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Pierre Area Chamber’s Activities Roundup to be Held Thursday, February 6 at YMCA

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Oahe Family YMCA will be the location next week for an “Activities Roundup”, which will be sponsored by the Sports and Recreation Committee of the Pierre Area Chamber of Commerce.  Lois Ries of the Pierre Convention and Visitors Bureau says activities represented will be for people of all...
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SD Voters Could Decide Adding Games in Casinos

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota House committee has approved a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to add some games. The State Affairs Committee voted 10-1 for a measure that would put the proposal to a statewide vote on the November ballot. Deadwood casinos now offer slot machines, poker and...
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SD Legislative Panel Endorses School Aid Boost

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has given initial approval to a plan that would provide school districts with more state financial aid than Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recommended. The Republican governor’s proposed budget would boost state aid to schools by 3 percent next year. The House Education Committee on Wednesday...
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SD State Parks Set Records for Visitors, Camping

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Both visitation and camping in South Dakota’s state parks reached all-time highs in 2013 for the second year in a row. The state Department of Game, Fish and Parks says the biggest draws were Custer State Park in the Black Hills and Lewis and Clark Recreation Area near Yankton. The...
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