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South Dakota Legislature Passes Transportation Funding Hikes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a proposal to hike road and bridge funding, a plan that would immediately raise the state’s fuel taxes by 6 cents per gallon. The House voted 55-11 to approve the bill immediately after it passed the Senate on Friday afternoon. The scope of the...
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Woman Arrested Following Pursuit on Highway 1804

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A woman was arrested after a pursuit along SD Highway 1804 this morning. Captain Rob Weinmeister of the South Dakota Highway Patrol says the incident started when an off-duty law enforcement officer noted a non-injury crash had occurred at the intersection of Range Road and Highway 1804 north of...
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Governor Daugaard Comments on Signing of SB 73

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard signed legislation yesterday to reform South Dakota’s juvenile justice system. The Governor said he is grateful that the state Senate and House voted to support the legislation and believes that Senate Bill 73 represents an important step forward for juvenile justice in the state. The bill’s...
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Further Developments Happening This Year at Pierre’s Mickelson Pond

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre City Commission has entered into a joint powers agreement with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department to further enhance the area around Mickelson Pond in northeast Pierre for picnicking and fishing. Pierre Mayor Laurie Gill says the G F & P will stock the pond...
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