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Hanson Announces Retirement from Capital Area United Way

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A Fort Pierre woman who has served as Executive Director of the Capital Area United Way for just over four years announced her retirement from the organization yesterday. Gloria Hanson will step down from overseeing the local United Way at the end of February. Hanson, who serves on the...
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Noem Criticizes Democrats’ Leadership on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Rep. Kristi Noem is criticizing the Democrats’ handling of the economy. The Republican says her state’s low unemployment rate is proof that the GOP is a better steward of the economy. Noem joined House Speaker John Boehner and other members of House Republican leadership at a press conference at the Capitol...
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Attorney General Says South Dakota Implied Consent Law to be Scrutinized

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says the South Dakota Supreme Court has accepted his request to determine the constitutionality of the state’s implied consent law for drunken driving enforcement. The law allows for blood to be drawn from motorists suspected of drunken driving without their permission or a warrant. The blood...
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SD Supplants ND as Top Sunflower-Producing State

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – South Dakota sunflower farmers last year rebounded from crippling drought in 2012, while their counterparts in North Dakota struggled through a wet spring planting season and a late harvest. The end result is that South Dakota has supplanted North Dakota as the nation’s top sunflower producer for only the second...
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