Governor Dennis Daugaard

Governor Signs Measure That Includes April 1 Gas Tax Hike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure that increases funding for road and bridge projects, while also hiking the state’s fuel taxes by 6 cents per gallon. Daugaard signed the proposal into law Tuesday. The measure is expected to raise tens of millions of dollars in road and...
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Ag Secretary Highlights National Ag Day & Importance of South Dakota Producers

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Tomorrow brings National Ag Day across the country.  The day was founded in 1973 to encourage Americans to understand how food and fiber goods are produced and to increase the public’s awareness of the role of agriculture in citizens’ daily lives.  South Dakota Department of Agriculture Secretary Lucas Lentsch...
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Health Officials: SD Animal Rabies Cases Down in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The number of animal rabies cases has dropped in South Dakota for the second consecutive year. Health officials say 21 cases were reported in 2014, that’s down from 28 in 2013. The two-year decline comes after the state experienced a spike in cases. State epidemiologist Lon Kightlinger says rabies is...
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Senator John Thune

Thune Hires Noem’s 2010 Manager to Head Bid for Third Term

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. John Thune has hired Rep. Kristi Noem’s 2010 campaign manager to lead his likely effort to seek re-election to a third Senate term in 2016. Former staffer and political veteran Joshua Shields started as campaign manager on Monday for Thune’s unofficial Senate bid. Shields said it’s unclear...
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