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SD Governor Eases Stance on Tax Increases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard in the past has taken a firm stand against tax hikes. But now he says he won’t rule them out when considering future transportation funding. This summer the Legislature will study financing for the state’s roads and bridges. Daugaard’s sole veto in the 2014 session...
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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fairgrounds Horse Case

FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A man accused of releasing 37 horses at the Stanley County Fairgrounds has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Twenty-four-year-old Jordan Pourier, of Lower Brule, is charged with aggravated assault, destruction of property, burglary, trespassing and injury to animals. He faces up to 30 years in prison...
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Independent US Senate Candidate Can’t Be on Ballot

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A Black Hawk resident trying to win the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Tim Johnson can’t be on the general election ballot. Secretary of State Jason Gant on Tuesday said independent candidate Clayton Walker won’t be on the ballot after his nominating petitions were successfully challenged. Walker...
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152nd CSSB Officer Wins National Intelligence Award

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – An Army National Guard officer from Flandreau, South Dakota, has received a national award for her role as an intelligence officer in Afghanistan. First Lt. Bridget Flannery of the Pierre based 152nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion is the winner of the 2014 Colonel Carl F. Eifler Award. Lt. Col. Michael...
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Gravesite Directory Sheds Donated to City

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) “Directory” sheds have been placed in the Greenwood and Mobridge City cemeteries.  Major funding was provided by a community project grant obtained by the AARP South Dakota Retired Teachers Association plus some local anonymous donations.  This same funding provided computer unit with dedicated software for the Senior Citizens Center...
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Mobridge City Council May 19, 2014

MOBRIDGE, S.D. — (DRG News) The Mobridge City Council held their regularly scheduled meeting on May 19, at city hall. Council approved the minutes from the May 5 regular meeting. Police Chief Justin Jungwirth presented Tammie Fischer with a Certificate of Commendation.  The Corson County Sheriff’s Office recommended Tammie for the commendation on how...
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South Dakota Board Gathers Physical Education Feedback

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Board of Education has held the second of four public hearings on new physical education standards for K-12 schools.   The board met Monday at Northern State University in Aberdeen.  No opponents spoke against the state standards at the hearing. Supporters of the changes have said schools should...
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Settlement Funds South Dakota Behavioral Health Initiatives

 PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Attorney General Marty Jackley says South Dakota is using its share of a large multistate settlement with a drug company to fund behavioral health initiatives.  Jackley and attorneys general in 35 other states in April 2012 reached a $200 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. over allegations it marketed anti-psychotic...
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Wild Card 2 Winner in Rapid City

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lottery officials say a Wild Card 2 ticket sold in Rapid City is worth $6,000 in Saturday’s drawing.  The ticket matched all five white ball numbers but missed the Wild Card to win the game’s second prize. The odds of doing so are 1 in about 127,000. ...
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Summer Hours Start this Week at Mount Rushmore

 KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) – Mount Rushmore National Memorial starts its expanded summer hours this week.  The Black Hills tourist site draws nearly 3 million visitors every year.  Starting Friday, the Lincoln Borglum Visitor Center and Information Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The evening program and lighting ceremony will...
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