Baseballs and Bat

Daugaard Vetoes Exempting Amateur Coaches from Sales Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a measure that would have exempted the earnings of American Legion and VFW baseball coaches from the state sales tax. Daugaard vetoed the measure on Friday. He explained in a letter that the state relies heavily on a broad-based sales tax for revenue that shouldn’t...
Keep Reading »
Hand Holding Dollar Sign

Daugaard Signs Measure to Carve Out $7.50 Youth Minimum Wage

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a controversial measure to exempt South Dakota’s youngest workers from the $8.50 minimum wage voters approved in November. Daugaard weighed his decision before signing the measure Friday to carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage. The governor said previously he wouldn’t support a “direct attack”...
Keep Reading »
Exclamation Point

Concerns for Walworth County after Commission Chairperson’s Death

SELBY, SD- (DRG News) Walworth County is now dealing with the effects of the death of County Commissioner Denis Arbach. Arbach died on Thursday, March 19th, at Avera St. Mary’s Hospital in Pierre. He was 64 years old. This has serious effects on the Walworth County Commission, which was scheduled to meet on Tuesday,...
Keep Reading »

Outlook is for Dry Conditions in Northern Plains

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) – Forecasters say drought conditions are likely for much of the Northern Plains this spring. The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map shows 75 percent of North Dakota and 82 percent of South Dakota as either abnormally dry or in moderate drought conditions already. All of eastern North Dakota and northeastern South...
Keep Reading »