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DOT Official Says No Need to Boost SD Highway Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist says the state’s highways are in good shape and there’s no need to boost state highway taxes now. However, Bergquist says the situation could change if Congress cuts the federal funding that helps states build and maintain roads and bridges. Bergquist met Wednesday with...
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Governor Gives State of the State Address Tuesday-Area Lawmakers React to Speech Content

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard Tuesday highlighted South Dakota’s successes and proposed some new ways to train people to fill jobs important to the state’s economic development–as part of the annual State of the State speech which kicks off each year’s legislative session. Daugaard said the state can be proud of...
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SD Lawmakers to Discuss Road Conditions, Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are meeting with a South Dakota legislative panel to discuss the condition of the state’s highway system and the funding used to maintain and build the roads. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist and Deb Hillmer of the Division of Motor Vehicles are scheduled to give presentations Wednesday to...
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Blizzard Expected Thursday in Parts of Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A strong cold front bearing down on the Dakotas is expected to bring blizzard conditions to eastern North Dakota and northeastern South Dakota. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for those regions for late Wednesday and Thursday. A blizzard watch is posted for north central North Dakota...
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SD Governor Calls for Revamping Bank Tax Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota needs to revamp its bank franchise tax to reflect the complexity of modern banking operations. In his State of the State speech to kick off the 2014 session of the South Dakota Legislature, Daugaard says the laws need to be changed to calculate taxes...
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SD Governor Urges Training for Needed Jobs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proposed some new efforts to train people for jobs critical to South Dakota’s economic development. In his State of the State address to start the 2014 session of the Legislature, the governor says he will use development money to help school districts strengthen technical courses. He...
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G F & P to Hold Four Upcoming Meetings on Lake Oahe Fishery Status

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department will be holding a series of informational meetings and open houses across the state starting later this month. The meetings will give the public a chance to talk about the status of Lake Oahe’s fisheries, learn about regulation changes for 2014,...
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Pierre School Board Ok’s 2014-2015 Calendar

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre School Board gave approval for the district’s calendar for the 2014-2015 school year at yesterday’s meeting. Board members had eight different calendar options to select from based on work done by a calendar committee. The school calendar for the next school year will differ from recent years...
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CAUW Reaches and Exceeds 2013-2014 Fundraising Goal

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Capital Area United Way has announced that its goal has been met for the United Way’s 2013-2014 campaign. 21 non-profit agencies are assisted by the funds raised through the local United Way. The goal for the campaign was announced last fall as $545,007. Yesterday, United Way Executive Director...
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Governor Announces Appointments to Game, Fish and Parks Commission

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard has made two appointments to the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission; along with one reappointment. Daugaard’s office yesterday announced that Scott Phillips of Hereford and Paul Dennert of Columbia have been named to fill two open commission spots. The Governor also reappointed John Cooper...
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