make sure the state’s retirement system is solvent into the future. The Republican governor on Thursday signed the bill, which ties cost-of-living adjustments for recipients more closely to actual earnings and inflation. The law also requires more immediate attention...
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Daugaard Forecasts Veto of Concealed Pistol Legislation

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says that he would veto bills that would allow guns in the Capitol and let people carry concealed handguns without a permit. The Republican governor praised South Dakota’s “reasonable” gun laws Thursday, saying that some states are much more restrictive. Daugaard’s position is a steep obstacle to...
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Federal Lawsuit Faults FAA for 2014 South Dakota Plane Crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The widow of a South Dakota man who was killed in a plane crash in 2014 is blaming the Federal Aviation Administration for the accident. Natalie Rau says in a federal lawsuit that the FAA failed to ensure that a South Dakota wind farm had lighted turbines and the...
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Secretary of State Shantel Krebs discusses changes to South Dakota’s concealed carry permits

PIERRE SD – The South Dakota Secretary of State’s Office has rolled out a ‘new look’ for South Dakota’s concealed carry permits, and is saving taxpayers money in the process.  A record number of state residents now have concealed carry permits, and Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says there are no signs of that...
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Corson County K-9 Unit Assists in Drug Bust

CORSON COUNTY SD – On Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at approximately 00:46hrs MST, the K-9 Unit, accompanied by Deputy Dale, conducted a traffic stop of a northbound Colorado plated pickup on S.D. Highway 63 just north of McLaughlin, South Dakota. During the stop, indicators of criminal activity were observed and consent to search was...
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Democrats Meeting Feb 13th in Fort Pierre

PIERRE SD – The Hughes and Stanley County Democrats will meet Monday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m. at the Perkins Restaurant in Fort Pierre.  Dinner is also available  after 5:30.  Representative Spence Hawley, minority leader in the House, will give an update on happenings in the legislative session.  Everyone is welcome.
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“Pink The Rink” Event Presents Funds to Avera and Sanford

PIERRE, SD – The Oahe Capitals senior players handed out $3,750.00 in donations from their Pink the Rink event on January 7th, 2017.  The donated funds went towards Sanford Health’s Edith Sanford Breast Center and towards the Helmsley Center Challenge, with a matching donation from the Helmsley foundation. Courtesy Photo Avera- back row left...
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WalletHub Survey Lists SD as One of the Best Places for Singles

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A new survey says the Volunteer State is one of the worst places in the country for singles who are looking for love. But Tennesseans can take heart: At least it’s not as bad as it is in Mississippi, which came in dead last in the rankings. WalletHub, the personal...
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SD Committee Kills Bill to Recoup Animal Seizure Care Costs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s House Judiciary Committee has voted 10-2 to kill a bill that would have allowed state authorities to recover some costs in seizures of neglected animals. The proposal would have required owners to post a bond to pay back all costs of caring for their animals. Sponsors said the...
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