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South Dakota Bucks Trend of Dwindling Sales Tax

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A rise in income inequality appears to be negatively affecting tax revenues in South Dakota and other states. That’s according to a new report from the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The report says South Dakota’s average annual tax revenue growth has slowed in recent decades. That growth...
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Murder Trial for Slain Pierre Teen Finally Set to Begin

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The trial for a Pierre teenager charged with killing his high school classmate will finally begin in Winner this week more than 1 1/2 years after the boy’s death. Braiden McCahren, 18, has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the December 2012 shooting death of 16-year-old Dalton Williams. McCahren...
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Historical Society Offers Property Tax Moratorium

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota State Historical Society is offering property owners a tax moratorium. This eight-year moratorium is for restoration and rehabilitation work completed on historic sites during 2014. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 3. A new application is necessary for every year that work is undertaken. The state...
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Candidates for Stanley County Homecoming Royalty Chosen

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Candidates for Stanley County High School’s 2014 Homecoming royalty have been selected. The school announced yesterday that King candidates include Austin Brown, Cooper Carter and Tucker Jones. Queen candidates are Kiyana Martin, Ali Scott and Tawnee Whitley. Homecoming coronation will be held September 22 at 7:00 p.m. in...
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The Weekend Schedule is a Busy One in Fort Pierre

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) If you’re looking for something to do in the Fort Pierre and Pierre areas this weekend, you won’t have to look far. Besides events at the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center and the Dakota Western Heritage Festival, there will be chance to check out some local historical...
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Joop Bollen Vows to Give Written Answers on EB-5

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A lawmaker says the man who once ran the state’s federal EB-5 investment program has agreed to answer questions from a legislative panel in writing. Government Operations and Audit Committee chairman Sen. Larry Tidemann earlier asked Joop Bollen to appear Sept. 24 in Pierre and give a chronology of...
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Pierre & Martin Residents to be 2 of 10 Inducted Into Hall of Fame This Weekend

CHAMBERLAIN, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Hall of Fame will hold activities tied to its 2014 Honors Ceremony the next few days.  The Hall of Fame was established in 1974 to recognize and honor South Dakotans who have championed a culture of excellence in areas like Agriculture, Arts & Entertainment, General, Historical,...
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SD Investment Council Get Big Bonuses for Success

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Employees with the South Dakota Investment Council are receiving big bonuses this year after growing the investment portfolio for the state’s retirement system more than $1.7 billion in the last fiscal year. Matt Clark is South Dakota’s State Investment Officer. Clark says on average the employees in the investment office...
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Statehood Celebration Event Tickets to be Available Starting September 15

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Those wanting to get a good seat for the November 1 Statehood Celebration and South Dakota Symphony Orchestra performance in the State Capitol Rotunda will be able to get free tickets starting Monday.  The special event is open to the public, but seating will be limited.  General admission seats...
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Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center Hosting Fall Celebration Saturday

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Saturday brings what has become an annual event to the Casey Tibbs South Dakota Rodeo Center in Fort Pierre. The Fall Celebration will take place between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. tomorrow. Center Director Cindy Bahe says several activities are scheduled–from timber branding to a demonstration featuring U.S....
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