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South Dakota Governor Orders Flags at Half-Staff

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has directed all government agencies to fly the United States and South Dakota flags at half-staff Monday morning in observance of Memorial Day. His proclamation is in accordance with one signed by President Barack Obama. Flags will be flown at full-staff from noon until sunset. Daugaard is...
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SDHP Says 3 Die in Head-on Collision West of Bowdle

BOWDLE, S.D. (AP) – Three people, including an infant, were killed Friday evening in a two-car crash west of Bowdle, South Dakota. South Dakota Highway Patrol Trooper Rick Olauson says three passengers in one car died in what appears to be a head-on collision. Michael Muonio, of Battle Ground, Washington state, was driving one...
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Dozens of Projects in SD Initiative’s First Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A new state economic development effort doled out more than $7 million in grants and loans in its first year, though some lawmakers want to revisit how the money is distributed. The 2013 Legislature established the Building South Dakota fund as a way to eliminate some of the debate about...
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SD Secretary Shares Tribal, State Challenges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – In his last meeting with a legislative committee, Tribal Relations Secretary J.R. LaPlante has discussed the accomplishments and ongoing challenges that face state and tribal leaders. LaPlante has taken a job as an assistant U.S. attorney in Sioux Falls. He will move to that position in August. Gov. Dennis Daugaard...
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